Goodnoe Hills and White Creek Wind Energy Projects, October 2005
BPA has decided to offer contract terms for interconnection of the Goodnoe Hills and White Creek Wind Energy Projects into the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS) at the Rock Creek substation in Klickitat County, Washington. The Large Generation Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) provides for interconnection of the Wind Projects with the FCRTS, the operation of Goodnoe Hills and White Creek Wind Energy Projects in the BPA Control Area (including control area services such as generation imbalance service), and the maintenance of reliability of the FCRTS and interconnected systems. It also provides for the construction, operation and maintenance of the interconnection facilities (i.e., the Rock Creek substation). As described above, BPA has considered both the economic and environmental consequences of taking action to integrate power from the Wind Projects into the FCRTS. This notice announces the availability of the ROD to offer terms to interconnect the Wind Projects based on the Business Plan Final Environment Impact Statement (BP EIS) (DOE/EIS-0183, June 1995), and the Business Plan Record of Decision (BP ROD, August 15, 1995). BPA has decided to offer terms to interconnect the Wind Projects in Klickitat County, Washington.
Acquisition Regulation: Work for Others
The Department of Energy (DOE) is adopting as final without change an Interim Final Rule amending the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to provide policy and procedures regarding work for non-DOE entities performed by DOE contractors who manage and operate DOE-owned or DOE-leased facilities and to make an administrative change concerning debarment and suspension officials.
Standby Support for Certain Advanced Nuclear Facilities
The Department of Energy is seeking comment and information from the public to assist the Department in deciding how to implement section 638 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. That section authorizes the Secretary of Energy to enter into standby support contracts with sponsors of advanced nuclear power facilities to provide risk insurance for certain delays attributed to facility licensing or litigation.