[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 10799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04042]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD14-6-000]


New York Independent System Operator, Inc.; Supplemental Notice 
of Technical Conference

    As announced in the Notice issued on January 28, 2014, the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) staff will hold a technical 
conference on February 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 
p.m. (Eastern Time), to discuss with interested parties whether to 
model Load Zone K as an export-constrained zone for future Demand Curve 
reset proceedings.\1\
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    \1\ New York Indep. Sys. Operator, Inc., 144 FERC  
61,126 (2013).
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    The conference will be held at the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The technical 
conference will be led by staff, and will be open for the public to 
attend. The conference will include a background presentation by New 
York Independent System Operator, Inc. as well as technical questions 
from Commission Staff. There will also be opportunities for comments 
and questions from other conference attendees. The specific agenda and 
procedures to be followed at the conference will be announced by staff 
at the opening of the conference. Attendees should be prepared to 
discuss the following:
    1. Whether Zone K (Long Island) can be modeled as export 
constrained Load Zone.
    2. Whether Zone K should be included as a nested zone within the 
current G-J Locality so that the larger zone would become a G-K 
Locality. If not, what rationale supports allowing Zone K to be a 
nested zone within NYCA, but not a nested zone within the G-J Locality? 
Specifically, how can generation capacity located in Zone K be made 
available to serve the reliability needs of Zones A-F but not the 
reliability needs of Zones G-J?
    3. Whether sufficient transmission capability exists to allow at 
least some capacity located in Zone K to reliably serve the needs of 
loads in Zones G-J. If so, what limits, if any, should be placed on the 
amount of capacity in Zone K that could be relied upon to serve the 
needs of loads in Zones G-J? How should those limits be determined?
    The January 28, 2014 Notice of Technical Conference stated that 
there will be a free webcast of the conference available. We will not 
be able to provide webcasting for this event. However, those wishing to 
receive teleconferencing should inform us by Monday, February 24, by 
sending an email request to [email protected]. Please put 
``teleconference request'' on the subject line, and include your name, 
email and telephone number. Teleconference information will be emailed 
to you by February 25, 2014. The technical conference will be 
transcribed.
    Attendees may register in advance at the following Web page: 
https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/zone-k-02-26-14-form.asp. 
Advance registration is not required, but is encouraged. Parties 
attending in person should still allow time to pass through building 
security procedures before the 9:00 am (Eastern Time) start time of the 
conference.
    Following the conference, the Commission will consider post-
technical conference comments submitted on or before March 26, 2014. 
Answers to post-technical conference comments are due by close of 
business on or before April 16, 2014.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please 
send an email to [email protected] or call toll free 1-866-208-
3372 (voice) or 202-502-8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202-208-2106 with 
the required accommodations.
    All interested persons are permitted to attend. For more 
information about the technical conference, please contact:

Adria M. Woods (Technical Information), Office of Energy Market 
Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8431, [email protected].
Sarah McKinley (Logistical Information), Office of External Affairs, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426, (202) 502-8004, [email protected]

    Dated: February 19, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-04042 Filed 2-25-14; 8:45 am]
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