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Application To Export Electric Energy; Photovoltaic Technologies, LLC

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AGENCY:

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of Application.

SUMMARY:

Photovoltaic Technologies, LLC (Photovoltaic) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

DATES:

Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before July 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-586-5860).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ellen Russell (Program Office) 202-586-9624 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 by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).

On June 9, 2008, DOE received an application from Photovoltaic for authority to transmit electric energy Start Printed Page 33809from the United States to Mexico as a power marketer. Photovoltaic does not own any electric transmission facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area. The electric energy which SEP proposes to export to Mexico would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States.

Photovoltaic proposes to export electric energy to Mexico and to arrange for the delivery of those exports over the international transmission facilities presently owned by AEP Texas Central, El Paso Electric Company, Central Power & Light Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Sharyland Utilities, and Comision Federal de Electricidad, the national electric utility of Mexico.

The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by Photovoltaic was previously authorized by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended.

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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of each comment, petition, and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the dates listed above.

All filings in this proceeding should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-341. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Francisco Bunt, CEO, 3504 Santa Idalia, Mission, TX 78572.

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 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, by accessing the program Web site at http://oe.energy.gov/​permits.htm, or by e-mailing Odessa Hopkins at odessa.hopkins@hq.doe.gov.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 10, 2008.

Anthony J. Como,

Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

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[FR Doc. E8-13347 Filed 6-12-08; 8:45 am]

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