[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36790-36791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15310]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[OE Docket No. EA-249-C]


Application To Export Electric Energy; Exelon Generation Company, 
LLC

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of Application.

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SUMMARY: Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Applicant) has applied to 
renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States 
to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.

DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on 
or before July 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for 
more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity Delivery 
and Energy Reliability, 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 
[email protected], or by facsimile to 202-586-8008.

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 Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 
824a(e)).
    On August 4, 2009, DOE issued Order No. EA-249-B to the Applicant, 
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 August 4, 2014. On June 5, 2014, the Applicant filed an application 
with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-
249-B for an additional ten-year term. The Applicant is also requesting 
expedited treatment of this renewal application and issuance of an 
order within 60 days to avoid any lapse in the Applicant's authority to 
export electricity to Canada.
    In its application, the Applicant states that it has a diverse 
portfolio of owned or controlled electric capacity nationwide but that 
it does not own or operate any electric transmission facilities, and it 
does not have a franchised service area. The electric energy that the 
Applicant proposes to export to Canada would either be generated by the 
Applicant or 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 the Applicant 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 Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become 
a party to these proceedings should file a motion to intervene at the 
above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five 
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 on the Applicant's application to export electric energy 
to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. EA-249-C. An 
additional copy is to be provided directly to Vincenzo Franco, 
Assistant General Counsel--Wholesale Trading Compliance, Exelon 
Corporation, 111 Market Place, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21202 and 
Christopher A. Wilson, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Exelon 
Corporation, 101 Constitution Ave. NW., Suite 400 East, Washington, DC 
20001.
    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 a determination is made by DOE 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.
    Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, 
for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by 
accessing the

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program Web site at http://energy.gov/node/11845, or by emailing Angela 
Troy at [email protected].

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2014.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and, 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2014-15310 Filed 6-27-14; 8:45 am]
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