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42 U.S. Code § 16441 - Funding new interconnection and transmission upgrades

The Commission may approve a participant funding plan that allocates costs related to transmission upgrades or new generator interconnection, without regard to whether an applicant is a member of a Commission-approved Transmission Organization, if the plan results in rates that—
are just and reasonable;
are not unduly discriminatory or preferential; and
are otherwise consistent with sections 824d and 824e of title 16.