In February 2010, FERC approved the acquisition by American Transmission Company, LLC of 34.4 circuit miles of transmission lines and certain substation-related equipment owned by a municipal utility, the City of Marshfield. The 34.4 circuit miles of transmission lines and equipment were valued at approximately $6 million. The transmission facilities will come under the operational control of the Midwest ISO.

There may be opportunities for other municipal utility owners to seek to maximize the value of their assets by selling their transmission facilities to standalone transmission entities.