Central Arizona Project, Colorado River Storage Project, Loveland Area Projects, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-187
The Under Secretary of Energy extends the existing formula rates for non-firm point-to-point transmission service provided under the WestConnect PA and will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedule WC-8 are scheduled to expire on May 31, 2019. This rate extension makes no change to the existing formula rates.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Research and Development Opportunities for Innovations in Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) on research and development opportunities for innovations in sensors and controls for building energy management. Through this RFI, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks input on research and development opportunities for the integration and optimization of systems at the whole-building level through connected and controllable loads for increased energy affordability, improved occupant comfort, and enhanced provision of grid services that will strengthen the integration between buildings, other distributed energy resources, and the electric grid. This RFI will inform BTO's strategic planning moving forward in identifying early-stage and innovative technology solutions to meet these goals. Successful solutions will strengthen the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the energy consumed by the buildings sector, contributing to DOE's priorities for the energy sector as a whole.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Research and Development Opportunities for Building Energy Modeling
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI). The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks input from the public about research and development opportunities in building energy modeling (BEM). In particular, BTO is interested in feedback on planned research and development initiatives and their prioritization, on program scope, and on data-sets, metrics and targets for assessing program effectiveness and impact.
Hydroelectric Licensing Regulations Under the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
In this final rule, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is establishing an expedited process for issuing original licenses for qualifying facilities at existing nonpowered dams and for closed-loop pumped storage projects, pursuant to sections 3003 and 3004 of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Under the expedited licensing process, the Commission will seek to ensure that a final decision is issued no later than two years after the Commission receives a completed license application. The final rule will be codified in a new part that will be added to the Commission's regulations.
Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standard CIP-012-1-Cyber Security-Communications Between Control Centers
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 (Cyber Security Communications between Control Centers). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted the proposed Reliability Standard for Commission approval in response to a Commission directive. In addition, the Commission proposes to direct that NERC develop certain modifications to Reliability Standard CIP-012-1 to require protections regarding the availability of communication links and data communicated between bulk electric system control centers and, further, to clarify the types of data that must be protected.