Application To Export Electric Energy; Trafigura Trading LLC, 53646-53647 [2021-21062]

Download as PDF 53646 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–490] Application To Export Electric Energy; Trafigura Trading LLC Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Trafigura Trading LLC (Applicant or Trafigura) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before October 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Aronoff, 202–586–5863, matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On August 18, 2021, Trafigura filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a period of five years (or such longer period as may be permitted by the Department.)’’ App. at 1. Trafigura states that it ‘‘is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Houston, Texas.’’ Id. Trafigura adds that it ‘‘is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura US Inc. (‘TUSI’), a Delaware corporation, which itself is a whollyowned indirect subsidiary of the Singapore-registered company Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (‘TGPL’) which is the main holding company for the Trafigura group.’’ Id. at 1. Trafigura represents that it ‘‘does not directly or indirectly own, operate or control any electric generation facilities, electric transmission facilities, distribution facilities, or inputs to electric power production.’’ App. at 3. Trafigura states that it would ‘‘purchase the power to be from the markets which it participates,’’ including ‘‘purchases from electric utilities, federal power marketing agencies, qualifying cogeneration, small power production facilities and exempt wholesale SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 generators (as those terms are defined in the FPA), independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, and other public utilities.’’ Id. at 4. Trafigura contends that its proposed exports therefor would ‘‘not impair or tend to impede the sufficiency of electric power supplies in the United States or the regional coordination of electric utility planning or operations.’’ Id. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the Application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Comments and other filings concerning Trafigura’s application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–490. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Eduardo Pigretti, 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77010, eduardo.pigretti@ trafigura.com; Terence T. Healey, 60 State Street, 34th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, thealey@sidley.com; Sarah A. Tucker, 1501 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005, stucker@sidley.com; Radhika Kannan, 1501 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005, rkannan@sidley.com. A final decision will be made on the requested authorization after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after DOE evaluates whether the proposed action will have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of the Application will be made available, upon request, by accessing the program website at https://energy.gov/node/11845, or by emailing Matt Aronoff at matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2021. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2021–21052 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–491] Application To Export Electric Energy; Trafigura Trading LLC Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Trafigura Trading LLC (Applicant or Trafigura) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before October 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Aronoff, 202–586–5863, matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On August 18, 2021, Trafigura filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico for a period of five years (or such longer period as may be permitted by the Department.)’’ App. at 1. Trafigura states that it ‘‘is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Houston, Texas.’’ Id. Trafigura adds that it ‘‘is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura US Inc. (‘TUSI’), a Delaware corporation, which itself is a whollyowned indirect subsidiary of the Singapore-registered company Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (‘TGPL’) which is the main holding company for the Trafigura group.’’ Id. at 1. Trafigura represents that it ‘‘does not directly or indirectly own, operate or control any electric generation facilities, electric transmission facilities, distribution facilities, or inputs to electric power production.’’ App. at 3. Trafigura states that it would ‘‘purchase the power to be from the markets which it participates,’’ including ‘‘purchases from electric utilities, federal power marketing agencies, qualifying cogeneration, small power production facilities and exempt wholesale SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices generators (as those terms are defined in the FPA), independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, and other public utilities.’’ Id. at 4. Trafigura contends that its proposed exports therefor would ‘‘not impair or tend to impede the sufficiency of electric power supplies in the United States or the regional coordination of electric utility planning or operations.’’ Id. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the Application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Comments and other filings concerning Trafigura’s application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA–491. Additional copies are to be provided directly to Eduardo Pigretti, 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77010, eduardo.pigretti@ trafigura.com; Terence T. Healey, 60 State Street, 34th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, thealey@sidley.com; Sarah A. Tucker, 1501 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005, stucker@sidley.com; Radhika Kannan, 1501 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005, rkannan@sidley.com. A final decision will be made on the requested authorization after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after DOE evaluates whether the proposed action will have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of the Application will be made available, upon request, by accessing the program website at https://energy.gov/node/11845, or by emailing Matt Aronoff at matthew.aronoff@hq.doe.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2021. Christopher Lawrence, Management and Program Analyst, Energy Resilience Division, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2021–21062 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [DOE Docket No. 202–21–2] Emergency Order Issued to the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) To Operate Power Generating Facilities Under Limited Circumstances in California as a Result of Extreme Weather Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of emergency action. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) is issuing this Notice to document emergency actions that it has taken pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA). ADDRESSES: Requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to ceser@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on this Notice, or for information on the emergency activities related to the Order, contact Kenneth Buell, 202–586–3362, kenneth.buell@ hq.doe.gov, or by mail to the attention of Kenneth Buell, CR–20, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585. Due to limited access to DOE facilities because of current COVID–19 restrictions, contact via phone or email is preferred. The Order and all related information are available here: https:// www.energy.gov/oe/federal-power-actsection-202c-caiso-september-2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 10 CFR 1021.343(a), the Department is issuing this Notice to document emergency actions taken. Under FPA section 202(c), ‘‘[d]uring the continuance of a war in which the United States is engaged, or whenever the [Secretary of Energy] determines that an emergency exists by reason of a sudden increase in the demand for electric energy, or a shortage of electric energy or of facilities for the generation or transmission of electric energy, or of fuel or water for generating facilities, or other causes, the [Secretary of Energy] shall have authority . . . to require by order such temporary connections of facilities and generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electric energy as in [the Secretary’s] judgment will best meet the emergency and serve the public interest.’’ 16 U.S.C. 824a(c)(1). The authority to issue such orders, which was originally vested in the defunct Federal Power Commission, was transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Energy by section 301(b) of the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7151(b), and is nonSUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53647 exclusively delegated to the Deputy Secretary of Energy (Deputy Secretary) by paragraph 1.12(A) of Delegation Order No. 00–001.00H (Oct. 2, 2020). On September 7, 2021, the CAISO filed a Request for Emergency Order Pursuant to section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act (Application) with the Department ‘‘to preserve the reliability of [the] bulk electric power system in California.’’ In its Application, the CAISO cited ‘‘extremely challenging conditions including extreme heat waves, multiple fires, high winds, and various grid issues’’ that could lead to electric demand outpacing available generation. The CAISO requested authority to dispatch several natural gas-fueled generation resources (‘‘Covered Resources’’). The CAISO stated that certain of the Covered Resources ‘‘will not have completed federal environmental permitting requirements’’ by the date it requested issuance of an emergency order, ‘‘and [cannot] operate unless they are subject to a DOE emergency order.’’ The CAISO also noted that other units included in the Covered Resources are subject to permit limitations preventing them from operating at their full capacity. Because ‘‘[t]he emergency for which the CAISO seeks relief is ongoing and could have serious consequences regarding the CAISO’s ability to serve load in California and meet its reserve obligations,’’ the CAISO requested that the Department issue an order, effective no later than September 10, 2021, and for a period of 60 days, authorizing ‘‘the generating units identified . . . that are subject to permit limits (or have yet to obtain permits) to operate at their maximum levels,’’ along with authorization for ‘‘testing of Covered Resources as necessary to ensure they can operate reliably and, in the case of new units, synchronize to the electric grid.’’ The CAISO contended that the requested relief would ‘‘help . . . meet the existing emergency and serve the public interest by preventing or mitigating power disruptions and the potential curtailment of electricity load within the CAISO balancing authority area.’’ After review of the facts and CAISO policy and procedure, the Deputy Secretary issued Order No. 202–21–2 (the Order) on September 10, 2021, for a period of 60 days, directing the CAISO to dispatch the necessary electric generation units from the Covered Resources and to order their operation only as needed during (1) the issuance and continuation of an Energy Emergency Alert Level 2 condition or greater between the hours of 14:00 Pacific Daylight Time and 22:00 Pacific E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-491]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Trafigura Trading LLC

AGENCY: Office of Electricity, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: Trafigura Trading LLC (Applicant or Trafigura) has applied for 
authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to 
Mexico pursuant to the Federal Power Act.

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before October 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for 
more information should be addressed by electronic mail to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Aronoff, 202-586-5863, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates 
exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, 
pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such 
exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power 
Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
    On August 18, 2021, Trafigura filed an application with DOE 
(Application or App.) to transmit electric energy from the United 
States to Mexico for a period of five years (or such longer period as 
may be permitted by the Department.)'' App. at 1. Trafigura states that 
it ``is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place 
of business in Houston, Texas.'' Id. Trafigura adds that it ``is a 
direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura US Inc. (`TUSI'), a 
Delaware corporation, which itself is a wholly-owned indirect 
subsidiary of the Singapore-registered company Trafigura Group Pte. 
Ltd. (`TGPL') which is the main holding company for the Trafigura 
group.'' Id. at 1.
    Trafigura represents that it ``does not directly or indirectly own, 
operate or control any electric generation facilities, electric 
transmission facilities, distribution facilities, or inputs to electric 
power production.'' App. at 3. Trafigura states that it would 
``purchase the power to be from the markets which it participates,'' 
including ``purchases from electric utilities, federal power marketing 
agencies, qualifying cogeneration, small power production facilities 
and exempt wholesale

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generators (as those terms are defined in the FPA), independent system 
operators, regional transmission organizations, and other public 
utilities.'' Id. at 4.
    Trafigura contends that its proposed exports therefor would ``not 
impair or tend to impede the sufficiency of electric power supplies in 
the United States or the regional coordination of electric utility 
planning or operations.'' Id.
    Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this 
proceeding should file a comment or protest to the Application at the 
address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with 
Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become 
a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the 
above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214).
    Comments and other filings concerning Trafigura's application to 
export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE 
Docket No. EA-491. Additional copies are to be provided directly to 
Eduardo Pigretti, 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77010, 
[email protected]; Terence T. Healey, 60 State Street, 
34th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, [email protected]; Sarah A. Tucker, 1501 
K Street NW, Washington DC 20005, [email protected]; Radhika Kannan, 
1501 K Street NW, Washington DC 20005, [email protected].
    A final decision will be made on the requested authorization after 
the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE's 
National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 
1021) and after DOE evaluates whether the proposed action will have an 
adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. 
electric power supply system.
    Copies of the Application will be made available, upon request, by 
accessing the program website at https://energy.gov/node/11845, or by 
emailing Matt Aronoff at [email protected].

    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2021.
Christopher Lawrence,
Management and Program Analyst, Energy Resilience Division, Office of 
Electricity.
[FR Doc. 2021-21062 Filed 9-27-21; 8:45 am]
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