Dec. 18-22, 2017

Dec. 18-22, 2017: Reported FERC Issuances

The following documents have been issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) during the week of Dec. 18-22, 2017, and designated for inclusion in the official FERC Reporter. The issuances are listed in the following order: Rulemakings, Natural Gas Orders, Electric Orders, Hydro Orders and Oil Orders.

Rulemakings

Order No. 838: Annual Charges for Use of Government Lands in Alaska, Docket No. RM16-19-000 “Final Rule” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,281 (2017).

FERC “revises the per-acre land value component of its methodology for calculating … annual charges for hydropower projects located in Alaska. Pursuant to the Final Rule, the Commission will calculate a statewide per-acre land value for hydropower lands in Alaska. The Commission will use this statewide per-acre land value, rather than a regional per-acre land value, to calculate annual charges for use of federal lands for all hydropower projects in Alaska, except those located in the Aleutian Islands Area.”

Cyber Security Incident Reporting Reliability Standards, Docket No. RM18-2-000 and AD17-9-000 “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,291 (2017).

FERC proposes to direct the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) to develop and submit modifications to the NERC Reliability Standards to improve mandatory reporting of Cyber Security Incidents, including incidents that might facilitate subsequent efforts to harm the reliable operation of the bulk electric system.

Fast-Start Pricing in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, Docket No. RM17-3-000 “Withdrawal of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Termination of Rulemaking Proceeding” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,293 (2017).

FERC “is withdrawing its proposal to amend its regulations to require that each regional transmission organization and independent system operator incorporate market rules that meet certain requirements when pricing fast-start resources.” FERC said it will pursue the goals of the proposed rule though Federal Power Act section 206 actions.

Natural Gas Orders

Perryville Gas Storage LLC, Docket No. CP17-491-000 “Order Amending Certificate” (Dec. 20, 2017) (Acting Dir. Boudreau); 161 FERC ¶62,220 (2017).

Alliance Pipeline L.P., Docket Nos. RP18-181-000, RP15-1022-008 and RP16-581-003 “Order Accepting and Suspending Tariff Records, Establishing Hearing and Consolidating Proceedings” (Dec. 20, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,286 (2017).

Enterprise Products Operating LLC and Tenaska Marketing Ventures, Docket No. RP18-183-000 “Letter Order Granting Filing of Request for Petition” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,273 (2017).

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, Docket No. RP17-851-000 “Order Accepting Tariff Record Subject to Conditions” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,274 (2017).

Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC, Docket No. RP17-848-000 “Order on Tariff Filing” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,275 (2017).

Bay Gas Storage Co. Ltd., Docket No. PR17-28-000 “Letter Order Accepting Filing of Tariff Record Revision” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,276 (2017).

Discovery Gas Transmission LLC, Docket No. RP17-806-000 “Letter Order Accepting Filing of Annual Fuel, Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Retention Rate” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,277 (2017).

Northern Natural Gas Co., Docket No. RP17-990-000 “Letter Order Granting Request for Petition for Limited Waiver” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,278 (2017).

Energy Corp. of America and Greylock Production LLC, Docket No. RP18-167-000 “Letter Order Granting Request for Temporary Waiver of Capacity Release Regulations” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,279 (2017).

Town of Walnut, Mississippi, Docket No. CP16-33-000 “Order Granting Service Area Determination” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,285 (2017).

Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline L.L.C., Docket No. CP16-9-003, et al. “Order Denying Rehearing of Notices to Proceed, Variance Approvals, and Grant of In-Service Request” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,287 (2017).

Arlington Storage Co. LLC, Docket No. CP13-83-000 “Order Vacating Certificate” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,290 (2017).

Electric Orders

Cogen Technologies Linden Venture L.P. and East Coast Power Linden Holding L.L.C., Docket No. EC18-11-000 “Order Authorizing Disposition of Jurisdictional Facilities” (Dec. 19, 2017) (Dir. Rodgers); 161 FERC ¶62,217 (2017).

Southwest Power Pool Inc., Docket No. ER17-428-003 “Order of Chief Judge Granting Motion for Interim Implementation of Settlement Rate” (Dec. 20, 2017) (C.J. Cintron); 161 FERC ¶63,026 (2017).

PacifiCorp, Docket No. ES18-3-000 “Order Authorizing Issuances of Securities” (Dec. 20, 2017) (Dir. Rodgers); 161 FERC ¶62,218 (2017).

PPL Electric Utilities Corp., Docket No. ES17-58-000 “Order Authorizing Issuances of Securities” (Dec. 20, 2017) (Dir. Rodgers); 161 FERC ¶62,219 (2017).

Red Pine Wind Project LLC, Docket No. EC18-14-000 “Order Authorizing Disposition of Jurisdictional Facilities” (Dec. 21, 2017) (Dir. Rodgers); 161 FERC ¶62,224 (2017).

EF Oxnard LLC, Docket Nos. EL18-27-000 and QF86-968-015 “Letter Order Granting Filing of Request for Waiver” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶62,225 (2017).

Southwest Power Pool Inc., Docket Nos. ER17-2027-000 and ER17-2027-001 “Order Accepting Tariff Revisions” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,261 (2017).

Southwest Power Pool Inc., Docket Nos. ER17-1741-000 and ER17-1741-001 “Letter Order Approving Filing of Stipulation and Offer of Settlement” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,266 (2017).

Southwest Power Pool Inc., Docket Nos. ER17-426-000 and ER17-426-002 “Letter Order Approving Filing of Joint Offer of Settlement” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,267 (2017).

Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc., Docket No. ER17-2097-001 “Order Accepting Tariff Revisions” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,268 (2017).

Chehalis Power Generating L.P., Docket No. ER05-1056-010 “Order on Remand Establishing Briefing Schedule and Instituting Settlement Judge Procedures” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,269 (2017).

Northern Maine Independent System Administrator Inc., Docket No. ER17-192-002 “Order Dismissing Rehearing” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,270 (2017).

Arizona Public Service Co., Docket Nos. EL17-51-000 and ER17-912-002 “Letter Order Approving Filing of Offer of Settlement and Explanatory Statement” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,271 (2017).

Talen Energy Marketing LLC, et al., Docket No. EL16-116-000, et al. “Letter Order Approving Filing of Offer of Settlement” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,272 (2017).

Southwest Power Pool Inc., Docket No. ER8-208-000 “Order Accepting Service Agreement” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,289 (2017).

New York Independent System Operator Inc., Docket No. EL18-33-000 “Order Instituting Section 206 Proceeding and Commencing Paper Hearing Procedures and Establishing Refund Effective Date” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,294 (2017).

PJM Interconnection L.L.C., Docket No. EL18-34-000 “Order Instituting Section 206 Proceeding and Commencing Paper Hearing Procedures and Establishing Refund Effective Date” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,295 (2017).

Southwest Power Pool Inc., Docket No. EL18-35-000 “Order Instituting Section 206 Proceeding and Commencing Paper Hearing Procedures and Establishing Refund Effective Date” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,296 (2017).

Rock Falls Wind Farm LLC, Docket No. EC18-15-000 “Order Authorizing Disposition of Jurisdictional Facilities” (Dec. 21, 2017) (Dir. Rodgers); 161 FERC ¶62,226 (2017).

Hydro Orders

Kodiak Electric Association Inc., Project No. 2743-079 “Order Approving Outflow Channel Design” (Dec. 18, 2017) (Chief Houff); 161 FERC ¶62,209 (2017).

Loup River Public Power District, Project No. 1256-033 “Order Approving As-Built Exhibit A and Revising Annual Charges” (Dec. 18, 2017) (Chief Houff); 161 FERC ¶62,210 (2017).

Avista Corp., Project No. 2058-014 “Order Amending Minimum Flow Pursuant to Article 429” (Dec. 18, 2017) (Chief LoVullo); 161 FERC ¶62,211 (2017).

Consumers Energy Co., Project Nos. 2451-217 and 2580-299 “Order Approving Revised Exhibit G Drawings” (Dec. 18, 2017) (Chief Houff); 161 FERC ¶62,212 (2017).

Water Street Land LLC, Project No. 14680-008 “Order Modifying and Approving Juvenile American Eel Survey Plan Under Article 27(A)” (Dec. 18, 2017) (Claros); 161 FERC ¶62,213 (2017).

Kodiak Electric Association Inc., Project No. 2743-082 “Order Approving Acid Leachate Monitoring Plan Pursuant to Articles 61 and 63” (Dec. 19, 2017) (Chief Houff); 161 FERC ¶62,214 (2017).

Merchant Hydro Developers LLC, Docket No. DI17-11-000 “Order Ruling on Declaration of Intention and Finding Licensing Not Required” (Dec. 19, 2017) (Chief Hocking); 161 FERC ¶62,215 (2017).

Duke Energy Carolinas LLC, Project No. 2232-653 “Order Modifying and Approving Recreation Management Plan Pursuant to Article 407” (Dec. 19, 2017) (Chief Fletcher); 161 FERC ¶62,216 (2017).

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Project No. 233-167 “Order Approving Recreation Stream Flow Release Plan Report Under Article 401 and License Appendix A Conditions” (Dec. 20, 2017) (Chief Fletcher); 161 FERC ¶62,221 (2017).

Georgia Power Co., Project No. 2413-110 “Order Approving Revised Construction Schedule for Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters” (Dec. 20, 2017) (Chief Fletcher); 161 FERC ¶62,222 (2017).

PE Hydro Generation LLC, Project No. 2343-086 “Order Issuing New License” (Dec. 20, 2017) (Dir. Turpin); 161 FERC ¶62,223 (2017).

Woodland Pulp LLC, Project No. 2660-029 “Declaratory Order” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,282 (2017).

GreenGenStorage LLC, Project No. 14796-000 “Order Issuing Preliminary Permit and Granting Priority to File License Application” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,283 (2017).

Idaho Power Co., Project No. 1971-122 “Order on Rehearing and Clarification” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,284 (2017).

Advanced Hydropower Inc., Project No. 14837-001 “Order Denying Reconsideration and Rehearing” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,288 (2017).

Loup River Public Power District, Project No. 1256-032 “Order Denying Rehearing and Denying Stay” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,292 (2017).

Greenwood County, Project No. 1267-099 “Order Amending Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters” (Dec. 22, 2017) (Chief Fletcher); 161 FERC ¶62,227 (2017).

Hawks Nest Hydro LLC, Project No. 2512-075 “Order Issuing New License” (Dec. 22, 2017) (Dir. Turpin); 161 FERC ¶62,228 (2017).

Hawks Nest Hydro LLC, Project No. 14439-001 “Order Issuing New License” (Dec. 22, 2017) (Dir. Turpin); 161 FERC ¶62,229 (2017).

Oil Orders

Grieve Pipeline LLC, Docket No. OR17-21-000 “Order on Petition for Declaratory Order” (Dec. 21, 2017); 161 FERC ¶61,280 (2017).

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