[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 199 (Thursday, October 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 62065]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26182]



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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. ER15-1344-001; ER15-1344-002; ER15-1387-001]


PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Potomac 
Electric Power Company; Notice of Technical Conference

    By order dated September 15, 2015,\1\ the Commission directed staff 
to convene a technical conference regarding PJM Interconnection, 
L.L.C.'s (PJM) filing, in Docket Nos. ER15-1344-001 and ER15-1344-002, 
related to cost responsibility assignments for 61 baseline upgrades 
included in the recent update to the PJM Regional Transmission 
Expansion Plan (RTEP), and regarding requests for rehearing, submitted 
in Docket No. ER15-1387-001, related to the PJM Transmission Owners' 
proposal to change the cost allocation methodology for reliability 
projects selected in the RTEP solely to address local transmission 
owner planning criteria. The technical conference will explore issues 
related to PJM's application of its Order No. 1000-compliant 
transmission planning process \2\ to local transmission facilities, 
including, but not limited to, the process PJM and the PJM Transmission 
Owners use to identify local transmission needs and to solicit proposed 
solutions to identified local transmission needs (such as opening 
proposal windows),\3\ and the process PJM uses to determine whether a 
transmission solution to an identified local transmission need should 
be selected in the regional transmission plan for purposes of cost 
allocation as the more efficient or cost-effective transmission 
solution.
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    \1\ PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 152 FERC ] 61,197 (2015).
    \2\ Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Transmission 
Owning and Operating Public Utilities, Order No. 1000, FERC Stats. & 
Regs. ] 31,323 (2011), order on reh'g, Order No. 1000-A, 139 FERC ] 
61,132, order on reh'g, Order No. 1000-B, 141 FERC ] 61,044 (2012), 
aff'd sub nom. S.C. Pub. Serv. Auth. v. FERC, 762 F.3d 41 (D.C. Cir. 
2014).
    \3\ As discussed in the order establishing the technical 
conference, Dominion Resources Services' revisions to its individual 
transmission planning criteria will not be discussed at the 
technical conference. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 152 FERC ] 61,197 
at P15 (2015).
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    Take notice that such conference will be held on November 12, 2015, 
at the Commission's headquarters at 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in Hearing 
Room 7. Additional information regarding the conference program will be 
provided in a subsequent supplemental notice of technical conference.
    The technical conference will be led by Commission staff. The 
conference is open to the public. Pre-registration through the 
Commission's Web site (https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/11-12-15-form.asp) is encouraged but not required.
    The technical conference will not be transcribed. However, there 
will be a free audio cast of the conference. Anyone wishing to listen 
to the meeting should send an email to Sarah McKinley at 
[email protected] by November 3, 2015, to request call-in 
information. Please reference ``call information for ER15-1344/1387 
technical conference'' in the subject line of the email. The call-in 
information will be provided prior to the meeting. Persons listening to 
the technical conference may participate by submitting questions, 
either prior to or during the technical conference, by emailing 
[email protected].
    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.
    For more information about this technical conference, please 
contact Katherine Scott, 202-502-6495, [email protected], 
regarding Docket Nos. ER15-1344-001 and ER15-1344-002; Nicole Buell, 
202-502-6846, [email protected], regarding Docket No. ER15-1387-
001; or Sarah McKinley, 202-502-8368, [email protected], 
regarding logistical issues.

    Dated: October 8, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-26182 Filed 10-14-15; 8:45 am]
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