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Notice of Issuance of Order

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Start Preamble March 14, 2007.

Twin Buttes Wind LLC (Docket Nos. ER07-240-000, ER07-240-001 and ER07-240-002); MinnDakota Wind LLC (Docket Nos. ER07-242-000, ER07-242-001, and ER07-242-002); Klondike Wind Power III, LLC (Docket Nos. ER07-287-000 and ER07-287-001)

Twin Buttes Wind, LLC, MinnDakota Wind LLC and Klondike Wind Power III LLC (collectively, the “Applicants”) filed applications for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying tariffs. The proposed market-based rate tariffs provide for the sale of energy, capacity and ancillary services at market-based rates. The Applicants also requested waivers of various Commission regulations. In particular, the Applicants requested that the Commission grant blanket approval under 18 CFR Part 34 of all future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability by the Applicants.

On March 13, 2007, pursuant to delegated authority, the Director, Division of Tariffs and Market Development—West, granted the requests for blanket approval under Part 34. The Director's order also stated that the Commission would publish a separate notice in the Federal Register establishing a period of time for the filing of protests. Accordingly, any person desiring to be heard or to protest the blanket approvals of issuances of securities or assumptions of liability by the Applicants should file a motion to intervene or protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. 18 CFR 385.211, 385.214 (2004).

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing motions to intervene or protest is April 12, 2007.

Absent a request to be heard in opposition by the deadline above, the Applicants are authorized to issue securities and assume obligations or liabilities as a guarantor, indorser, surety, or otherwise in respect of any security of another person; provided that such issuance or assumption is for some lawful object within the corporate purposes of the Applicants, compatible with the public interest, and is reasonably necessary or appropriate for such purposes.

The Commission reserves the right to require a further showing that neither public nor private interests will be adversely affected by continued approvals of the Applicants' issuances of securities or assumptions of liability.

Copies of the full text of the Director's Order are available from the Commission's Public Reference Room, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The Order may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at, using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number filed to access the document. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web site under the “e-Filing” link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.

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Philis J. Posey,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-5011 Filed 3-19-07; 8:45 am]