Electric Storage Participation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend its regulations under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources and distributed energy resource aggregations in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by regional transmission organizations (RTO) and independent system operators (ISO) (organized wholesale electric markets).
Final 2025 Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects Power Marketing Plan
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces the Final 2025 Power Marketing Plan (2025 Marketing Plan) for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP). The Post-1989 General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria (Post-1989 Plan), February 7, 1986, as extended June 25, 1999, will expire on September 30, 2024. After consideration of the public comments received, WAPA has decided to implement the Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan with the exception that WAPA will not create a new, 2-percent resource pool for potential new customers. This Federal Register notice is published to announce WAPA's decision for the Final 2025 Marketing Plan, respond to the comments received on the Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan, and specify the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market SLCA/IP firm hydroelectric resources beginning October 1, 2024.
Orders Granting Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, To Export Liquefied Natural Gas, Vacating Authority, Denying Request for Rehearing, and Denying Motion for Opinion and Order on Application During October 2016
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during October 2016, it issued orders granting authority to import and export natural gas, to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), vacating authority, denying request for rehearing, and denying motion for opinion and order on application. These orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at https://energy.gov/fe/listing-doefe-authorizationsorders-issue d-2016. They are also available for inspection and copying in the U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Application To Export Electric Energy; SocїVolta Inc.
Soc[yicy]Volta Inc. (Soc[yicy]Volta or Applicant) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Essential Reliability Services and the Evolving Bulk-Power System-Primary Frequency Response
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to revise its regulations to require all newly interconnecting large and small generating facilities, both synchronous and non-synchronous, to install and enable primary frequency response capability as a condition of interconnection. To implement these requirements, the Commission proposes to revise the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) and the pro forma Small Generator Interconnection Agreement (SGIA). The proposed changes are designed to address the increasing impact of the evolving generation resource mix and to ensure that the relevant provisions of the pro forma LGIA and pro forma SGIA are just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory or preferential. The Commission also seeks comment on whether its proposals in this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking are sufficient at this time to ensure adequate levels of primary frequency response, or whether additional reforms are needed.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a conference call of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Establishing the Length of License Terms for Hydroelectric Projects
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on what changes, if any, the Commission should make to its policy for establishing the length of original and new license terms for hydroelectric projects.
Annual Charges for Use of Government Lands in Alaska
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on a narrow question related to its current methodology for calculating annual charges for the use of government lands under Part 11 of the Commission's regulationswhether regional per-acre land values based on data published in the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Census result in reasonably accurate land valuations for hydropower lands in Alaska. This Notice of Inquiry (NOI) will assist the Commission in evaluating an alternative proposal raised in a petition for rulemaking, which requests that the Commission use a statewide average per-acre land value for the purposes of calculating annual charges for use of government lands for hydropower projects in Alaska.
The SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge
The Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of the official release of rules for the SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge. The Solar in your Community Challenge is a $5 million prize competition to expand solar access to underserved segments, specifically low-and-moderate-income (LMI) communities; non-federal governments (i.e. state, local, and tribal), and non-profit organizations. The Challenge supports the creation, demonstration, and scaling of innovative, replicable, and sustainable business and financial models that can successfully unlock solar access to these underserved segments. A $500,000 Grand Prize will be awarded to the best team that can most successfully demonstrate a model and plan to scale solar to low and moderate income market segments. Other top teams will compete to receive four final prizes totaling $500,000 based on their achievements and potential to scale up. In addition to competing for final prizes, DOE will award selected teams a total of $2 million in seed awards and $2 million in technical assistance throughout an 18- month performance period starting in April 2017 based on successful milestone completion. The rules for the Challenge can be found at www.solarinyourcommunity.org.
Record of Decision for Issuing a Presidential Permit to Minnesota Power
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to Minnesota Power, a regulated utility division of ALLETE, Inc. (Applicant), to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada border in northern Minnesota. The potential environmental impacts associated with the transmission line are analyzed in the Great Northern Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0499). The transmission line would cross the U.S./Canada border in Roseau County, Minnesota and extend southeast approximately 220 miles to the proposed Iron Range 500-kilovolt (kV) Substation, located just east of the existing Blackberry Substation near Grand Rapids, Minnesota.