Continuation of Temporary Power Sales Program, 57410-57414 [2019-23373]

Download as PDF 57410 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices part of Lake Oconee, the project reservoir, in Greene County, Georgia. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Herbie Johnston, Hydro General Manager, 600 North 18th Street, Bin 16N–8180, Birmingham, AL 35203. i. FERC Contact: Michael Calloway at (202) 502–8041 or michael.calloway@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 30 days from the issuance of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, and comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2413–126. k. Description of Request: The license filed a request to permit a non-project use of project lands and waters to allow River Sand Incorporated to dredge throughout an approximately 2-mile stretch of the upper project reservoir in Greene County, Georgia for the purposes of commercial sand mining. The sorting area will be located on 6 acres of privately-owned land within the project boundary that the licensee has flowage rights over. The mine operator expects the year round operation of the sand mine will extract 5,000 to 25,000 tons of sediment per year. The operation will not be conducted on U.S. Forest Service Land. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call (866) 208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title COMMENTS; PROTEST, or MOTION TO INTERVENE as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to the non-project use application. Agencies may obtain copies of plans directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 21, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23325 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Southwestern Power Administration Continuation of Temporary Power Sales Program Southwestern Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of acceptance of new applications under Southwestern Power Administration’s Temporary Power Sales Program. AGENCY: Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is accepting new applications under its Temporary Power Sales Program. Electric utility organizations interested in participating in the Temporary Power Sales Program should notify Southwestern of their interest by providing the information requested in the enclosed Resource Data Form B–2 and/or Resource Data Form L–2 to Southwestern. SUMMARY: Completed forms (Resource Data Form B–2 and/or Resource Data Form L–2) will be accepted beginning on October 25, 2019 and ending on December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Completed forms and any questions or comments should be submitted to Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Senior Vice President/COO, Southwestern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1 W 3rd St., Suite 1600, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Senior Vice President/ COO, 918–595–6684, fritha.ohlson@ swpa.gov, facsimile transmission 918– 595–6656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southwestern markets Federal hydroelectric power and energy from projects constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, under the provisions of Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as amended, in an area which includes the previously-mentioned states plus Kansas and Louisiana. By Federal Register notice dated June 18, 1987 (52 FR 23206) (1987 FRN), Southwestern implemented the Temporary Power Sales Program, wherein an existing Southwestern customer can make all or a portion of its DATES: E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices allocated Federal hydroelectric power and energy from Southwestern (allocation) available to Southwestern for temporary sale to others in the following priority: (1) Public body and cooperative electric utility systems that are present or potential customers (including joint action agencies and any other public body and/or cooperative electric utility organizations that may be able to distribute the benefits of Federal hydroelectric power and energy to said public body and cooperative electric utility systems), and (2) electric utilities other than public body and/or cooperative electric utility systems to be selected if no public body and cooperative electric utility systems are available to purchase such Federal hydroelectric power and energy. Entities participating in the program are referred to as ‘‘loaners’’ and ‘‘borrowers.’’ Southwestern followed up on the Temporary Power Sales Program with a letter sent to its customers October 14, 1988 (October 1988 letter). The October 1988 letter solicited additional interest in the Temporary Power Sales Program and stated Southwestern’s intention of maintaining electric utility data on a biennial basis, with the lists of loaners and borrowers to be renewed every two years. To date, Southwestern has reviewed the program three times: In 1989, in 1992, and in 2019. The first two reviews of the program yielded no change to the lists of loaners and borrowers. The latest review in 2019 resulted in the deletion of participants whose applications had expired based on the ‘‘Stop Borrowing’’ date in the Resource Data Form, leaving six participants still active in the program. The 2019 review was initiated after Southwestern received an offer of a loan under the Temporary Power Sales Program from Southwestern’s customers which receive the output of the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis), located in southeast Texas. These customers offered all capacity and energy from Willis for loan to others for a duration to be determined. Operating characteristics of Willis are enclosed for reference. In response to the loan offer, Southwestern notified the six remaining participants in the program and solicited their interest in the output of Willis. All six participants expressed their interest in staying in the program, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 but none were interested in the output of Willis. Southwestern has been notified recently that two other customers are interested in making all or a portion of their respective allocations available to Southwestern for sale under the Temporary Power Sales Program. Based on the potential Willis loan and the potential loan from these two other customers, Southwestern estimates that there may be up to 10 megawatts (MW) of Federal hydroelectric power and associated energy available for sale under one or more of Southwestern’s rate schedules governing the sale and purchase of Federal hydroelectric power and energy. After the close of this request for applications to the Temporary Power Sales Program, Southwestern will have more certain information on the allocations available for sale under the Temporary Power Sales Program. Southwestern intends to use the procedure described in the 1987 FRN to implement the acceptance of new applications under the Temporary Power Sales Program, wherein the selection of loaners and borrowers is based on data provided by the participants. The selection process may generate a new list of applicants under the program. The six entities currently considered to be active in the program will be allowed to remain in the program with their original chronological receipt dates until the earlier of (1) the date an entity submits a new application; or (2) the date of the next biennial review. Interested parties are requested to complete Resource Data Forms containing information pertinent to the Temporary Power Sales Program. The Resource Data Forms will be accepted during the period specified in this Federal Register Notice (see DATES). Resource Data Forms received after that period will be accepted for chronological receipt date purposes but may not be considered for participation in the program until such time as Southwestern conducts another review of the Temporary Power Sales Program, tentatively scheduled for 2021. Submission of Resource Data Forms in no way obligates an applicant to loan or borrow under the Temporary Power Sales Program. If a match is identified, Southwestern will work with the loaner and borrower to document the sale. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57411 Conversely, submission of Resource Data Forms in no way obligates Southwestern to make any sales under the Temporary Power Sales Program. Such sales will be made at the sole discretion of Southwestern. Southwestern will analyze the information provided and, at its discretion, will match loaners and borrowers per the criteria identified herein. Only in the event that more than one loaner or borrower is available for the same temporary sale will a decision be made based on the chronological receipt of Resource Data Forms, including those still active under the original 1987 FRN or the October 1988 letter. Allocations made available to Southwestern under the Temporary Power Sales Program will be sold on a temporary basis, and for an initial period of not less than one (1) year, provided the selected borrower or borrowers have, or must be able to arrange, the transmission rights to receive such Federal hydroelectric power and energy. Therefore, in accordance with the priority expressed herein, Southwestern is hereby issuing this ‘‘Notice of Acceptance of New Applications Under Southwestern Power Administration’s Temporary Power Sales Program.’’ Electric utility organizations interested in participating in the Temporary Power Sales Program should notify Southwestern of their interest by providing the information requested in the enclosed Resource Data Form B–2 and/or Resource Data Form L–2 to Southwestern (see DATES). To assist Southwestern in best matching loaners and borrowers, applicants are encouraged to use the ‘‘Additional information’’ section at the bottom of the forms to describe specific resources they want to borrow or loan. Fillable versions of these forms will also be made available on Southwestern’s internet site at https://www.swpa.gov. Based on the responses received, Southwestern, at its sole discretion, may elect to hold one or more public meetings to afford all responders equal opportunity to have their responses addressed. Dated: October 10, 2019. Mike Wech, Administrator. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 EN25OC19.004</GPH> 57412 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices Energy Information historical 2 Capacity and Sales Information Capacity: 7.4 Megawatts (MW). Annual Power Sales Rate (includes capacity and energy costs): $1,282,836/ year.1 Monthly Power Sales Rate (includes capacity and energy costs): $106,903/ month.1 1 Under rate schedule RDW–15, currently ineffect through September 30, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 Based on the actual average annual energy of 25,278 Megawatt-hours (MWh) (3,349 hours), the composite cost is $50.75/MWh. Based on the historical 2 actual maximum annual energy of 40,097 MWh (5,455 hours), the composite cost is $31.99/MWh. Based on the historical 2 actual minimum annual energy of 0 MWh (0 2 Historical PO 00000 period is calendar years 1990–2018. Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hours), the composite cost is $1,282,839 for no MWh. Based on the estimated 3 annual energy of 37,260 MWh (5,069 hours), the composite cost is $34.43/MWh. Other Information The Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project has had operational challenges for the past 10 years. Approximately $7,090,000 of capital equipment repair 3 Estimated annual energy is from a USACE planning study prior to project construction. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 EN25OC19.005</GPH> Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project Characteristics 57413 57414 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices and replacement, already included in the power sales rate listed above, needs to be undertaken to correct many of the challenges experienced at the project. It is estimated that this work will take a minimum of three years to complete. The point of delivery for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project is at the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project switchyard, which is interconnected to the electric grid by a distribution system owned by Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative. A separate agreement with Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative may be required to transmit the power and associated energy from the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project to the MidContinent Independent System Operator (MISO). [FR Doc. 2019–23373 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2019–0271; FRL–9999–46] Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for July 2019 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Greg Schweer, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: 202–564–8469; email address: schweer.greg@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 environmental effects and the chemical substance or significant new use may present an unreasonable risk of injury to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: health or the environment; I. General Information • The chemical substance is or will be produced in substantial quantities, A. Does this action apply to me? and such substance either enters or may This action is directed to the public reasonably be anticipated to enter the in general. As such, the Agency has not environment in substantial quantities or attempted to describe the specific there is or may be significant or entities that this action may apply to. substantial human exposure to the Although others may be affected, this substance; or action applies directly to the submitters • The chemical substance or of the PMNs addressed in this action. significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to B. How can I get copies of this document health or the environment. and other related information? 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Such statements apply This document lists the statements of to PMNs, MCANs, and SNUNs findings made by EPA after review of submitted to EPA under TSCA section notices submitted under TSCA section 5. 5(a) that certain new chemical Anyone who plans to manufacture substances or significant new uses are (which includes import) a new chemical not likely to present an unreasonable substance for a non-exempt commercial risk of injury to health or the purpose and any manufacturer or environment. This document presents processor wishing to engage in a use of statements of findings made by EPA a chemical substance designated by EPA during the period from July 1, 2019 to as a significant new use must submit a July 31, 2019. notice to EPA at least 90 days before commencing manufacture of the new III. What is the Agency’s authority for chemical substance or before engaging taking this action? in the significant new use. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57410-57414]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23373]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Southwestern Power Administration


Continuation of Temporary Power Sales Program

AGENCY: Southwestern Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of acceptance of new applications under Southwestern 
Power Administration's Temporary Power Sales Program.

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SUMMARY: Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is accepting 
new applications under its Temporary Power Sales Program. Electric 
utility organizations interested in participating in the Temporary 
Power Sales Program should notify Southwestern of their interest by 
providing the information requested in the enclosed Resource Data Form 
B-2 and/or Resource Data Form L-2 to Southwestern.

DATES: Completed forms (Resource Data Form B-2 and/or Resource Data 
Form L-2) will be accepted beginning on October 25, 2019 and ending on 
December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Completed forms and any questions or comments should be 
submitted to Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Senior Vice President/COO, Southwestern 
Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1 W 3rd St., Suite 
1600, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Senior Vice 
President/COO, 918-595-6684, [email protected], facsimile 
transmission 918-595-6656.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southwestern markets Federal hydroelectric 
power and energy from projects constructed and operated by the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers located in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, 
Oklahoma, and Texas, under the provisions of Section 5 of the Flood 
Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as amended, in an area which 
includes the previously-mentioned states plus Kansas and Louisiana.
    By Federal Register notice dated June 18, 1987 (52 FR 23206) (1987 
FRN), Southwestern implemented the Temporary Power Sales Program, 
wherein an existing Southwestern customer can make all or a portion of 
its

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allocated Federal hydroelectric power and energy from Southwestern 
(allocation) available to Southwestern for temporary sale to others in 
the following priority: (1) Public body and cooperative electric 
utility systems that are present or potential customers (including 
joint action agencies and any other public body and/or cooperative 
electric utility organizations that may be able to distribute the 
benefits of Federal hydroelectric power and energy to said public body 
and cooperative electric utility systems), and (2) electric utilities 
other than public body and/or cooperative electric utility systems to 
be selected if no public body and cooperative electric utility systems 
are available to purchase such Federal hydroelectric power and energy. 
Entities participating in the program are referred to as ``loaners'' 
and ``borrowers.''
    Southwestern followed up on the Temporary Power Sales Program with 
a letter sent to its customers October 14, 1988 (October 1988 letter). 
The October 1988 letter solicited additional interest in the Temporary 
Power Sales Program and stated Southwestern's intention of maintaining 
electric utility data on a biennial basis, with the lists of loaners 
and borrowers to be renewed every two years. To date, Southwestern has 
reviewed the program three times: In 1989, in 1992, and in 2019.
    The first two reviews of the program yielded no change to the lists 
of loaners and borrowers. The latest review in 2019 resulted in the 
deletion of participants whose applications had expired based on the 
``Stop Borrowing'' date in the Resource Data Form, leaving six 
participants still active in the program.
    The 2019 review was initiated after Southwestern received an offer 
of a loan under the Temporary Power Sales Program from Southwestern's 
customers which receive the output of the Robert D. Willis Hydropower 
Project (Willis), located in southeast Texas. These customers offered 
all capacity and energy from Willis for loan to others for a duration 
to be determined. Operating characteristics of Willis are enclosed for 
reference.
    In response to the loan offer, Southwestern notified the six 
remaining participants in the program and solicited their interest in 
the output of Willis. All six participants expressed their interest in 
staying in the program, but none were interested in the output of 
Willis.
    Southwestern has been notified recently that two other customers 
are interested in making all or a portion of their respective 
allocations available to Southwestern for sale under the Temporary 
Power Sales Program.
    Based on the potential Willis loan and the potential loan from 
these two other customers, Southwestern estimates that there may be up 
to 10 megawatts (MW) of Federal hydroelectric power and associated 
energy available for sale under one or more of Southwestern's rate 
schedules governing the sale and purchase of Federal hydroelectric 
power and energy. After the close of this request for applications to 
the Temporary Power Sales Program, Southwestern will have more certain 
information on the allocations available for sale under the Temporary 
Power Sales Program.
    Southwestern intends to use the procedure described in the 1987 FRN 
to implement the acceptance of new applications under the Temporary 
Power Sales Program, wherein the selection of loaners and borrowers is 
based on data provided by the participants. The selection process may 
generate a new list of applicants under the program. The six entities 
currently considered to be active in the program will be allowed to 
remain in the program with their original chronological receipt dates 
until the earlier of (1) the date an entity submits a new application; 
or (2) the date of the next biennial review.
    Interested parties are requested to complete Resource Data Forms 
containing information pertinent to the Temporary Power Sales Program. 
The Resource Data Forms will be accepted during the period specified in 
this Federal Register Notice (see DATES). Resource Data Forms received 
after that period will be accepted for chronological receipt date 
purposes but may not be considered for participation in the program 
until such time as Southwestern conducts another review of the 
Temporary Power Sales Program, tentatively scheduled for 2021.
    Submission of Resource Data Forms in no way obligates an applicant 
to loan or borrow under the Temporary Power Sales Program. If a match 
is identified, Southwestern will work with the loaner and borrower to 
document the sale. Conversely, submission of Resource Data Forms in no 
way obligates Southwestern to make any sales under the Temporary Power 
Sales Program. Such sales will be made at the sole discretion of 
Southwestern.
    Southwestern will analyze the information provided and, at its 
discretion, will match loaners and borrowers per the criteria 
identified herein. Only in the event that more than one loaner or 
borrower is available for the same temporary sale will a decision be 
made based on the chronological receipt of Resource Data Forms, 
including those still active under the original 1987 FRN or the October 
1988 letter.
    Allocations made available to Southwestern under the Temporary 
Power Sales Program will be sold on a temporary basis, and for an 
initial period of not less than one (1) year, provided the selected 
borrower or borrowers have, or must be able to arrange, the 
transmission rights to receive such Federal hydroelectric power and 
energy.
    Therefore, in accordance with the priority expressed herein, 
Southwestern is hereby issuing this ``Notice of Acceptance of New 
Applications Under Southwestern Power Administration's Temporary Power 
Sales Program.''
    Electric utility organizations interested in participating in the 
Temporary Power Sales Program should notify Southwestern of their 
interest by providing the information requested in the enclosed 
Resource Data Form B-2 and/or Resource Data Form L-2 to Southwestern 
(see DATES). To assist Southwestern in best matching loaners and 
borrowers, applicants are encouraged to use the ``Additional 
information'' section at the bottom of the forms to describe specific 
resources they want to borrow or loan. Fillable versions of these forms 
will also be made available on Southwestern's internet site at https://www.swpa.gov.
    Based on the responses received, Southwestern, at its sole 
discretion, may elect to hold one or more public meetings to afford all 
responders equal opportunity to have their responses addressed.

    Dated: October 10, 2019.
Mike Wech,
Administrator.

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Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project Characteristics

Capacity and Sales Information

    Capacity: 7.4 Megawatts (MW).
    Annual Power Sales Rate (includes capacity and energy costs): 
$1,282,836/year.\1\
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    \1\ Under rate schedule RDW-15, currently in-effect through 
September 30, 2021.
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    Monthly Power Sales Rate (includes capacity and energy costs): 
$106,903/month.\1\

Energy Information

    Based on the historical \2\ actual average annual energy of 25,278 
Megawatt-hours (MWh) (3,349 hours), the composite cost is $50.75/MWh.
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    \2\ Historical period is calendar years 1990-2018.
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    Based on the historical \2\ actual maximum annual energy of 40,097 
MWh (5,455 hours), the composite cost is $31.99/MWh.
    Based on the historical \2\ actual minimum annual energy of 0 MWh 
(0 hours), the composite cost is $1,282,839 for no MWh.
    Based on the estimated \3\ annual energy of 37,260 MWh (5,069 
hours), the composite cost is $34.43/MWh.
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    \3\ Estimated annual energy is from a USACE planning study prior 
to project construction.
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Other Information

    The Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project has had operational 
challenges for the past 10 years. Approximately $7,090,000 of capital 
equipment repair

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and replacement, already included in the power sales rate listed above, 
needs to be undertaken to correct many of the challenges experienced at 
the project. It is estimated that this work will take a minimum of 
three years to complete.
    The point of delivery for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project 
is at the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project switchyard, which is 
interconnected to the electric grid by a distribution system owned by 
Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative. A separate agreement with Jasper-
Newton Electric Cooperative may be required to transmit the power and 
associated energy from the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project to the 
Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO).

[FR Doc. 2019-23373 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P