17.20.920 ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINES, EXPLANATION OF NEED
(1) An application for an electric transmission line must contain an explanation of the need for the facility based on, but not limited to, one or more of the following conditions:
(a) transient stability considerations under normal or contingent operating conditions;
(b) power transfer capacity under normal or contingent operating conditions;
(c) voltage drop in the transmission or subtransmission network under normal or contingent operating conditions;
(d) reliability of service considerations; and
(e) economy considerations.
History: 75-20-105, MCA; IMP, 75-20-211, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 1844, Eff. 12/28/84; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 252, Eff. 2/11/05.