As announced in the Notice of Technical Conference issued on February 18, 2004, a technical conference will be held on March 19, 2004, to discuss with states and market participants in the SPP region reasonable timetables for RTO development activities to benefit customers within the region. Members of the Commission will attend and participate in the discussion.
The conference will focus on the issues identified in the agenda, which is appended to this notice as Attachment A. However, participants/stakeholders may present their views on other important issues that relate to the development of the Regional Transmission Organization.
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. Central Time and will adjourn at about 1 p.m. Central Time. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW, inside the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport in Dallas, Texas. This conference is open for the public to attend, and registration is not required; however, in-person attendees are asked to register for the conference on-line by close of business on Wednesday, March 17 at http://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/smd-0319-form.asp.
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 “eLibrary” seven calendar days after FERC receives the transcript. Additionally, Capitol Connection offers the opportunity to remotely listen to the conference via the Internet or a Phone Bridge Connection for a fee. Interested persons should make arrangements as soon as possible by visiting the Capitol Connection Web site at http://www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu and clicking on “FERC.” If you have any questions contact David Reininger or Julia Morelli at the Capitol Connection (703-993-3100).Start Printed Page 13519
For more information about the conference, please contact Sarah McKinley at (202) 502-8004 or email@example.com.Start Signature
Magalie R. Salas,
9-9:10 am—Opening Remarks
Pat Wood, III, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
9:10-10:15 am—SPP RTO Issues, Plan, Timeline
Southwest Power Pool Inc. Presenters:
Nick Brown, President and CEO
Stacy Duckett, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Bruce Rew, Director of Engineering
10:15-11:15 am—Stakeholder Issues
Trudy Harper, President, Tenaska Power Services Co.
Robert A. O'Neil, Principal, Miller, Balis & O'Neil, P.C. Representing Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
The Honorable Tom Sloan, Representative of the 45th District, Kansas State Legislature
R. Harry Dawson, General Manager, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
Ricky Bittle, Vice President, Planning, Rates and Dispatch, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
John H. Butts, General Manager, East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
James R. Stanton, Director of Market Design, Calpine
Richard Spring, Vice President, Transmission Services, Kansas City Power & Light Company
11:30-12:30 pm—State Issues/Regional State Committee Discussion with State Commissioners and Representatives, Other conference attendees and SPP
12:30-1 pm—Next StepsEnd Preamble
[FR Doc. E4-646 Filed 3-22-04; 8:45 am]
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