Application To Export Electric Energy; Western Systems Power Pool, 52783-52784 [E6-14798]

Download as PDF BILLING CODE 4000–01–C Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (Mail Code OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202–586–5860). ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. EA–98–J] Application To Export Electric Energy; Western Systems Power Pool Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Application. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) has applied, on behalf of certain of its members, to renew their authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:11 Sep 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202–586– 9624 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202–586–2793. Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On September 5, 1996, in docket EA– 98–C, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) authorized 42 members of the WSPP to export electric energy to Canada. In several subsequent proceedings in the EA–98 docket, the list members authorized to export was modified to add, delete, or reflect corporate name changes. The most recent order in the docket, EA–98–I, was issued on August 6, 2002, and authorized 26 WSPP member companies individually to transmit electric energy to Canada. The international transmission facilities utilized for these exports are owned by the Bonneville Power Administration, also a WSPP member. The facilities consist of two 500–kV transmission lines and one 230–kV transmission line that interconnect with facilities of BC Hydro, and one 230–kV line that E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 EN07SE06.020</GPH> Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before September 22, 2006. DATES: [FR Doc. E6–14800 Filed 9–6–06; 8:45 am] 52783 EN07SE06.019</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 173 / Thursday, September 7, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 52784 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 173 / Thursday, September 7, 2006 / Notices interconnects with West Kootenay Power, Limited. The construction and operation of these international transmission facilities was previously authorized by Presidential Permits PP– 10, PP–46, and PP–36, respectively. The current WSPP authorization to export electric energy to Canada will expire on September 5, 2006. On August 1, 2006, WSPP submitted an application on behalf of 13 member companies to renew the export authority contained in Order EA–98–I. The following WSPP member companies are the only WSPP members that now seek authorization to export electric energy to Canada: Avista Corporation; Candela Energy Corporation; Edison Mission Marketing and Trading, Inc.; Idaho Power Company; Kansas City Power & Light; Northern States Power Company; Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative; PacifiCorp; Powerex Corporation; Portland General Electric Company; Public Service of Colorado; Puget Sound Energy; and TransCanada Energy Ltd. WSPP has also requested DOE expedite the processing of its application in order to avoid a lapse in the export authority of its members. Accordingly, DOE has shortened the public comment period to 15 days. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above. Comments on the WSPP application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA–98–J. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Michael E. Small, General Counsel to the WSPP and Matthew K. Segers, Associate, Wright & Talisman, P.C., 1200 G Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005–3802. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, by emailing Odessa Hopkins at odessa.hopkins@hq.doe.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:11 Sep 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Issued in Washington, DC, on August 30, 2006. Anthony J. Como, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. E6–14798 Filed 9–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. EA–309] Amended Application To Export Electric Energy; Evergreen Wind Power, LLC Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Amended Application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Evergreen Wind Power, LLC (Evergreen) has submitted supplementary information and a clarification to its application filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. Evergreen has clarified its application to request that DOE grant its export authorization without the annual energy limit presently associated with the international transmission lines owned by Maine Public Service Company (MPS) that Evergreen proposes to use for the export. Evergreen also has submitted technical information demonstrating that the power transfer limit associated with these transmission lines is actually higher than that previously authorized by DOE and requests its authorization be granted at the higher limit. DOE hereby gives notice that, based on the submitted information, it plans to remove the annual energy limit on the MPS lines and allow the higher transfer rates for all exports over those lines. DATES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before September 22, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (Mail Code OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202–586–5860). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202–586– 9506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202–586–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On March 20, 2006, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) of DOE received an application from Evergreen to transmit electric energy from the U.S. to Canada. Notice of the application appeared in the Federal Register on April 18, 2006 (71 FR 19880) requesting any comments, protests, or petitions to intervene. None were received. Evergreen supplemented its application in filings received by DOE on July 31, 2006, regarding the higher power transfer limit, and on August 21, 2006, regarding the removal of the annual energy limit. Evergreen is proposing to construct a 49.5-megawatt (MW) wind generation facility, the Mars Hill Project, in Aroostook, Maine, and will sell the electrical output of the facility within the U.S. and/or to customers in Canada. The electric energy to be exported to Canada would be transmitted over the international transmission facilities owned by MPS and authorized by Presidential Permits PP–12 and PP–29. Exports over the PP–12 and PP–29 facilities are presently limited to a total of 40,000 MWh per year with a power transfer limit of 40.8 MW. Evergreen has submitted technical information which demonstrates that the power transfer limit for the combination of the PP–12 and PP–29 facilities is now 97.8 MW, not the 40.8 MW previously authorized. Evergreen also asserts that if it were subject to the existing 40,000–MWh annual energy limit it would severely hinder its ability to maximize the output of the Mars Hill Project. DOE proposes to issue an export authorization to Evergreen at the 98.7– MW power transfer limit and without the annual energy limits. DOE notes that it has previously authorized numerous entities to export over the PP–12 and PP–29 facilities and that each of those authorizations contained the 40,000– MWh energy limit and the 40.8–MW power transfer limit. DOE further proposes that all entities previously authorized by DOE to export over the PP–12 and PP–29 facilities would be permitted to export at the higher power transfer limit with no annual energy limit. Evergreen has also requested DOE expedite the processing of its application in order that Evergreen may complete certain scheduled financing transactions. Accordingly, DOE has shortened the public comment period to 15 days. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 173 (Thursday, September 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52783-52784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14798]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[Docket No. EA-98-J]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Western Systems Power Pool

AGENCY: Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Application.

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SUMMARY: The Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) has applied, on behalf 
of certain of its members, to renew their authority to transmit 
electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 
202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on 
or before September 22, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be 
addressed as follows: Office Electricity Delivery and Energy 
Reliability (Mail Code OE-20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-586-5860).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202-
586-9624 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United 
States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization 
under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 
824a(e)).
    On September 5, 1996, in docket EA-98-C, the Office of Fossil 
Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) authorized 42 members of 
the WSPP to export electric energy to Canada. In several subsequent 
proceedings in the EA-98 docket, the list members authorized to export 
was modified to add, delete, or reflect corporate name changes. The 
most recent order in the docket, EA-98-I, was issued on August 6, 2002, 
and authorized 26 WSPP member companies individually to transmit 
electric energy to Canada. The international transmission facilities 
utilized for these exports are owned by the Bonneville Power 
Administration, also a WSPP member. The facilities consist of two 500-
kV transmission lines and one 230-kV transmission line that 
interconnect with facilities of BC Hydro, and one 230-kV line that

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interconnects with West Kootenay Power, Limited. The construction and 
operation of these international transmission facilities was previously 
authorized by Presidential Permits PP-10, PP-46, and PP-36, 
respectively. The current WSPP authorization to export electric energy 
to Canada will expire on September 5, 2006.
    On August 1, 2006, WSPP submitted an application on behalf of 13 
member companies to renew the export authority contained in Order EA-
98-I. The following WSPP member companies are the only WSPP members 
that now seek authorization to export electric energy to Canada: Avista 
Corporation; Candela Energy Corporation; Edison Mission Marketing and 
Trading, Inc.; Idaho Power Company; Kansas City Power & Light; Northern 
States Power Company; Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative; 
PacifiCorp; Powerex Corporation; Portland General Electric Company; 
Public Service of Colorado; Puget Sound Energy; and TransCanada Energy 
Ltd.
    WSPP has also requested DOE expedite the processing of its 
application in order to avoid a lapse in the export authority of its 
members. Accordingly, DOE has shortened the public comment period to 15 
days.
    Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this 
proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this 
application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at 
the address provided above in accordance with Sec. Sec.  385.211 or 
385.214 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Rules of Practice 
and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each 
petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date 
listed above.
    Comments on the WSPP application to export electric energy to 
Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-98-J. Additional copies 
are to be filed directly with Michael E. Small, General Counsel to the 
WSPP and Matthew K. Segers, Associate, Wright & Talisman, P.C., 1200 G 
Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-3802.
    A final decision will be made on this application after the 
environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by DOE 
that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability 
of the U.S. electric power supply system.
    Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, by 
emailing Odessa Hopkins at odessa.hopkins@hq.doe.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 30, 2006.
Anthony J. Como,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
 [FR Doc. E6-14798 Filed 9-6-06; 8:45 am]
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