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FERC to Hold Reliability Technical Conference on November 29-30

On October 7, 2011, FERC issued a notice in Docket No. AD12-1-000 regarding the technical conference to be held on November 29 and 30, 2011, to discuss policy issues related to reliability of the BPS. The November Technical Conference will explore the progress made on the priorities for addressing reliability risks that were identified in earlier Commission technical conferences. The November Technical Conference also will discuss emerging issues, including processes used by planning authorities and other entities to identify reliability concerns that might arise in the course of compliance with EPA regulations and the tools and processes (including tariffs and market rules) available to address any identified reliability concerns. To read the Commission’s October 7 notice, click here.

On November 9, 2011, in Docket Nos. AD12-1, RC11-6, and EL11-62, FERC issued a second notice that detailed the agenda and panelists for the technical conference. To view the second notice, click here.  A revised agenda was issued on November 22, 2011.  To view the revised agenda, click here.

On November 14, 2011, in Docket Nos. AD12-1, RC11-6, EL11-62, Commissioner Moeller issued a Request for Evidence on EPA Issues for the technical conference, that set out 22 questions (or in some cases sets of questions) regarding the impact of EPA regulations on reliability. To view Commissioner Moeller's request for evidence, click here.

On November 17, 2011, in Docket No. AD12-1, Commissioner Moeller issued a Statement regarding his previous Request for Evidence, details his motivations behind issuing his previous request and circulating his thoughts on the topic in advance of the November 29-30 technical conference. To view Commissioner Moeller's statement, click here.

Written testimony and statements of the panelists, to the extent available, are listed below:

Panel I: Identifying Priorities for NERC Activities (Nov. 29, 1:25pm)

To view the statement of Gerry Cauley (NERC), click here.

To view the statement of Kevin Burke (Consolidated Edison and EEI), click here.

To view the statement of Mike Smith (Georgia Transmission Corp. and NRECA), click here.

To view the statement of John A. Anderson (ELCON), click here.

To view the statement of Allen Mosher (APPA and NERC Standards Committee), click here.

To view the supplemental statement of Allen Mosher, click here. 

To view the statement of Deborah Le Vine (CAISO), click here.

To view the statement of William J. Gallagher (Vermont Public Power Supply Authority and NERC MRC), click here.

To view the statement of Peter Fraser (Ontario Energy Board), click here 

Panel II: Incorporating Lessons Learned into a More Reliable Grid (Nov. 29, 3:30pm) 

To view the statement of Gerry Cauley (NERC), click here.

To view the statement of Thomas J. Galloway (North American Transmission Forum), click here.

To view the statement of Tom Burgess (FirstEnergy and EEI), click here.

To view the statement of Scott Helyer (Tenaska and EPSA), click here.

To view the statement of Mary Kipp (El Paso Electric), click here.

 

Panel III: Presentations and Discussion on the Current State of Processes for Identifying Unit-Specific Local or Regional reliability Issues in Response to Final EPA Regulations (Nov. 30, 9:40am)

 

To view the preliminary statement of Regina McCarthy (EPA), click here.

To view the statement of Mark Lauby (NERC), click here.

To view the statement of Michael Kormos (PJM Interconnection), click here.

To view the statement of Carl Monroe (SPP), click here.

To view the statement of Thomas F. Farrell II (Dominion and EEI), click here.

To view the statement of Kathleen Barrón (Exelon), click here.

To view the statement of Anthony Topazi (Southern Company), click here.

To view the statement of David Wright (South Carolina Public Service Commission), click here.

To view the comments and supplemental materials of Joshua Epel (Colorado Public Utilities Commission), click here.

 

Panel IV: Discussion on Multi-Jurisdictional Processes (Nov. 30, 2:30pm)

To view the statement of Patricia A. Hoffman (DOE), click here.

To view the statement of Gerry Cauley (NERC), click here.

To view the statement of Nick Akins (AEP), click here.

To view the statement of Clair J. Moeller (MISO), click here.

To view the statement of Betty Ann Kane (DC Public Service Commission), click here.

To view the statement of Cheryl Roberto (Ohio Public Utilities Commission), click here.

To view the statement of Eric Baker (Wolverine Electric Power Cooperative), click here.

To view the statement of Debra Raggio (GenOn), click here.