Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.
Notice of application.
ENMAX Energy Marketing Inc. (ENMAX) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before May 29, 2002.
Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Coal & Power Import/Export (FE-27), Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-287-5736).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steven Mintz (Program Office) 202-586-9506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
On April 19, 2002, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) received an application from ENMAX to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada. ENMAX is an Alberta corporation having its principal place of business at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ENMAX is a power marketer and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENMAX Energy Corporation, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation. ENMAX currently participates in the wholesale trading of energy within Canada. ENMAX does not own or control any electric power generation or transmission facilities and does not have a franchised service area. Further, ENMAX requests that consideration of the application be expedited so that it may participate in the Alberta market that has recently experienced some supply uncertainty and price volatility.
ENMAX proposes to arrange for the delivery of electric energy to Canada over the existing international transmission facilities owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Citizen Utilities, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International Transmission Company, Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault, Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Northern States Power, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company. The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by ENMAX, as more fully described in the application, has previously been authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended.
ENMAX has requested expedited processing of its application so that electric power exports requested herein may help mitigate some supply uncertainties and price volatilities occurring in the Alberta market. Accordingly, DOE has set a 15-day comment period for this proceeding.
Procedureal Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above in accordance with §§ 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above.
Comments on the ENMAX application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-264. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Darin L. Lowther, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, ENMAX Energy Marketing Inc., 2808 Spiller Road, SE., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2G 4H3, AND Jerry L. Pfeffer, Energy Industry Advisor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, 1440 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005-2111.
A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system.
Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above or by accessing the Fossil Energy Home Page at http://www.fe.de.gov. Upon reaching the Fossil Energy Home Page, select “Electricity Regulation,” and then “Pending Procedures” from the options menus.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2002.
Anthony J. Como,
Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal & Power Import/Export, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 02-11931 Filed 5-13-02; 8:45 am]
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