PUC Weighs Wind Disputeby Associated Press
Capital Press, October 20, 2006
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Idaho Power Co., the state's largest utility, has told the Idaho Public Utilities Commission that wind farmers should pay the millions of dollars for upgrades needed to connect them to the power grid.
Wind farmers say Idaho Power should pay for the upgrades, as required by a 1978 law.
The commission is hearing arguments over the dispute.
The 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act requires regulated electric utilities to buy renewable power from small power producers at a fixed price.
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