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Application To Export Electric Energy; NRG Power Marketing, Inc.

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AGENCY:

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of application.

SUMMARY:

NRG Power Marketing, Inc. (NRGPMI) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

DATES:

Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before July 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-287-5736).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Steven Mintz (Program Office) 202-586-9506 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 May 3, 2000, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-220 authorizing NRGPMI to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer. On September 24, 2002, in Order No. EA-220-A, DOE renewed the NRGPMI authorization to export electric energy to Canada for a two-year term that expired on September 24, 2004.

On May 31, 2005, NRGPMI filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-220-A for a five-year term. NRGPMI proposes to export electric energy to Canada and to arrange for the delivery of those exports over the international transmission facilities presently owned by Basin Electric Power Corporative, Bonneville Power Administration, Eastern Maine Electric Power Cooperative, International Transmission Company, Joint Owners of the Highgate Interconnection Facilities, Long Sault Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company, Minnesota Power & Light, Minnkota Power Cooperative, New York Power Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Northern States Power, Vermont Electric Company, and Vermont Electric Transmission Company.

Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings 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 the DOE on or before the dates listed above.

Comments on the NRGPMI application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-220-B. Additional copies are to be filed directly with NRG Power Marketing, Inc., 211 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540-4543, ATTN: Contract Administration.

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 program's Home Page at http://www.fe.doe.gov. Upon reaching the Home page, select “Electricity Regulation,” and then “Pending Proceedings” from the options menus.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2005.

Ellen Russell,

Acting Senior Advisor to the Director for Regulatory Programs, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability.

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[FR Doc. 05-11365 Filed 6-7-05; 8:45 am]

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