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Application To Export Electric Energy; Aquilon Power Ltd.

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Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.


Notice of application.


Aquilon Power Ltd. (Aquilon Power) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.


Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before March 11, 2010.


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 202-586-8008).

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Anthony Como (Program Office) 202-586-5935 or Lot Cooke (Program Attorney) 202-586-0503.

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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 January 11, 2010, DOE received an application from Aquilon Power for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer using international transmission facilities located at the United States border with Canada. Aquilon Power does not own any electric transmission facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area. The electric energy which Aquilon Power proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. Aquilon Power has requested an electricity export authorization with a 5-year term.

The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of each of the international transmission facilities to be utilized by Aquilon Power has previously been 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 petition and protest should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above.

Comments on the Aquilon Power application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-361. Additional copies are to be filed directly with Mike Neylan, Aquilon Power Ltd., 280 King Street. East, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5A 1K7 and David M. Perlman and William E. Wolf, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, 2000 K Street, NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006-1872. 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​permits_​pending.htm, or by e-mailing Odessa Hopkins at

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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2010.

Anthony J. Como,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-2840 Filed 2-8-10; 8:45 am]