The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has released the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission project “Decision Matrix” where the “he said/she said” nature of these contested cases is so graphically presented.

52 pages to start with, where parties detail positions supported with citations. 75 words of narrative per section, plus citations. Due this Friday.

PSC staff did a pretty good job on this, except for not doing enough development of alternatives, particularly where the need case is so weak. Realistic alternatives, both system alternatives and route alternatives, could meet the claimed “need” (which is different than “need”), and should be developed, reviewed, and added in a Supplement to the EIS, so that the Commission could put them in the mix. Without that, there’s no serious consideration.

Cardinal-Hickory Creek: Consumer advocates say line not needed, benefits in doubt

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