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Start Preamble November 14, 2002.

AGENCY:

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of technical conference agenda.

SUMMARY:

As announced in the Notice of Technical Conferences issued on October 22, 2002, Commission staff will convene a technical conference on November 19, 2002 to discuss aspects of the resource adequacy requirement proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in this docket on July 31, 2002. See 67 FR 65, 913-15 (Oct. 29, 2002). This notice provides further organizational details and the conference agenda.

DATES:

The conference will take place on November 19, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

The conference will take place at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sarah McKinley, Office of External Affairs, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8004.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Technical Conference Agenda

1. As announced in the Notice of Technical Conferences issued on October 22, 2002, Commission staff will convene a technical conference on November 19, 2002 to discuss aspects of the resource adequacy requirement proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in this docket on July 31, 2002. This notice provides further organizational details and the conference agenda.

2. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will adjourn at about 5:15 p.m. It is scheduled to take place at the Commission's offices, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC, in the Commission Meeting Room on the Start Printed Page 70224second floor. The agenda is appended to this notice as Attachment A. As specified in the October 22, 2002 Notice, the discussions will attempt to clarify and seek consensus on specific issues. The discussion questions are appended to this notice as Attachment B.

3. The conference is open for the public to attend, and registration is not required; however, in-person attendees are asked to notify the Commission of their intent to attend by sending an e-mail message to customer@ferc.gov. Members of the Commission may attend the conference and participate in the discussions.

4. Transcripts of the conference will be immediately available from Ace Reporting Company (202-347-3700 or 1-800-336-6646), for a fee. They will be available for the public on the Commission's FERRIS system two weeks after the conference. Additionally, Capitol Connection offers the opportunity for remote listening and viewing of the conference. It is available for a fee, live over the Internet, via C-Band Satellite. Persons interested in receiving the broadcast, or who need information on making arrangements should contact David Reininger or Julia Morelli at the Capitol Connection (703-993-3100) as soon as possible or visit the Capitol Connection web site at http://www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu and click on “FERC.”

5. Questions about the conference program should be directed to: Sarah McKinley, Manager of State Outreach, Office of External Affairs, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8368, sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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Attachment A

Schedule

9:30-9:35 AM Introductions

9:35-9:45 AM Opening Remarks Kevin Kelly, Commission Staff

9:45-11:15 AM Session I

Panelists:

Regina M. Carrado, Regulatory Specialist, Exelon Corporation, Exelon Generation, L.L.C.

David LaPlante, Vice President, Markets Development, ISO New England Inc.

Ronald G. Lukas, Senior Vice President, KeySpan Energy Supply, LLC

Marc Montalvo, Manager of Wholesale Market Analytics, Lacapra Associates, Inc., on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocates

Karen Krug O'Neill, Vice President, New Markets, Green Mountain Energy

Mark Reeder, Chief, Regulatory Economics, New York Public Service Commission

11:15-11:30 AM Break

11:30-1:00 PM Session II

Panelists:

Michael Alcantar, Attorney, Alcantar & Kahl LLP, on behalf of the Cogeneration Association of California (CAC) and the Energy Producers and Users Coalition (EPUC)

Kieran Connolly, Public Utilities Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration

Kellan L. Fluckiger, Senior Advisor to the Chair and CEO, California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority

John Meyer, Vice President of Asset Commercialization, Reliant Resources

Charles Reinhold, WestConnect RTO Project Manager, Electric Resource Strategies

Gary Stern, Director of Market Monitoring and Analysis, Southern California Edison Company

To be determined, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Association

1:00-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-3:30 PM Session III

Panelists:

James Caldwell, Policy Director, American Wind Energy Association

William F. Hall, III, Senior Vice President, Energy Policy & Strategy, Duke Energy Corporation

William J. Head, Chief Operating Officer, MAPPCOR, representing the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool

Stephen L. Huntoon, Senior Director & Regulatory Counsel, Dynegy Power Marketing, Inc.

Sam Randazzo, Partner, McNees, Wallace & Nurick, LLC, on behalf of Ohio Industrial Consumers

Rick Riley, Director, Transmission Policy, Entergy Services, Inc. on behalf of SeTrans Sponsors

Raymond J. Wahle, P.E., Director, Power Supply and Operations, Missouri River Energy Services

3:30-3:45 PM Break

3:45-5:15 PM Session IV

Panelists:

The Honorable Thomas Welch, Chairman, Maine Public Utilities Commission

The Honorable Robert B. Nelson, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission

Richard Campbell, Director, Energy & Technology, American Forest & Paper Association

David R. Nevius, Vice President, North American Electric Reliability Council

Roy Shanker, Consultant and Participant of the Northeast Joint Capacity Adequacy Group

David M. Velazquez, Vice President, Business Planning, Conectiv Energy Supply Inc., on behalf of The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Alliance of Energy Suppliers

Attachment B

Discussion Questions

Each panel will discuss the following questions:

1. Should there be a standard resource adequacy plan for the entire grid?

a. If not, what other measures can be used to ensure regional resource adequacy?

2. For LSEs in states with bundled retail sales which have met state planning guidelines, what more must the ITP do?

a. Should the ITP independently verify that the guidelines have been met?

b. Should the ITP ensure the physical deliverability of identified resources?

c. Should the ITP verify that no resources have been double counted on a regional basis?

d. Is there value to coordinating these state planning guidelines regionally?

3. What should the resource adequacy product requirement be?

a. Combination energy/call contracts requirement.

b. Capacity requirements, where energy and capacity are separate products sold in the market. The seller of a capacity product would be obligated to offer energy into the market.

4. How should the penalty structure on deficient LSEs be set?

a. Is a penalty on LSEs in real time sufficient?

b. Should an LSE who failed to meet its forward obligation in the appropriate planning horizon be able to avoid a real-time penalty by procuring its resources past the deadline?

5. What disincentives should exist for adequacy suppliers to prevent non-performance?

6. Should the resource adequacy requirement be met solely through bilateral contracts or should a centralized market (accommodating bilateral contracts) be available?

7. What process should be implemented if the ITP identifies a shortage of planned resources?

a. Should the ITP implement a market to ensure such resources are available?

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c. Further, should existing resources be able to participate in such a market?

8. How will the ITP ensure deliverability of adequacy resources?

a. Must resources be physically identified to meet the adequacy requirement?

b. Should liquidated damages contracts without specific resources identified be sufficient?

c. How should transmission rights to distant generation sources be allocated to meet the adequacy requirement?

9. What guidelines should the Regional State Advisory Committee (RSAC) follow in determining the planning horizons and adequacy procurement deadlines?

a. Should a ladder approach to procurement be allowed? This approach would require LSEs to procure an increasing percentage of their total adequacy requirement at intermediate points during the span of the planning horizon.

10. What should the RSAC process be to determine each region's adequacy requirement?

11. What should be the relationship between the RSAC and the ITP in the load forecasting and resource evaluation process?

12. How should each LSE's obligation be set in a fluid retail access environment? a. Should the adequacy product necessarily be liquid and fungible?

13. How can demand resources be measured to count equally toward adequacy requirements?

14. How can intermittent resources be evaluated to count appropriately toward adequacy?

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[FR Doc. 02-29461 Filed 11-20-02; 8:45 am]

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