Take notice that on April 24, 2012, pursuant to section 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), Western Area Power Administration (Western), Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), and Heartland Consumers Power District (Heartland), jointly submitted a petition requesting the Commission to issue a declaratory order confirming: (1) Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) is obligated by the terms of the Congestion Management Process contained in a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between SPP and MISO to respect the Reciprocal Coordinated Flowgates (RCF) of a third party that has executed a Reciprocal Coordination Agreement with SPP; (2) the SPP-Western JOA is a Reciprocal Coordination Agreement under the MISO-SPP JOA; and (3) MISO is obligated by the MISO-SPP JOA to respect the Integrated System of Western, Basin Electric, and Heartland RCFs.
Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.
The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at
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