Notice of Electric Quarterly Report Users Group Meeting, 85217-85218 [2016-28328]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices 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-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 18, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–28324 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–360–000] and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is December 7, 2016. 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-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rio Bravo Solar I, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization Dated: November 17, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding Rio Bravo Solar I, LLC’s application for marketbased rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2016–28326 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Electric Quarterly Report Users Group Meeting Docket Nos. Filing Requirements for Electric Utility Service Agreements. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 RM01–8–000 Sfmt 4703 85217 Docket Nos. Electricity Market TransRM10–12–000 parency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act. Revisions to Electric QuarRM12–3–000 terly Report Filing Process. Electric Quarterly Reports .... ER02–2001– 000 Take notice that on December 8, 2016, the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold an Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Users Group meeting. The meeting will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST), in the Commission Meeting Room at 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. All interested persons are invited to attend. For those unable to attend in person, access to the meeting will be available by webcast. This meeting will provide a forum for dialogue between Commission staff and EQR users and such meetings will also be held in the future on a periodic basis. During the meeting, Commission staff and EQR users will discuss potential improvements to the EQR program and the EQR filing process, including: (1) The EQR Test Submission System (Sandbox); (2) revisions to the EQR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), EQR Users Guide, EQR Data Dictionary, and allowable entries for Hub and Balancing Authority Areas; and (3) best practices for data submission, regarding filing best available data, standardizing Price and Quantity, reporting contract rate information, reviewing RTO or ISO reports, reporting Point of Delivery Specific Location (PODSL), and possible new transaction products. Please note that matters pending before the Commission and subject to ex parte limitations cannot be discussed at this meeting. An agenda of the meeting is attached. Due to the nature of the discussion, those interested in actively participating in the discussion are encouraged to attend in person. All interested persons (whether attending in person or via webcast) are asked to register online at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/ registration/12-08-16-form.asp. There is no registration fee. Those who would like to participate in the discussion by telephone during the meeting should send a request for a telephone line to EQRUsersGroup@ ferc.gov by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, December 1, 2016 with the subject line: EQR Users Group Meeting Teleconference Request. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 85218 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices accessibility accommodations, please send an email 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 EQR Users Group meeting, please contact Don Callow of the Commission’s Office of Enforcement at (202) 502–8838, or send an email to EQRUsersGroup@ ferc.gov. Dated: November 17, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RM17–4–000] Establishing the Length of License Terms for Hydroelectric Projects Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Inquiry. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on what changes, if any, the Commission should make to its policy for establishing the length of original and new license terms for hydroelectric projects. DATES: Comments are due January 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments, identified by docket number, may be filed in the following ways: • Electronic Filing through http:// www.ferc.gov. Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Those unable to file electronically may mail or handdeliver comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Comment Procedures section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Jayjack, (Technical Information), Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–6073. Carolyn Clarkin, (Legal Information), Office of the General Counsel—Energy asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. In this Notice of Inquiry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) seeks comment on whether, and, if so, how the Commission should revise its policy for establishing the length of original and new licenses it issues for hydroelectric projects. I. Background [FR Doc. 2016–28328 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 8563. Jkt 241001 2. Section 6 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) 1 provides that hydropower licenses shall be issued for a term not to exceed 50 years. There is no minimum license term for original licenses. FPA section 15(e) 2 provides that any new license (i.e., relicense) shall be for a term that the Commission determines to be in the public interest, but not less than 30 years or more than 50 years. 3. It is current Commission policy to set a 50-year term for licenses issued for projects located at federal dams.3 For projects located at non-federal dams, the Commission’s current policy is to set a 30-year term where there is little or no authorized redevelopment, new construction, or environmental mitigation and enhancement; a 40-year term for a license involving a moderate amount of these activities; and a 50-year term where there is an extensive amount of such activity.4 The purpose of this policy is to ease the economic impact of new costs, promote balanced and comprehensive development of renewable power generating resources, and encourage licensees to be better environmental stewards.5 4. Determining whether the measures required under a license are minimal, moderate, or extensive is highly casesensitive and largely based on a qualitative analysis of the record before the Commission. In establishing the appropriate license term, staff initially examines the nature and extent of the required measures in the context of the project at issue,6 and then uses the cost of measures as a check on a qualitative 1 16 U.S.C. 799 (2012). U.S.C. 808(e) (2012). 3 See City of Danville, Virginia, 58 FERC ¶ 61,318, at 62,020 (1992). 4 See id. (addressing original licenses); Consumers Power Co., 68 FERC ¶ 61,077, at 61,384 (1994) (addressing relicenses). 5 Consumers Power Co., 68 FERC ¶ 61,077 at 61,384. 6 For example, one type of fishway may be more expensive than another, and a fishway type that might be considered extensive for a small project could be seen as minimal for a larger one. 2 16 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conclusion that measures required under a relicense are minimal, moderate, or extensive. Further, the Commission’s policy is to take a forward-looking approach, such that measures adopted under a previous license term are not considered.7 It has also been the Commission’s policy to set license terms that coordinate, to the extent feasible, the license terms for projects in the same river basin to maximize future consideration of cumulative impacts at the same time the projects are due to be relicensed.8 5. The length of an original license has not been contested on rehearing for some time. The length of a new license, however, has recently been contested in several relicensing proceedings. The arguments raised in these cases include that the Commission, when establishing the license term, should have considered, or given more weight to: Capacity-related investments or environmental enhancements made by the licensee during the current license and before issuance of the new license; 9 total cost of the relicensing process; 10 losses in generation value related to environmental measures; 11 the license terms of projects that the licensee states are similarly situated to its project; 12 and the license term provided for in settlement agreements.13 In each circumstance, the Commission declined to deviate from its current policy to extend the length of the license. II. Subject of the Notice of Inquiry 6. The Commission seeks comments on whether, and, if so, how the Commission should revise its policy for establishing license terms for projects located at non-federal dams. Below, we outline five potential options that 7 See, e.g., Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy), 156 FERC ¶ 61,010, at P 19 (2016); Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington (Chelan PUD), 127 FERC ¶ 61,152, at PP 12–14 (2009); Ford Motor Co., 110 FERC ¶ 61,236, at PP 6–8 (2005). 8 See, e.g., 18 CFR 2.23 (2016); Chelan PUD, 127 FERC ¶ 61,152 at P 18. 9 See, e.g., Duke Energy, 156 FERC ¶ 61,010 at PP 9–26; Alabama Power Co., 155 FERC ¶ 61,080, at P 72 (2016); Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, Washington (Douglas PUD), 143 FERC ¶ 61,130, at PP 12–14 (2013); Chelan PUD, 127 FERC ¶ 61,152 at PP 12–14; Georgia Power Co., 111 FERC ¶ 61,183, at PP 10–15 (2005); Ford Motor Co., 110 FERC ¶ 61,236 at PP 6–8. 10 See, e.g., Duke Energy, 156 FERC ¶ 61,010 at P 14. 11 See, e.g., id. P 12. 12 See, e.g., Duke Energy, 156 FERC ¶ 61,010 at PP 20–23; Alabama Power Co., 155 FERC ¶ 61,080 at PP 71, 75; Duke Energy Progress, Inc., 153 FERC ¶ 61,056, at PP 39, 42 (2015); Douglas PUD, 143 FERC ¶ 61,130 at P 15. 13 See, e.g., Duke Energy Progress, Inc., 153 FERC ¶ 61,056 at PP 40, 44; Douglas PUD, 143 FERC ¶ 61,130 at PP 18–19; Chelan PUD, 127 FERC ¶ 61,152 at PP 16–17. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 227 (Friday, November 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 85217-85218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28328]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Electric Quarterly Report Users Group Meeting

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                                                    Docket Nos.
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Filing Requirements for Electric Utility  RM01-8-000
 Service Agreements.
Electricity Market Transparency           RM10-12-000
 Provisions of Section 220 of the
 Federal Power Act.
Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report    RM12-3-000
 Filing Process.
Electric Quarterly Reports..............  ER02-2001-000
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    Take notice that on December 8, 2016, the staff of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold an Electric 
Quarterly Report (EQR) Users Group meeting. The meeting will take place 
from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST), in the Commission Meeting Room at 
888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. All interested persons are 
invited to attend. For those unable to attend in person, access to the 
meeting will be available by webcast.
    This meeting will provide a forum for dialogue between Commission 
staff and EQR users and such meetings will also be held in the future 
on a periodic basis. During the meeting, Commission staff and EQR users 
will discuss potential improvements to the EQR program and the EQR 
filing process, including: (1) The EQR Test Submission System 
(Sandbox); (2) revisions to the EQR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), 
EQR Users Guide, EQR Data Dictionary, and allowable entries for Hub and 
Balancing Authority Areas; and (3) best practices for data submission, 
regarding filing best available data, standardizing Price and Quantity, 
reporting contract rate information, reviewing RTO or ISO reports, 
reporting Point of Delivery Specific Location (PODSL), and possible new 
transaction products. Please note that matters pending before the 
Commission and subject to ex parte limitations cannot be discussed at 
this meeting. An agenda of the meeting is attached.
    Due to the nature of the discussion, those interested in actively 
participating in the discussion are encouraged to attend in person. All 
interested persons (whether attending in person or via webcast) are 
asked to register online at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/12-08-16-form.asp. There is no registration fee.
    Those who would like to participate in the discussion by telephone 
during the meeting should send a request for a telephone line to 
EQRUsersGroup@ferc.gov by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, December 1, 2016 
with the subject line: EQR Users Group Meeting Teleconference Request.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For

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accessibility accommodations, please send an email 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 EQR Users Group meeting, please 
contact Don Callow of the Commission's Office of Enforcement at (202) 
502-8838, or send an email to EQRUsersGroup@ferc.gov.

    Dated: November 17, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-28328 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]
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