Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order, 9182 [2016-03835]

Download as PDF 9182 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL16–39–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on February 17, 2016, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission), 18 CFR 385.207(2015), Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) filed a petition for declaratory order finding that Tri-State’s fixed cost recovery proposal contained in revised Board Policy 101 is consistent with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and the Commission’s implementing regulaltions, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceeding must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. 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 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceeding 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov.or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on March 18, 2016. Dated: February 18, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–03835 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM16–6–000] Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System—Primary Frequency Response Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy. ACTION: Notice of Inquiry. AGENCY: In this Notice of Inquiry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) seeks comment on the need for reforms to its rules and regulations regarding the provision and compensation of primary frequency response. DATES: Comments are due April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and in accordance with the requirements posted on the Commission’s Web site, http://www.ferc.gov. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format, at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Those unable to file electronically must mail or hand deliver comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Comment Procedures Section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jomo Richardson (Technical Information), Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 6281, Jomo.Richardson@ferc.gov. Mark Bennett (Legal Information), Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8524, Mark.Bennett@ferc.gov. 1. In this Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the Commission seeks comment on the need for reforms to its rules and regulations regarding the provision and compensation of primary frequency response. In recent years, the nation’s electric supply portfolio has transformed to a point where fewer resources may now be providing primary frequency response than when the Commission considered this issue in other relevant proceedings. As discussed below, in light of the changing resource mix and other factors, it is reasonable to expect this trend to continue. Considering the significance of primary frequency response to the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System,1 the Commission seeks input on whether and what action is needed to address the provision and compensation of primary frequency response. 2. Specifically, the Commission seeks comment on whether amendments to the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA) are warranted to require all new generation resources to have frequency response capabilities as a precondition of interconnection. The Commission also seeks comment on the performance of existing resources and whether primary frequency response requirements for these resources are warranted. Further, the Commission seeks comment on the requirement to provide and compensate for primary frequency response. 1 Section 215(a)(1) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824o(a)(1) (2012) defines ‘‘BulkPower System’’ as those ‘‘facilities and control systems necessary for operating an interconnected electric energy transmission network (or any portion thereof) [and] electric energy from generating facilities needed to maintain transmission system reliability.’’ The term does not include facilities used in the local distribution of electric energy. See also Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Bulk-Power System, Order No. 693, FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,242, at P 76, order on reh’g, Order No. 693–A, 120 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2007). E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. EL16-39-000]


Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice 
of Petition for Declaratory Order

    Take notice that on February 17, 2016, pursuant to Rule 207 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission's (Commission), 18 CFR 385.207(2015), Tri-State 
Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) filed a 
petition for declaratory order finding that Tri-State's fixed cost 
recovery proposal contained in revised Board Policy 101 is consistent 
with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and the 
Commission's implementing regulaltions, as more fully explained in the 
petition.
    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceeding 
must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or 
before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. 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. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice 
of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, 
motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. 
Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of 
that document on the Petitioner.
    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 
5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The filings in the above proceeding 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 email notification 
when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with 
any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov.or 
call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on March 18, 2016.

    Dated: February 18, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-03835 Filed 2-23-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P