Certification Notice-250; Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act
On September 12, 2017, NTE Carolinas II, LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) to Sec. 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self- certification in the Federal Register.
Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on the proposed rule published on October 10, 2017 in the Federal Register by the Commission at the direction of the Department of Energy.
Electrical Interconnection of the Vantage to Pomona Heights Transmission Line Project
This notice announces the availability of the ROD to interconnect the Vantage to Pomona Heights Transmission Line Project in Grant and Yakima Counties, Washington. BPA has decided to implement its part of the Vantage to Pomona Heights 230-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project (Project) that was analyzed in the Vantage to Pomona Heights 230-kV Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOI-BLM-OR-134-2013-0002-EIS and DOE/EIS-0505, October 2016). Pacific Power will construct, operate, and maintain the Project, which will be a new 230-kV transmission line that will extend from PacifiCorp's existing Pomona Heights Substation in Yakima County, Washington to BPA's existing Vantage Substation in Grant County, Washington. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was the Lead Federal Agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for preparation of the EIS for the Project. Twelve other public entities, including BPA, were involved in the EIS as cooperating agencies under NEPA. BPA has adopted the Final EIS for the Project. BPA's action related to the Project is to allow the interconnection of Pacific Power's transmission line to BPA's Vantage Substation. To allow this interconnection, BPA will execute a Line and Load Interconnection agreement with PacifiCorp \1\ to provide interconnection facilities and services for the transmission line. Interconnection will involve connecting Pacific Power's transmission line to an existing substation bay at BPA's Vantage Substation, connecting the transmission line's fiber to the Vantage Substation control house, and installing and operating related electrical, metering, and relay equipment. The interconnection facilities will be located mostly on BPA-owned property within the Vantage Substation fence line.