Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.
Notice of filing.
On September 7, 2016, Indeck Niles, LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA).
Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE-20, Room 8G-024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.
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Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586-5260.
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The filing is pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to the FUA, in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U.S.C. 8311.
The following owner of a proposed new baseload electric generating powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61:
Owner: Indeck Niles, LLC
Capacity: 1000 megawatts (MW)
Plant Location: Niles City Industrial Park, Niles, MI.
In-Service Date: May 2020
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Issued in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2016.
Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2016-22627 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]
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