Proposed Rate Adjustment for Kerr-Philpott System, 7580-7581 [2010-3344]

Download as PDF 7580 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 34 / Monday, February 22, 2010 / Notices time on the specified comment date. It is not necessary to separately intervene again in a subdocket related to a compliance filing if you have previously intervened in the same docket. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. In reference to filings initiating a new proceeding, interventions or protests submitted on or before the comment deadline need not be served on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceedings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed dockets(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. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–3317 Filed 2–19–10; 8:45 am] cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Southeastern Power Administration Proposed Rate Adjustment for KerrPhilpott System AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern), DOE. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 Feb 19, 2010 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Notice of public hearing and opportunities for review and comment. SUMMARY: Southeastern proposes to replace existing schedules of rates and charges applicable for the sale of power from the Kerr-Philpott System effective for a five-year period from October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2015. Additionally, opportunities will be available for interested persons to review the present rates, the proposed rates and supporting studies, to participate in a public forum, and to submit written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in this process. DATES: Written comments are due on or before May 24, 2010. A public information and comment forum will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, at 10 a.m. on March 30, 2010. Persons desiring to speak at the forum should notify Southeastern at least seven (7) days before the forum is scheduled so that a list of forum participants can be prepared. Others present at the forum may speak if time permits. Persons desiring to attend the forum should notify Southeastern at least seven (7) days before the forum is scheduled. Unless Southeastern has been notified by the close of business on March 23, 2010, that at least one person intends to be present at the forum, the forum may be canceled with no further notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Kenneth E. Legg, Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, Elberton, GA 30635. The public comment forum will meet at the Marriott-Raleigh Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612, phone (919) 781–7000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon, Assistant Administrator, Finance and Marketing, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635–6711, (706) 213–3800. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), by order issued December 8, 2006,117 FERC ¶ 62,220, confirmed and approved Rate Schedules VA–1–A, VA– 2–A, VA–3–A, VA–4–A, CP&L–1–A, CP&L–2–A, CP&L–3–A, CP&L–4–A, AP– 1–A, AP–2–A, AP–3–A, AP–4–A, NC– 1–A, Replacement-2, and VANC–1 for the period October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2011. A repayment study prepared in January of 2010 showed that existing rates are not adequate to recover all costs required by present repayment criteria. Due to the projected shortfall a revised repayment study was PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prepared with a revenue increase of $3,723,000 in Fiscal Year 2011 and all future years. The revised repayment plan shows that all costs will be repaid within their service life. Therefore, Southeastern is proposing to revise the existing rates to generate this additional revenue. The increase is primarily due to a severe drought. The rate adjustment is an increase of about 20 percent. Proposed Unit Rates Under the proposed rates, the capacity charge will increase from the current $2.98 per kilowatt per month to $3.91 per kilowatt per month. The energy charge will increase from the current 11.90 mills per kilowatt-hour to 15.66 mills per kilowatt-hour. In addition, Southeastern proposes to continue a Tandem Transmission rate, which is designed to recover the cost of transmitting power from a project to the border of another transmitting system. This rate is to be a formulary passthrough rate based on the charges by transmission facilitators and is estimated to be $2.14 per kilowatt per month. In addition to these proposed rate adjustments, Southeastern is proposing to continue a true-up based on the costs that are transferred to plant in service in the preceding fiscal year to cover the costs associated with this rehabilitation. The John H. Kerr Project is currently undergoing rehabilitation, and a true-up adjustment is incorporated in the current rates. For each increase of $1,000,000 to plant in service, an increase of $0.013 per kilowatt per month will be added to the capacity charge, and 0.052 mills per kilowatthour will be added to the energy charge. Southeastern is proposing the following rate schedules to be effective for the period from October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2015. The capacity charge and energy charge will be the same for all rate schedules. These rate schedules are necessary to accommodate the transmission and scheduling arrangements that are available in the Kerr-Philpott System. Rate Schedule VA–1–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North Carolina to whom power may be transmitted and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government, Virginia Electric and Power Company (also known as Dominion Virginia Power [DVP]), and DVP’s Transmission Operator, currently PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM). E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 34 / Monday, February 22, 2010 / Notices Service Corporation and the American Electric Power Service Corporation’s Transmission Operator, currently and the PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM). Rate Schedule VA–3–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North Carolina to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government, DVP, and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule VA–4–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in the service area of DVP and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Rate Schedule AP–2–B Rate Schedule VA–2–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North Carolina to whom power may be transmitted pursuant to contracts between the Government, DVP, and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. [Docket No. AD10–5–000] Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia to whom power may be transmitted pursuant to contracts between the Government, American Electric Power Service Corporation, and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. RTO/ISO Performance Metrics; Notice Requesting Comments on RTO/ISO Performance Metrics Rate Schedule AP–3–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government, American Electric Power Service Corporation, and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule AP–4–B Rate Schedule CP&L–1–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina to whom power may be transmitted and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Carolina Power & Light (also known as Progress Energy Carolinas). Available to public bodies and cooperatives in the service area of American Electric Power Service Corporation and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule CP&L–2–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina to whom power may be transmitted pursuant to contracts between the Government and Carolina Power & Light. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government. Rate Schedule NC–1–B cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Rate Schedule CP&L–3–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government and Carolina Power & Light. The customer is responsible for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule CP&L–4–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in the service area of Carolina Power & Light. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission arrangement. Rate Schedule AP–1–B Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia to whom power may be transmitted and scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government, American Electric Power VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 Feb 19, 2010 Jkt 220001 7581 Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North Carolina to whom power may be transmitted pursuant to a contract between the Government and PJM and scheduled pursuant to a contract between the Government and Carolina Power & Light. Rate Schedule Replacement-2 This rate schedule shall be applicable to the sale energy purchased to meet contract minimum energy and sold under appropriate contracts between the Government and the Customer. The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635. Proposed Rate Schedules VA–1–B, VA– 2–B, VA–3–B, VA–4–B, CP&L–1–B, CP&L–2–B, CP&L–3–B, CP&L–4–B, AP– 1–B, AP–2–B, AP–3–B, AP–4–B, NC–1– A, and Replacement-2 are also available. Dated: February 10, 2010. Kenneth E. Legg, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–3344 Filed 2–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission February 3, 2010. In September 2008, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled ‘‘Electricity Restructuring: FERC Could Take Additional Steps to Analyze Regional Transmission Organizations’ Benefits and Performance,’’ GAO–08–987. This report recommends that the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC), among other actions, work with regional transmission organizations (RTO), Independent System Operators (ISO), stakeholders and other experts to develop standardized measures that track the performance of RTO/ISO operations and markets and report the performance results to Congress and the public annually, while also providing interpretation of (1) what the measures and reported performance communicate about the benefits of RTOs and, where appropriate, (2) changes that need to be made to address any performance concerns. As recommended by GAO, Commission staff has worked with a team comprised of staff from all the jurisdictional ISOs/RTOs to develop a set of performance metrics that the ISOs/RTOs will use to report annually to the Commission. Commission staff and representatives from the ISOs/RTOs have also met with interested stakeholders to solicit their perspectives and comments on the proposed performance metrics. Commission staff requests comments on whether the proposed performance metrics will effectively track the performance of ISO/RTO operations and markets. Comments must be filed on or before March 5, 2010. Reply comments must be filed on or before March 19, 2010. Addresses: Parties may submit comments, identified by Docket No. AD10–5–000, by one of the following methods. Agency Web site: http://www.ferc. gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments via the eFiling link found under the ‘‘Documents and Filing’’ tab. Mail: Commenters unable to file comments electronically must mail or hand deliver an original and 14 copies of their comments to: Federal Energy E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 34 (Monday, February 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7580-7581]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3344]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Southeastern Power Administration


Proposed Rate Adjustment for Kerr-Philpott System

AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern), DOE.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing and opportunities for review and 
comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Southeastern proposes to replace existing schedules of rates 
and charges applicable for the sale of power from the Kerr-Philpott 
System effective for a five-year period from October 1, 2010, to 
September 30, 2015. Additionally, opportunities will be available for 
interested persons to review the present rates, the proposed rates and 
supporting studies, to participate in a public forum, and to submit 
written comments. Southeastern will evaluate all comments received in 
this process.

DATES: Written comments are due on or before May 24, 2010. A public 
information and comment forum will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, 
at 10 a.m. on March 30, 2010. Persons desiring to speak at the forum 
should notify Southeastern at least seven (7) days before the forum is 
scheduled so that a list of forum participants can be prepared. Others 
present at the forum may speak if time permits. Persons desiring to 
attend the forum should notify Southeastern at least seven (7) days 
before the forum is scheduled. Unless Southeastern has been notified by 
the close of business on March 23, 2010, that at least one person 
intends to be present at the forum, the forum may be canceled with no 
further notice.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Kenneth E. Legg, 
Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, Department of Energy, 
Elberton, GA 30635. The public comment forum will meet at the Marriott-
Raleigh Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612, phone 
(919) 781-7000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon, Assistant 
Administrator, Finance and Marketing, Southeastern Power 
Administration, Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, 
GA 30635-6711, (706) 213-3800.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC), by order issued December 8, 2006,117 FERC ] 62,220, confirmed 
and approved Rate Schedules VA-1-A, VA-2-A, VA-3-A, VA-4-A, CP&L-1-A, 
CP&L-2-A, CP&L-3-A, CP&L-4-A, AP-1-A, AP-2-A, AP-3-A, AP-4-A, NC-1-A, 
Replacement-2, and VANC-1 for the period October 1, 2006, to September 
30, 2011. A repayment study prepared in January of 2010 showed that 
existing rates are not adequate to recover all costs required by 
present repayment criteria. Due to the projected shortfall a revised 
repayment study was prepared with a revenue increase of $3,723,000 in 
Fiscal Year 2011 and all future years. The revised repayment plan shows 
that all costs will be repaid within their service life. Therefore, 
Southeastern is proposing to revise the existing rates to generate this 
additional revenue. The increase is primarily due to a severe drought. 
The rate adjustment is an increase of about 20 percent.

Proposed Unit Rates

    Under the proposed rates, the capacity charge will increase from 
the current $2.98 per kilowatt per month to $3.91 per kilowatt per 
month. The energy charge will increase from the current 11.90 mills per 
kilowatt-hour to 15.66 mills per kilowatt-hour. In addition, 
Southeastern proposes to continue a Tandem Transmission rate, which is 
designed to recover the cost of transmitting power from a project to 
the border of another transmitting system. This rate is to be a 
formulary pass-through rate based on the charges by transmission 
facilitators and is estimated to be $2.14 per kilowatt per month.
    In addition to these proposed rate adjustments, Southeastern is 
proposing to continue a true-up based on the costs that are transferred 
to plant in service in the preceding fiscal year to cover the costs 
associated with this rehabilitation. The John H. Kerr Project is 
currently undergoing rehabilitation, and a true-up adjustment is 
incorporated in the current rates. For each increase of $1,000,000 to 
plant in service, an increase of $0.013 per kilowatt per month will be 
added to the capacity charge, and 0.052 mills per kilowatt-hour will be 
added to the energy charge.
    Southeastern is proposing the following rate schedules to be 
effective for the period from October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2015. 
The capacity charge and energy charge will be the same for all rate 
schedules. These rate schedules are necessary to accommodate the 
transmission and scheduling arrangements that are available in the 
Kerr-Philpott System.

Rate Schedule VA-1-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North 
Carolina to whom power may be transmitted and scheduled pursuant to 
contracts between the Government, Virginia Electric and Power Company 
(also known as Dominion Virginia Power [DVP]), and DVP's Transmission 
Operator, currently PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM).

[[Page 7581]]

Rate Schedule VA-2-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North 
Carolina to whom power may be transmitted pursuant to contracts between 
the Government, DVP, and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing 
a scheduling arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule VA-3-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North 
Carolina to whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between 
the Government, DVP, and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing 
a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule VA-4-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in the service area of 
DVP and PJM. The customer is responsible for providing a scheduling 
arrangement with the Government and for providing a transmission 
arrangement.

Rate Schedule CP&L-1-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina to 
whom power may be transmitted and scheduled pursuant to contracts 
between the Government and Carolina Power & Light (also known as 
Progress Energy Carolinas).

Rate Schedule CP&L-2-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina to 
whom power may be transmitted pursuant to contracts between the 
Government and Carolina Power & Light. The customer is responsible for 
providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule CP&L-3-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in North Carolina to 
whom power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the 
Government and Carolina Power & Light. The customer is responsible for 
providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule CP&L-4-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in the service area of 
Carolina Power & Light. The customer is responsible for providing a 
scheduling arrangement with the Government and for providing a 
transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule AP-1-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia to whom 
power may be transmitted and scheduled pursuant to contracts between 
the Government, American Electric Power Service Corporation and the 
American Electric Power Service Corporation's Transmission Operator, 
currently and the PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM).

Rate Schedule AP-2-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia to whom 
power may be transmitted pursuant to contracts between the Government, 
American Electric Power Service Corporation, and PJM. The customer is 
responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government.

Rate Schedule AP-3-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia to whom 
power may be scheduled pursuant to contracts between the Government, 
American Electric Power Service Corporation, and PJM. The customer is 
responsible for providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule AP-4-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in the service area of 
American Electric Power Service Corporation and PJM. The customer is 
responsible for providing a scheduling arrangement with the Government 
and for providing a transmission arrangement.

Rate Schedule NC-1-B

    Available to public bodies and cooperatives in Virginia and North 
Carolina to whom power may be transmitted pursuant to a contract 
between the Government and PJM and scheduled pursuant to a contract 
between the Government and Carolina Power & Light.

Rate Schedule Replacement-2

    This rate schedule shall be applicable to the sale energy purchased 
to meet contract minimum energy and sold under appropriate contracts 
between the Government and the Customer.
    The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 
1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635. Proposed Rate Schedules VA-
1-B, VA-2-B, VA-3-B, VA-4-B, CP&L-1-B, CP&L-2-B, CP&L-3-B, CP&L-4-B, 
AP-1-B, AP-2-B, AP-3-B, AP-4-B, NC-1-A, and Replacement-2 are also 
available.

    Dated: February 10, 2010.
Kenneth E. Legg,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-3344 Filed 2-19-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P