Modifications to Commission Requirements for Review of Transactions Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Market-Based Rate Applications Under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act
In this Notice of Inquiry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) seeks to explore whether, and if so, how, the Commission should revise its current approach to identifying and assessing market power in the context of transactions under section 203 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and applications under section 205 of the FPA for market-based rate authority for wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services by public utilities. In addition, the Commission seeks comment related to its scope of review under section 203 of the FPA, including revisions to blanket authorizations.
Balancing Authority Control, Inadvertent Interchange, and Facility Interconnection Reliability Standards
The Commission proposes to approve Reliability Standards BAL- 005-1 (Balancing Authority Control) and FAC-001-3 (Facility Interconnection Requirements) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its regulations for the timely coordination of Federal authorizations for proposed interstate electric transmission facilities pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA). The amendments are intended to improve the pre- application procedures and result in more efficient processing of applications.