[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 244 (Monday, December 21, 2015)]
[Pages 79318-79319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32028]



[OE Docket No. EA-416]

Application To Export Electric Energy; Consolidated Edison 
Energy, Inc.

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

ACTION: Notice of application.


SUMMARY: Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc. (Applicant or CEE) has 
applied for 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 January 20, 2016.

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.Sec.  824a(e)).
    On November 30, 2015, DOE received an application from CEE for 
authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada 
as a power marketer for five years using existing international 
transmission facilities.
    In its application, CEE 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 CEE 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 CEE 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 

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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 CEE's application to export 
electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 
EA-416. An additional copy is to be provided directly to both Thomas 
DiCapua and James J. Dixon, Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc., 100 
Summit Lake Drive, Suite 410, Valhalla, NY 10595 and to both Peter P. 
Thieman and Stuart A. Caplan, Dentons US LLP, 1301 K Street NW., Suite 
600, East Tower, Washington, DC 20005.
    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 December 15, 2015.
Christopher Lawrence,
Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy 
[FR Doc. 2015-32028 Filed 12-18-15; 8:45 am]