Keryn is our great friend and advocate. She writes an outstanding blog about transmission opposition which is often about Clean Line.
to reverse its Order granting Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)
In an Opinion handed down August 10, the Illinois Third District Court of Appeals reversed the Order of the Illinois Commerce Commission that granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity to the Rock Island Clean Line, and remanded the cause to the Commission with directions to enter an order consistent with its decision.
This is a major setback for the project, which was granted a CPCN by the ICC in 2014. In its decision, the Court found that Rock Island failed to meet two requirements for being a public utility because it does not own, control, operate, or manage assets within the State; and that the proposed transmission line is not for public use without discrimination. Because Rock Island is not a public utility, the Court said, the ICC lacked authority to issue a CPCN in the first place.Clean Line Whack-a-Mole
Clean Line Does NOT Sell Electricity!
Hallelujah, brothers and sisters!
CLEAN LINE DOES NOT SELL ELECTRICITY!
That’s right, Clean Line does not sell electricity. The only thing Clean Line can sell is transmission capacity. Clean Line is selling space on its gigantic, aerial extension cord. The cost of energy to plug into the extension cord is not included in the cost of the cord. It’s just a cord, not plugged into anything. If you want to actually receive electricity over Clean Line’s extension cord, you must purchase electricity separately from another company, at an additional cost.