Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical Conference: Increasing Real-Time and Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software, 12893-12894 [2016-05496]

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[FR Doc. 2016–05501 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD10–12–007] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved Software; Notice of Technical Conference: Increasing Real-Time and Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software Take notice that Commission staff will convene a technical conference on June 27, 28, and 29, 2016 to discuss opportunities for increasing real-time and day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. A detailed agenda with the list of and times for the selected speakers will be published on the Commission’s Web site 1 after April 22, 2016. 1 http://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/indusact/market-planning.asp. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 This conference will bring together experts from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including electric system operators, software developers, government, research centers and academia for the purposes of stimulating discussion, sharing information, and identifying fruitful avenues for research concerning the technical aspects of improved software for increasing efficiency. This conference is intended to build on the discussions initiated in the previous Commission staff technical conferences on increasing market and planning efficiency through improved software. As such, staff will be facilitating a discussion to explore research and operational advances with respect to market modeling that appear to have significant promise for potential efficiency improvements. Broadly, such topics fall into the following categories: (1) Improvements to the representation of physical constraints that are either not currently modeled or currently modeled using mathematical approximations (e.g., modeling voltage and reactive power though alternating current (AC) optimal power flow modeling, modeling contingencies or events beyond first contingencies); (2) Consideration of uncertainty to better maximize expected market surplus (e.g., stochastic modeling, or other improved modeling approaches to energy and reserve dispatch that efficiently manage uncertainty); (3) Improvements to the ability to identify and use flexibility in the existing systems (e.g., optimal transmission switching, active or dynamic transmission ratings, and modeling ramping capability needs); (4) Improvements to the duality interpretations of the economic dispatch model, with the goal of enabling the calculation of prices which represent better equilibrium and are more incentivecompatible; and (5) Other improvements in algorithms, model formulations, or hardware that may allow for increases in market efficiency. Within these or related subject areas, we encourage presentations that discuss best modeling practices, existing modeling practices that need improvement, any advances made since last year’s conference, or related perspectives on increasing market efficiency through improved power systems modeling. The technical conference will be held at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission headquarters, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. All interested participants are invited to attend, and participants with ideas for relevant presentations are invited to nominate themselves to speak at the conference. Speaker nominations must be submitted on or before April 8, 2016 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12893 through the Commission’s Web site 2 by providing the proposed speaker’s contact information along with a title, abstract, and list of contributing authors for the proposed presentation. Proposed presentations should be related to the topics discussed above. Speakers and presentations will be selected to ensure relevant topics and to accommodate time constraints. Although registration is not required for general attendance by United States citizens, we encourage those planning to attend the conference to register through the Commission’s Web site.3 We will provide nametags for those who register on or before June 17, 2016. We strongly encourage attendees who are not citizens of the United States to register for the conference by June 1, 2016, in order to avoid any delay associated with being processed by FERC security. The Commission will accept comments following the conference, with a deadline of July 31, 2016. 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. A WebEx will be available. Off-site participants interested in listening via teleconference or listening and viewing the presentations through WebEx must register at https://www.ferc.gov/whatsnew/registration/real-market-6-27-16form.asp, and do so by 5:00 p.m. EST on June 17, 2016. WebEx and teleconferencing may not be available to those who do not register. FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208–3372 (voice) or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208– 2106 with the required accommodations. For further information about these conferences, please contact: Sarah McKinley (Logistical Information), Office of External Affairs, (202) 502–8004, Sarah.McKinley@ferc.gov. Daniel Kheloussi (Technical Information), Office of Energy Policy 2 The speaker nomination form is located at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/realmarket-6-27-16-speaker-form.asp. 3 The registration form is located at https:// www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/real-market-627-16-form.asp. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12894 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2016. and Innovation, (202) 502–6391, Daniel.Kheloussi@ferc.gov. Dated: February 29, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Dated: March 7, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05496 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2016–05500 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. AD14–14–000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Price Formation in Energy and Ancillary; Services Markets Operated by Regional Transmission; Organizations and Independent System Operators; Notice of Filing Take notice that PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., ISO New England, Inc., New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Southwest Power Pool, Inc., and the California Independent System Operator Corporation (collectively, RTOs/ISOs), each separately, filed reports in response to the Order Directing Reports issued by the Commission on November 20, 2015.1 In the Order Directing Reports, the Commission established that public comment in response to the RTOs/ISOs’ reports may be submitted within 30 days of the filing of the reports.2 Upon consideration, public comment in response to all of the RTOs/ ISOs’ reports may be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2016. 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 five copies of their comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for electronic 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 1 Price Formation in Energy and Ancillary Services Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, 153 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2015) (Order Directing Reports). 2 Id. P 7. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: PR16–29–000. Applicants: Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b)(1)/.: COH SOC Effective 3–1– 2016 to be effective 3/1/2016; Filing Type: 980. Filed Date: 2/29/16. Accession Number: 201602295251. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/ 14/16. Docket Numbers: PR16–30–000. Applicants: Public Service Company of Colorado. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(e)/.224: PSCo Statement of Changes Nom to be effective 4/1/2016; Filing Type: 770. Filed Date: 2/29/16. Accession Number: 201602295373. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/ 21/16. Docket Numbers: PR16–31–000. Applicants: Enable Oklahoma Intrastate Transmission, LLC. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(e) + (g): Enable Revised Fuel Percentages April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017 to be effective 4/1/2016; Filing Type: 1280. Filed Date: 2/29/16. Accession Number: 201602295387. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/21/16. 284.123(g) Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/ 29/16. Docket Numbers: PR15–1–001. Applicants: Washington Gas Light Company. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b)(1),: Washington Gas Light Company LAUF Adjustment in Docket PR15–5 to be effective 2/1/2016; Filing Type: 1000. Filed Date: 3/1/16. Accession Number: 201603015247. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/ 15/16. Docket Numbers: PR16–12–002. Applicants: Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b)(1): CMD SOC Amended PR16–12–002 to be effective 1/1/2015; Filing Type: 1000. Filed Date: 3/2/16. Accession Number: 201603025154. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/ 17/16. Docket Numbers: PR16–12–003. Applicants: Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b)(1),: CMD SOC effective 11– 5–2015 to be effective 11/5/2015; Filing Type: 1000. Filed Date: 3/3/16. Accession Number: 201603035148. Comments/Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/ 17/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–708–000. Applicants: High Point Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: Annual Unaccounted for Gas Retention Filing of High Point Gas Transmission, LLC. Filed Date: 3/1/16. Accession Number: 20160301–5509. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–709–000. Applicants: Gulf Crossing Pipeline Company LLC. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Cap Rel Neg Rate Agmt (Newfield 18 to BP 1755) to be effective 3/1/2016. Filed Date: 3/2/16. Accession Number: 20160302–5086. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–710–000. Applicants: Alliance Pipeline L.P. Description: Section 4(d) Rate Filing: Seasonal Service April–October 2016 to be effective 4/1/2016. Filed Date: 3/2/16. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12893-12894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05496]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD10-12-007]


Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Improved 
Software; Notice of Technical Conference: Increasing Real-Time and Day-
Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software

    Take notice that Commission staff will convene a technical 
conference on June 27, 28, and 29, 2016 to discuss opportunities for 
increasing real-time and day-ahead market efficiency through improved 
software. A detailed agenda with the list of and times for the selected 
speakers will be published on the Commission's Web site \1\ after April 
22, 2016.
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    \1\ http://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/indus-act/market-planning.asp.
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    This conference will bring together experts from diverse 
backgrounds and experiences, including electric system operators, 
software developers, government, research centers and academia for the 
purposes of stimulating discussion, sharing information, and 
identifying fruitful avenues for research concerning the technical 
aspects of improved software for increasing efficiency. This conference 
is intended to build on the discussions initiated in the previous 
Commission staff technical conferences on increasing market and 
planning efficiency through improved software. As such, staff will be 
facilitating a discussion to explore research and operational advances 
with respect to market modeling that appear to have significant promise 
for potential efficiency improvements. Broadly, such topics fall into 
the following categories:

    (1) Improvements to the representation of physical constraints 
that are either not currently modeled or currently modeled using 
mathematical approximations (e.g., modeling voltage and reactive 
power though alternating current (AC) optimal power flow modeling, 
modeling contingencies or events beyond first contingencies);
    (2) Consideration of uncertainty to better maximize expected 
market surplus (e.g., stochastic modeling, or other improved 
modeling approaches to energy and reserve dispatch that efficiently 
manage uncertainty);
    (3) Improvements to the ability to identify and use flexibility 
in the existing systems (e.g., optimal transmission switching, 
active or dynamic transmission ratings, and modeling ramping 
capability needs);
    (4) Improvements to the duality interpretations of the economic 
dispatch model, with the goal of enabling the calculation of prices 
which represent better equilibrium and are more incentive-
compatible; and
    (5) Other improvements in algorithms, model formulations, or 
hardware that may allow for increases in market efficiency.

    Within these or related subject areas, we encourage presentations 
that discuss best modeling practices, existing modeling practices that 
need improvement, any advances made since last year's conference, or 
related perspectives on increasing market efficiency through improved 
power systems modeling.
    The technical conference will be held at the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission headquarters, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426. All interested participants are invited to attend, and 
participants with ideas for relevant presentations are invited to 
nominate themselves to speak at the conference.
    Speaker nominations must be submitted on or before April 8, 2016 
through the Commission's Web site \2\ by providing the proposed 
speaker's contact information along with a title, abstract, and list of 
contributing authors for the proposed presentation. Proposed 
presentations should be related to the topics discussed above. Speakers 
and presentations will be selected to ensure relevant topics and to 
accommodate time constraints.
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    \2\ The speaker nomination form is located at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/real-market-6-27-16-speaker-form.asp.
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    Although registration is not required for general attendance by 
United States citizens, we encourage those planning to attend the 
conference to register through the Commission's Web site.\3\ We will 
provide nametags for those who register on or before June 17, 2016.
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    \3\ The registration form is located at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/real-market-6-27-16-form.asp.
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    We strongly encourage attendees who are not citizens of the United 
States to register for the conference by June 1, 2016, in order to 
avoid any delay associated with being processed by FERC security.
    The Commission will accept comments following the conference, with 
a deadline of July 31, 2016.
    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.
    A WebEx will be available. Off-site participants interested in 
listening via teleconference or listening and viewing the presentations 
through WebEx must register at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/real-market-6-27-16-form.asp, and do so by 5:00 p.m. EST 
on June 17, 2016. WebEx and teleconferencing may not be available to 
those who do not register.
    FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please 
send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208-
3372 (voice) or (202) 502-8659 (TTY), or send a fax to (202) 208-2106 
with the required accommodations.
    For further information about these conferences, please contact:

Sarah McKinley (Logistical Information), Office of External Affairs, 
(202) 502-8004, Sarah.McKinley@ferc.gov.

Daniel Kheloussi (Technical Information), Office of Energy Policy

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and Innovation, (202) 502-6391, Daniel.Kheloussi@ferc.gov.

    Dated: February 29, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05496 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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