Proposed Rate Adjustment Cumberland System of Projects, 17574 [2020-06559]

Download as PDF 17574 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 61 / Monday, March 30, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Southeastern Power Administration Proposed Rate Adjustment Cumberland System of Projects Southeastern Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed rates, public forum, and opportunities for public review and comment. AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to revise existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale of power from the Cumberland System of Projects effective October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2025. Interested persons may review the rates and supporting studies and submit written comments. Southeastern will consider all comments received in this process. DATES: Written comments are due on or before June 29, 2020. A public information and comment forum will be held at the Southeastern Power Administration, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA, and also by webinar, on May 12, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Persons desiring to attend the forum in person should notify Southeastern on or before April 29, 2020. Persons desiring to speak at the forum should notify Southeastern at least seven (7) days before the scheduled forum date, so a list of forum participants can be prepared. Notifications should be submitted by Email to comments@ sepa.doe.gov. Others participating in the forum may speak if time permits. Unless Southeastern has been notified on or before April 29, 2020, that at least one person intends to participate in the forum in person, the forum will be held by webinar only. ADDRESSES: The Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Webinar URL information is as follows: https://usdeptofenergysepa .globalmeet.com/SEPA. Call in information: +1 (800) 216–0770, Access Code: 509632. Written comments should be submitted to: Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635–6711; Email: Comments@sepa.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virgil G. Hobbs III, Assistant Administrator, Finance and Marketing, Southeastern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635–6711, (706) 213–3838; Email: virgil.hobbs@ sepa.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background of Existing Rates: The existing schedules of rates and charges lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Mar 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 applicable to the sale of power from the Cumberland System of Projects are effective through September 30, 2020. On May 6, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirmed and approved, on a final basis, Wholesale Power Rate Schedules CBR–1–I, CSI–1–I, CEK–1–I, CM–1–I, CC–1–J, CK–1–I, CTV–1–I, CTVI–1–B, and Replacement-3 applicable to Cumberland System of Projects power for a period ending September 30, 2020 (155 FERC ¶ 62,092). Repayment Study: Existing rate schedules are based upon a January 2015 repayment study and other supporting data contained in FERC docket number EF15–12–000. The annual revenue requirement in this study was $63,500,000. An updated repayment study, dated February 2020, indicates rates are not adequate to recover cost increases identified and therefore do not meet repayment criteria. The additional costs are due to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Operation & Maintenance expense increases. The revised repayment study demonstrates an annual revenue requirement increase to $66,150,000 per year will meet repayment criteria. The increase in the annual revenue requirement is $2,650,000 per year, or about four percent. Proposed Rates: The rate schedules recover cost from capacity, energy, and additional energy. The revenue requirement is $66,150,000 per year. The rates would be as follows: East Kentucky Power Cooperative Capacity: $1.826 per kW/Month Energy: 12.835 mills per kWh Transmission: Monthly TVA Transmission Charge divided by 545,000 True-up Adjustment: The proposed rate schedules would continue adjustments annually on April 1 of each year, based on transfers of specific power investment to plant-in-service for the preceding Fiscal Year, to the base demand charge and base additional energy charge. The annual adjustment will be, for each increase of $1,000,000 to specific power plant-in-service, an increase of $0.003 per kilowatt per month added to the base capacity rate and an increase of 0.013 mills per kilowatt-hour added to the base additional energy rate. Southeastern will give written notice to the customers of the amount of the true-up by February 1 of each year. The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635–6711. The Proposed Rate Schedules CBR–1–J, CSI–1–J, CEK–1–J, CM–1–J, CC–1–K, CK–1–J, CTV–1–J, CTVI–1–C, and Replacement-3 are also available. Dated: March 20, 2020. Virgil G. Hobbs III, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–06559 Filed 3–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Cumberland System Rates Original Marketing Policy Inside TVA Preference Customers Capacity and Base Energy: $3.430 per kW/Month Additional Energy: 12.835 mills per kWh Transmission: Pass-through Outside TVA Preference Customers (Excluding Customers Served Through Duke Energy Progress or East Kentucky Power Cooperative) Capacity and Base Energy: $3.430 per kW/Month Additional Energy: 12.835 mills per kWh Transmission: Monthly TVA Transmission Charge divided by 545,000 Customers Served Through Duke Energy Progress Capacity and Base Energy: $3.904 per kW/Month TVA Transmission: TVA rate at border as computed above, adjusted for DEP delivery PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0302; FRL–10007– 35–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for the Graphic Arts Industry (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for the Graphic Arts Industry (EPA ICR Number 0657.13, OMB Control Number 2060–0105), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 6, 2019 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Southeastern Power Administration


Proposed Rate Adjustment Cumberland System of Projects

AGENCY: Southeastern Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rates, public forum, and opportunities for 
public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) proposes to 
revise existing schedules of rates and charges applicable to the sale 
of power from the Cumberland System of Projects effective October 1, 
2020, through September 30, 2025. Interested persons may review the 
rates and supporting studies and submit written comments. Southeastern 
will consider all comments received in this process.

DATES: Written comments are due on or before June 29, 2020. A public 
information and comment forum will be held at the Southeastern Power 
Administration, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA, and also by 
webinar, on May 12, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Persons desiring to attend the 
forum in person should notify Southeastern on or before April 29, 2020. 
Persons desiring to speak at the forum should notify Southeastern at 
least seven (7) days before the scheduled forum date, so a list of 
forum participants can be prepared. Notifications should be submitted 
by Email to [email protected]. Others participating in the forum 
may speak if time permits. Unless Southeastern has been notified on or 
before April 29, 2020, that at least one person intends to participate 
in the forum in person, the forum will be held by webinar only.

ADDRESSES: The Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Webinar URL information is as 
follows: https://usdeptofenergysepa .globalmeet.com/SEPA. Call in 
information: +1 (800) 216-0770, Access Code: 509632. Written comments 
should be submitted to: Administrator, Southeastern Power 
Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, 
Elberton, GA 30635-6711; Email: [email protected]

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virgil G. Hobbs III, Assistant 
Administrator, Finance and Marketing, Southeastern Power 
Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, 1166 Athens Tech Road, 
Elberton, GA 30635-6711, (706) 213-3838; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background of Existing Rates: The existing schedules of rates and 
charges applicable to the sale of power from the Cumberland System of 
Projects are effective through September 30, 2020. On May 6, 2016, the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirmed and approved, on 
a final basis, Wholesale Power Rate Schedules CBR-1-I, CSI-1-I, CEK-1-
I, CM-1-I, CC-1-J, CK-1-I, CTV-1-I, CTVI-1-B, and Replacement-3 
applicable to Cumberland System of Projects power for a period ending 
September 30, 2020 (155 FERC ] 62,092).
    Repayment Study: Existing rate schedules are based upon a January 
2015 repayment study and other supporting data contained in FERC docket 
number EF15-12-000. The annual revenue requirement in this study was 
$63,500,000. An updated repayment study, dated February 2020, indicates 
rates are not adequate to recover cost increases identified and 
therefore do not meet repayment criteria. The additional costs are due 
to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Operation & Maintenance expense 
increases. The revised repayment study demonstrates an annual revenue 
requirement increase to $66,150,000 per year will meet repayment 
criteria. The increase in the annual revenue requirement is $2,650,000 
per year, or about four percent.
    Proposed Rates: The rate schedules recover cost from capacity, 
energy, and additional energy. The revenue requirement is $66,150,000 
per year. The rates would be as follows:

Cumberland System Rates

Original Marketing Policy

Inside TVA Preference Customers
Capacity and Base Energy: $3.430 per kW/Month
Additional Energy: 12.835 mills per kWh
Transmission: Pass-through
Outside TVA Preference Customers (Excluding Customers Served Through 
Duke Energy Progress or East Kentucky Power Cooperative)
Capacity and Base Energy: $3.430 per kW/Month
Additional Energy: 12.835 mills per kWh
Transmission: Monthly TVA Transmission Charge divided by 545,000
Customers Served Through Duke Energy Progress
Capacity and Base Energy: $3.904 per kW/Month
TVA Transmission: TVA rate at border as computed above, adjusted for 
DEP delivery
East Kentucky Power Cooperative
Capacity: $1.826 per kW/Month
Energy: 12.835 mills per kWh
Transmission: Monthly TVA Transmission Charge divided by 545,000

    True-up Adjustment: The proposed rate schedules would continue 
adjustments annually on April 1 of each year, based on transfers of 
specific power investment to plant-in-service for the preceding Fiscal 
Year, to the base demand charge and base additional energy charge. The 
annual adjustment will be, for each increase of $1,000,000 to specific 
power plant-in-service, an increase of $0.003 per kilowatt per month 
added to the base capacity rate and an increase of 0.013 mills per 
kilowatt-hour added to the base additional energy rate. Southeastern 
will give written notice to the customers of the amount of the true-up 
by February 1 of each year.
    The referenced repayment studies are available for examination at 
1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, Georgia 30635-6711. The Proposed Rate 
Schedules CBR-1-J, CSI-1-J, CEK-1-J, CM-1-J, CC-1-K, CK-1-J, CTV-1-J, 
CTVI-1-C, and Replacement-3 are also available.

    Dated: March 20, 2020.
Virgil G. Hobbs III,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2020-06559 Filed 3-27-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P