A section of the proposed CapX2020 project – the Brookings County-Hampton transmission line, could receive a multi-value project (MVP) designation by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Midwest ISO) as early as this summer, giving wind projects a much-needed boost.

MVP projects must support public-policy requirements or address reliability and/or multiple economic issues in multiple transmission zones. An MVP designation means that the project would be able to take advantage of the cost-allocation method of payment, which was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December 2010.  MVP projects must support public-policy requirements or address reliability and/or multiple economic issues in multiple transmission zones. An MVP designation means that the project would be able to take advantage of the cost-allocation method of payment, which was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December 2010.  Instead of generators paying for development, 100% of the cost of developing the transmission would be spread across the entire Midwest ISO footprint under the cost-allocation method.  Read more about this MVP project here