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Application to Export Electric Energy; TEC Energy Inc.

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AGENCY:

Office of Electricity, DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of application.

SUMMARY:

TEC Energy Inc. (Applicant or TEC) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act.

DATES:

Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before September 12, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity, Mail Code: OE-20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 7151(b) and 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. § 824a(e)).

On December 19, 2013, DOE issued Order No. EA-388 to TEC, which authorized the Applicant to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. That authority expires on December 19, 2018. On July 30, 2018, TEC filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-388 for an additional five-year term.

In its application, the Applicant states that it “does not own or control any electric generation or transmission facilities” and “does not hold a franchise or service territory for the transmission, distribution or sale of electric power.” The electric energy that the Applicant proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from third parties such as electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies pursuant to voluntary agreements. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by TEC have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties.

Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five (5) copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above.

Comments and other filings concerning TEC's application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA-388-A. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Etienne Lapointe, CPA, CA, MSc, TEC Energy Inc., 88 Prince St, Suite 202, Montreal, Quebec H3C 2M8, and Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 35-15 84th Street 2H Jackson Heights, New York, NY 11372.

A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE's National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after DOE determines that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the sufficiency of supply or reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system.Start Printed Page 40011

Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program website at http://energy.gov/​node/​11845, or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2018.

Christopher Lawrence,

Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity.

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[FR Doc. 2018-17313 Filed 8-10-18; 8:45 am]

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