ISO New England Inc. and New England Power Pool; Notice of Technical Conference, 43863-43864 [E5-4054]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices Dated: May 19, 2005. Kirk C. Rodgers, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation. Dated: May 16, 2005. Joseph D. Morgan, Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. [FR Doc. 05–15013 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] For further information, contact Rebecca Martin at (202) 502–6012. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4032 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P [Docket No. ER05–795–001] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ISO New England Inc. and New England Power Pool; Notice of Technical Conference [Project No. 2105–095] July 22, 2005. Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment July 21, 2005. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR Part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects’ staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for an application for a non-capacity related amendment of the Lake Almanor Development of the Upper North Fork Feather River Project. The Upper North Fork Feather River Project, FERC No. 2105, is located on the Butt Creek and North Fork Feather River in Plumas County, California. The EA contains the staff’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the proposal and concludes that approval of the proposal would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is attached to a July 20, 2005, Commission order titled ‘‘Order Approving Application for Amendment of License and Revised Exhibit K,’’ which is available for review and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426. The EA may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘elibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (prefaced by P-) and excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that members of its staff will hold a technical conference with ISO New England Inc. (ISO–NE) to discuss certain aspects of the ‘‘Joint Request for Clarification, or in the Alternative, Rehearing; Request for Expedited Action; and Request for Deferral of Filing Requirements of ISO New England Inc. and New England Power Pool’’ (Joint Request) filed on June 23, 2005 in Docket No. ER05–795–001. The conference will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (e.d.t.), in Room 3M–3 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Washington DC 20426. Specifically, the purpose of the conference is to discuss the mechanism for selecting generating units to provide Regulation Service as proposed in an April 7 filing, and how Regulation Clearing Prices would be established. The conference will also discuss any possible inconsistencies in the description of the mechanism as found in (i) the proposed Tariff revisions (especially section III.1.11.5 and section III.3.2.2), (ii) the Joint Request,1 and (iii) the proposed revisions to the ISO–NE Manual for Market Operations, Manual M–11 (Revision XX—ASM Phase I), section 3 (especially section 3.2.5).2 During the conference, ISO–NE should be prepared to explain the proposed steps that would be taken to select generators to provide Regulation Service and to determine the Regulation 1 The Joint Request (at 6–7) describes a 7-step process for determining the Resources that would be selected to provide Regulation Service and for determining the Regulation Clearing Price. 2 The ISO–NE Manual for Market Operations has not been filed with the Commission. It may be found on the ISO–NE Web site at http://www.isone.com/rules_proceds/isone_mnls/M– 11_Market%20Operations_(Revision%20XX)_10– 01–05.doc. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43863 Clearing Price. To aid in this discussion, Staff requests ISO–NE to use the hypothetical example described in the Appendix to this Notice to illustrate how Resources would be selected to provide Regulation Service and how the Regulation Clearing Price would be determined. ISO–NE should also be prepared to explain whether, under its proposal, the Resources selected to provide Regulation Service would be those whose total costs of providing Regulation Service are the lowest. In addition, ISO–NE should be prepared to discuss the rationale for recalculating updated Regulation Rank Prices for generating units with Regulation Offer Prices that are less than the initial Regulation Clearing Price, as described in section 3.2.5(2) of the proposed revision to Manual M–11. The conference is open for the public to attend. In addition, a telephone line will be provided for interested parties to call in and participate in the conference. Below is the call-in information for the conference call: Date: July 28, 2005. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. e.d.t. Toll-free Number: 877–546–1566. Passcode: 65271. Leader’s Name: Mr. David Mead. Parties interested in submitting comments following the conference must do so no later than August 11, 2005. FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208– 1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202–208– 2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about the conference, please contact: David Mead at (202) 502–8028 or david.mead@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. Appendix The following is a hypothetical example to be used during the technical conference to help illustrate how Resources would be selected to provide Regulation Service and how the Regulation Clearing Price would be determined. Assume that 150 MW of Regulation Capability must be procured to provide Regulation Service for a particular hour. Assume that 6 different Resources, A through F, have submitted offers to provide Regulation Service. Each of the 6 Resources has an Automatic Response Rate of 10 MW per minute, and thus, a Regulation Capability of 50 MW (i.e., 10 MW per minute times 5 minutes). Although each Resource has submitted a different Energy Bid (shown in E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 43864 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices the table below), the Energy Bid of each Resource is constant over its entire operating range. The day-ahead and real-time LMP throughout New England during the hour in question is $70/MWh. None of the bids from the Resources has any start-up or minimum load costs. The Capability-to-Service Ratio used in calculating the Regulation Service Credit for each Resource is 0.1. (ISO–NE should comment during the conference whether it is reasonable to assume that the Capability-to-Service Ratio used in selecting Resources would be the same for all Resources.) Assume that the 6 Resources submit the following in their bids to supply Regulation Service and Energy: INFORMATION IN BIDS TO SUPPLY REGULATION SERVICE AND ENERGY AND DERIVED OPPORTUNITY COST, IN $/MWH Regulation offer Resource A B C D E F ................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... ISO–NE should be prepared to explain during the conference how its proposal would determine which of these Resources would be selected to provide Regulation Service, and how the Regulation Clearing Price would be determined. If additional information is also needed to determine which Resources are selected and what Regulation Clearing Price is calculated, ISO– NE should identify the information at the conference and add reasonable hypothetical values for this information to the above example. [FR Doc. E5–4054 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD05–12–000] Report on Generator Offers in the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Market Launch; Notice Inviting Comments on Staff Report July 22, 2005. The Commission is posting, and inviting comment upon, a staff report, ‘‘Report on Generator Offers in the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Market Launch’’ (Report). The Report presents information and staff conclusions related to generator supply offers made into the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) during the two months following the launch of the MISO Energy Markets, a period during which MISO market participants were required to offer supply into MISO at cost. The purpose of this Notice is to solicit comment on the Report and, in particular, on staff’s recommendations (contained in Section VI of the Report, Analysis and Observations) that may assist the Commission in the VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 development of policies relating to the issues raised in the Report. The Report will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov. Comments on the Report should be filed within 30 days of the issuance of this Notice. The Commission encourages electronic submission of comments in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All filings in this docket are accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and will be available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to: David Tobenkin, Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, 202–502–6445, david.tobenkin@ferc.gov. William Meroney, Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, 202–502–8069, william.meroney@ferc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Energy bid $10 20 40 45 50 60 Derived opportunity cost $85 75 70 70 40 25 $15 5 0 0 30 45 Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on August 22, 2005. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4058 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Membership of Performance Review Board for Senior Executives (PRB) July 22, 2005. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby provides notice of the membership of its Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Commission’s Senior Executive Service (SES) members. The function of this board is to make recommendations relating to the performance of senior executives in the Commission. This action is undertaken in accordance with Title 5, U.S.C., Section 4314(c)(4). 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. ER05-795-001]


ISO New England Inc. and New England Power Pool; Notice of 
Technical Conference

July 22, 2005.
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice that 
members of its staff will hold a technical conference with ISO New 
England Inc. (ISO-NE) to discuss certain aspects of the ``Joint Request 
for Clarification, or in the Alternative, Rehearing; Request for 
Expedited Action; and Request for Deferral of Filing Requirements of 
ISO New England Inc. and New England Power Pool'' (Joint Request) filed 
on June 23, 2005 in Docket No. ER05-795-001.
    The conference will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2005 from 8:30 
a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (e.d.t.), in Room 3M-3 of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Washington DC 20426.
    Specifically, the purpose of the conference is to discuss the 
mechanism for selecting generating units to provide Regulation Service 
as proposed in an April 7 filing, and how Regulation Clearing Prices 
would be established. The conference will also discuss any possible 
inconsistencies in the description of the mechanism as found in (i) the 
proposed Tariff revisions (especially section III.1.11.5 and section 
III.3.2.2), (ii) the Joint Request,\1\ and (iii) the proposed revisions 
to the ISO-NE Manual for Market Operations, Manual M-11 (Revision XX--
ASM Phase I), section 3 (especially section 3.2.5).\2\
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    \1\ The Joint Request (at 6-7) describes a 7-step process for 
determining the Resources that would be selected to provide 
Regulation Service and for determining the Regulation Clearing 
Price.
    \2\ The ISO-NE Manual for Market Operations has not been filed 
with the Commission. It may be found on the ISO-NE Web site at 
http://www.iso-ne.com/rules_proceds/isone_mnls/M-11_
Market%20Operations--(Revision%20XX)--10-01-05.doc.
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    During the conference, ISO-NE should be prepared to explain the 
proposed steps that would be taken to select generators to provide 
Regulation Service and to determine the Regulation Clearing Price. To 
aid in this discussion, Staff requests ISO-NE to use the hypothetical 
example described in the Appendix to this Notice to illustrate how 
Resources would be selected to provide Regulation Service and how the 
Regulation Clearing Price would be determined. ISO-NE should also be 
prepared to explain whether, under its proposal, the Resources selected 
to provide Regulation Service would be those whose total costs of 
providing Regulation Service are the lowest. In addition, ISO-NE should 
be prepared to discuss the rationale for recalculating updated 
Regulation Rank Prices for generating units with Regulation Offer 
Prices that are less than the initial Regulation Clearing Price, as 
described in section 3.2.5(2) of the proposed revision to Manual M-11.
    The conference is open for the public to attend. In addition, a 
telephone line will be provided for interested parties to call in and 
participate in the conference. Below is the call-in information for the 
conference call:
    Date: July 28, 2005.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. e.d.t.
    Toll-free Number: 877-546-1566.
    Passcode: 65271.
    Leader's Name: Mr. David Mead.
    Parties interested in submitting comments following the conference 
must do so no later than August 11, 2005.
    FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please 
send an e-mail to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1-866-208-
3372 (voice) or 202-208-1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202-208-2106 with 
the required accommodations.
    For more information about the conference, please contact: David 
Mead at (202) 502-8028 or david.mead@ferc.gov.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.

Appendix

    The following is a hypothetical example to be used during the 
technical conference to help illustrate how Resources would be 
selected to provide Regulation Service and how the Regulation 
Clearing Price would be determined.
    Assume that 150 MW of Regulation Capability must be procured to 
provide Regulation Service for a particular hour. Assume that 6 
different Resources, A through F, have submitted offers to provide 
Regulation Service. Each of the 6 Resources has an Automatic 
Response Rate of 10 MW per minute, and thus, a Regulation Capability 
of 50 MW (i.e., 10 MW per minute times 5 minutes). Although each 
Resource has submitted a different Energy Bid (shown in

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the table below), the Energy Bid of each Resource is constant over 
its entire operating range. The day-ahead and real-time LMP 
throughout New England during the hour in question is $70/MWh. None 
of the bids from the Resources has any start-up or minimum load 
costs. The Capability-to-Service Ratio used in calculating the 
Regulation Service Credit for each Resource is 0.1. (ISO-NE should 
comment during the conference whether it is reasonable to assume 
that the Capability-to-Service Ratio used in selecting Resources 
would be the same for all Resources.)
    Assume that the 6 Resources submit the following in their bids 
to supply Regulation Service and Energy:

       Information in Bids to Supply Regulation Service and Energy and Derived Opportunity Cost, in $/MWh
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                                                                                                      Derived
                            Resource                                Regulation      Energy bid      opportunity
                                                                       offer                           cost
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A...............................................................             $10             $85             $15
B...............................................................              20              75               5
C...............................................................              40              70               0
D...............................................................              45              70               0
E...............................................................              50              40              30
F...............................................................              60              25              45
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    ISO-NE should be prepared to explain during the conference how 
its proposal would determine which of these Resources would be 
selected to provide Regulation Service, and how the Regulation 
Clearing Price would be determined. If additional information is 
also needed to determine which Resources are selected and what 
Regulation Clearing Price is calculated, ISO-NE should identify the 
information at the conference and add reasonable hypothetical values 
for this information to the above example.

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