On October 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final approval to two proposals for financing new electric transmission in the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), both of which hold immense potential for wind generation. A large and influential Michigan-based coalition of electric utilities and industrial companies remain adamantly opposed to the new plan, and has met with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) to voice its concern over potential rate increases as a result of the plans.