[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 210 (Friday, October 30, 2015)]
[Pages 66895-66896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27674]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Staff Notice of Alleged Violations

    Take notice \1\ that in a nonpublic investigation pursuant to 18 
CFR part 1b (2015), the staff of the Office of Enforcement of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has preliminarily determined that 
Berkshire Power Company LLC (Berkshire) and Powerplant Management 
Services LLC violated the Commission's Anti-Manipulation Rule, 18 CFR 
1c.2 (2015) by engaging in a manipulative scheme to conceal maintenance 
work and associated outages beginning at least as early as January 2008 
and continuing through March 2011.

    \1\ Enforcement of Statutes, Regulations, and Orders, 129 FERC ] 
61,247 (2009), order on reh'g, 134 FERC ] 61,054 (2011).

    Staff also has preliminarily determined that Berkshire violated 
Commission-approved reliability standards by failing to provide outage 
information to its Transmission Operator and failing to inform its 
Transmission Operator and Host Balancing Authority of all generation 
resources available for use.
    Finally, Staff also has preliminarily determined that Berkshire 
violated Commission regulations 35.41(a) by failing to comply with 
various provisions of the ISO-New England (ISO-NE) Tariff and Sec.  
35.41(b) by making false and misleading statements to ISO-NE regarding 
its maintenance work and associated outages.
    This notice does not confer a right on third parties to intervene 
in the investigation or any other right with respect to the 

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    Dated: October 23, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-27674 Filed 10-29-15; 8:45 am]