[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
[Page 37608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16233]



[OE Docket No. EA-171-D]

Application To Export Electric Energy; Powerex Corp.

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

ACTION: Notice of Application.


SUMMARY: Powerex Corp. (Applicant or Powerex) 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 31, 2015.

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. 
    On November 17, 2010, DOE issued Order No. EA-171-C to Powerex 
Corp., 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 November 17, 2015. On May 19, 2015, Powerex filed an 
application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in 
Order No. EA-171-C for an additional five-year term.
    In its application, Powerex states that it does not own or operate 
any electric generation or transmission facilities, and it does not 
have a franchised service area. The electric energy that Powerex 
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 Powerex 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 and other filings concerning Powerex's application to 
export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE 
Docket No. EA-171-D. An additional copy is to be provided directly to 
both Mike MacDougall and Karen McDonald, Powerex Corp., 666 Burrard 
Street, Suite 1300, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6C 2X8 and to 
both Deanna King and Tracey Bradley, Bracewell and Giuliani LLP, 2000 K 
Street NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006.
    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 program Web site at http://energy.gov/node/11845, or by 
emailing Angela Troy at [email protected].

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2015.
Brian Mills,
Director, Permitting and Siting Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability.
[FR Doc. 2015-16233 Filed 6-30-15; 8:45 am]