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Transmission Expansion in the Western U.S. Transmission Policy, Incentives, and Expansions in the Western States Marcus Wood Stoel Rives LLP 900 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2600 Portland, OR 97204 503-294-9434 mwood@stoel.com May 21, 2007

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB Intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada TOT 3 Frontier Line Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Map arranged by Doug Larson and John Carr Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada TOT 3 Frontier Line Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada TOT 3 Frontier Line Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze TOT 3 N. CA to Canada Frontier Line Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada TOT 3 Frontier Line Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB Intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada TOT 3 Frontier Line Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada Frontier Line TOT 3 Miracle Mile-Ault TransWest Express Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Proposed Transmission Projects MT-AB intertie John Day-McNary Northern Lights Northwestern AMPS Seabreeze N. CA to Canada TOT 3 Frontier Line TransWest Express Miracle Mile-Ault Robinson Summit-Harry Allen High Plains Express Navajo Transmission Project TransBay Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection Project Tehachapi Palo Verde – Devers II Green Path Sun Zia Sunrise Powerlink Tucson-Nogales)

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Key Characteristics of WSCC Grid That Impact Transmission Expansion Title Goes Here Grid is a "doughnut" with an exceptionally frail east side Transmission framework is a "center and talked" framework Transmission possession is divided Most of the WSCC is outside of RTO control Outside of California, way evaluations must be arranged Outside of California, there is no concession to transmission line cost distribution Major extensions require siting in different states Most Western area is not exclusive Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Transmission Ownership is Fragmented Title Goes Here In WSCC, there are no less than 58 proprietors of mass transmission Bonneville Power Administration claims 75% of the high-voltage transmission in the Northwest Western Area Power Administration is a noteworthy transmission proprietor in the Rocky Mountain/Southwest territories Substantial transmission is claimed by era cooperatives and regions Why managing other transmission proprietors is essential Siting Condemnation Path appraisals Cost assignment Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Outside of California, Path Ratings Must Be Negotiated Title Goes Here Description of "way," "cut plane," "nomogram" Paths have nothing to do with real stream of power Basics of way appraising determination Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Pacific Northwest Cut Planes Title Goes Here Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Major Expansions Involve Siting in Multiple States Title Goes Here TOT 3 case Wyoming siting Colorado siting HVDC Line: What is the advantage to mediating states? Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Most Land in WSCC Area Is Not Privately-Owned Title Goes Here Example for Transwest Express proposed way Crosses: 20 BLM asset administration zones 2 national landmarks 1 Department of Defense zone 4 Indian reservations 8 national timberlands Significance of non-private proprietorship No judgment rights "Beyond reach" ranges Environmental Impact Statement prerequisites Negotiations with Indian Nations Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Transmission Cost Allocation Title Goes Here Four potential allotments of expense of a transmission line State government substance (Wyoming Infrastructure Authority) RTO Retail utilities Generators Outside of California, no concurrence on assignment Complex blend of designation components If retail utilities are to share costs, all influenced retail administrative commissions must concur If generators are to shoulder costs, who pays until full limit joined? Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Conclusion Title Goes Here WSCC transmission framework is genuinely lacking for WSCC needs Well-arranged transmission increases, particularly on the east side, could enormously enhance unwavering quality and asset decision and decrease general expense of force Successful sponsorship of major WSCC transmission requires A profound comprehension of WSCC institutional connections An advanced and educated transaction with and settlement of a substantial number of invested individuals An uplifted comprehension of a dangerous atmospheric devation rulemaking Great political sagacious Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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Conclusion Title Goes Here TO BUILD WSCC TRANSMISSION, ONE FIRST NEEDS TO NEGOTIATE WSCC TRANSMISSION Subhead Goes Here Presenter Goes Here Date Goes Here

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