[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 60 (Monday, March 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 16672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07204]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. ER15-861-000; EL15-53-000]


California Independent System Operator Corporation; Notice of 
Technical Conference

    By order issued in this proceeding on March 16, 2015,\1\ the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) directed its staff to 
convene a technical conference to develop a record regarding issues 
related to imbalance energy price spikes experienced in PacifiCorp's 
balancing authority areas (BAAs) subsequent to PacifiCorp's full 
activation in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's 
(CAISO) Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), and to facilitate the 
development of a long-term solution. Consistent with the attached 
agenda, the technical conference will explore the circumstances 
identified in reports filed by CAISO and its Department of Market 
Monitoring (DMM) in Docket No. ER15-402-000 regarding the imbalance 
energy price spikes in PacifiCorp's BAAs and the status of CAISO and 
PacifiCorp efforts to improve the transitional issues identified in 
those reports. CAISO should come prepared to answer the questions laid 
out in the attached agenda. We invite DMM and PacifiCorp to also be 
prepared to answer questions.
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    \1\ Cal. Indep. Sys. Operator Corp., 150 FERC ] 61,191 (2015).
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    The technical conference will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), at the offices of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
20426.
    Attached to this notice is an agenda for the technical conference.
    The technical conference will be open for the public to attend, and 
those interested in attending are encouraged to register by close of 
business, April 1, 2015. You may register at the following Web page: 
https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/04-09-15-form.asp.
    An audio listen-only line will be provided. If you need a listen-
only line, please email Sarah McKinley ([email protected]) by 
5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 3, with your name, email, and phone 
number, in order to receive the call-in information the day before the 
conference. Please use the following text for the subject line, ``ER15-
861 listen-only line registration.''
    This conference will also be transcribed. Transcripts of the 
technical conference will be available for a fee from Ace-Federal 
Reporters, Inc. (202) 347-3700.
    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) 208-1659 (TTY), or send a FAX to (202) 208-2106 
with the required accommodations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Sarah McKinley, Office of 
External Affairs, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8368, 
[email protected]; Jennifer B. Shipley, Office of Energy Market 
Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-6822, [email protected].

    Dated: March 24, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-07204 Filed 3-27-15; 8:45 am]
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