Parker-Davis Project-Post-2008 Resource Pool
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) Post-2008 Resource Pool Proposed Allocation of Power (Resource Pool Proposed Power Allocation), developed under the requirements of the Energy Planning and Management Program (EPAMP). EPAMP provides for establishing project-specific resource pools and power allocations from these pools to new preference customers. Western's call for applications was published in the October 1, 2004, Federal Register. Applications received by January 30, 2005, were considered for the Resource Pool Proposed Power Allocation. Western will prepare and publish the Final Allocation of Power in the Federal Register after all public comments have been considered.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-130
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing adjustments to the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) rates for firm transmission service on the 230/345-kilovolt (kV) transmission system, firm transmission service on the 500-kV transmission system, and nonfirm transmission service on the 230/345/ 500-kV transmission system. The existing rates, under Rate Schedules INT-FT2, INT-FT3, and INT-NFT2, expire December 31, 2006. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates to all interested parties. Western expects the proposed rates to go into effect on January 1, 2007, and remain in effect through December 31, 2011. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0377)
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Upper Great Plains Customer Service Region, and the Rural Utilities Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (U.S. Department of Defense) as cooperating agencies, announce the extension of the public comment period for the Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).