Record of Decision for Issuing a Presidential Permit to Northern Pass Transmission LLC for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to Northern Pass Transmission LLC (Northern Pass or Applicant) to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada international border in northern New Hampshire. The potential environmental impacts associated with the transmission line are analyzed in the Final Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0463). The transmission line would cross the U.S./Canada international border into Pittsburg, NH and extend approximately 192 miles to an existing substation located in Deerfield, NH.
Offer Caps in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is granting in part and denying in part requests for rehearing and clarification of its determinations in Order No. 831, which amended its regulations to address incremental energy offer caps in markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-725HH); Comment Request; Revision and Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on revisions to the information collection, FERC-725HH (RF Reliability Standards) which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements.
MHK Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum
This notice serves to announce that the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Department of Energy (DOE) intends to hold a marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) Distributed and Alternate Applications Forum (``Forum'') in Washington, DC from December 5-7, 2017. The purpose of the Forum is to gather the latest information on potential high-priority alternative markets for MHK technologies. In order to gather as much data as possible, the Forum will bring together key representatives from potential high-priority markets, MHK technology developers and academia, along with staff from the Department of Energy and its national laboratories who have conducted some preliminary investigation of potential opportunities. This information will ultimately be used to inform WPTO activities and strategy.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Supercritical CO2
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will host a public meeting via WebEx December 11, 2017, of the Supercritical CO2 Oxy-combustion Technology Group, to address challenges associated with oxy-combustion systems in directly heated supercritical CO2 (sCO2) power cycles.
Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-178
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-178 and Rate Schedule BCP-F10, placing formula rates for electric service from the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional formula rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable periods. The Deputy Secretary has also confirmed and approved the fiscal year (FY) 2018 base charge and rates for BCP electric service.