On June 20, Standard & Poor’s released the report, “Renewable Energy Mandates Bring Winds Of Change To U.S. Midwest Power Transmission”, which argues that it is uncertain whether the booming wind industry in the Midwest will be able to succeed given deficiencies in the area of transmission infrastructure. “Given the state RPS mandates and recent proposals in the Midwest, we believe significant development of renewable power generation in the region is likely, and a related transmission build-out would then be inevitable,” S&P credit analyst Aneesh Prabhu said. The report argues that though Midwest states appear committed to their RPS mandates, it is unclear exactly what kind of transmission infrastructure will eventually emerge.