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FERC and Transmission Siting. Western Electricity Coordinating Council Annual Meeting April 20, 2006. Robert J. Cupina Deputy Director Office of Energy Projects Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Adequate Infrastructure OEP. Effective Market Rules OEMR. Market Oversight OMOI.

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ferc and transmission siting

FERC and Transmission Siting

Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Annual Meeting

April 20, 2006

Robert J. Cupina

Deputy Director

Office of Energy Projects

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ferc helping markets work

Adequate

Infrastructure

OEP

Effective

Market Rules

OEMR

Market

Oversight

OMOI

FERCHelping Markets Work

Competitive

Market

FERC

ferc s hydro transmission lines
FERC’s HydroTransmission Lines

5,800 miles of primary transmission line

existing lng import terminals

EVERETT

COVE POINT

ELBA ISLAND

LAKE CHARLES

ENERGY BRIDGE

Existing LNGImport Terminals
existing gas storage facilities
Existing Gas StorageFacilities

Source: Based on Platts PowerMap.

siting infrastructure lessons learned
Siting Infrastructure:Lessons Learned
  • Early staff involvement
  • Proactively identity issues and alternative siting
  • Develop advocates not adversaries
  • Expertise to provide a sound record
  • Recommendations based on technical analysis
energy policy act of 2005
Energy Policy Actof 2005
  • EPAct 2005 provides for federal siting of interstate electric transmission facilities (§1221) by amending the FPA (§216)

- Designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (§216(a))

- Construction Permit (§216(b))

- Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Transmission Facilities (§216(h))

epact 2005 electric transmission corridors
EPAct 2005Electric Transmission Corridors
  • Conduct study within one year of electric transmission congestion
    • Every three years thereafter
  • Issue report based on study
    • Designate any geographic area that experiences congestion as a “National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor”
epact 2005 construction permit
EPAct 2005Construction Permit
  • FERC can authorize construction of transmission facilities in a corridor if:
    • A state has no authority to either site facilities or consider interstate benefits, or
    • A state, with authority to site, either does not act within one year or conditions approval such that there is either no reduction in congestion or is not economically feasible
epact 2005 construction permit1
EPAct 2005Construction Permit
  • Application to be filed with FERC
    • Filing requirements to be issued
  • Comments will be received
  • Rights-of-way
    • Right of eminent domain
    • Acquired right-of-way used exclusively for electric transmission facilities
  • Compensation
epact 2005 coordination of federal authorizations
EPAct 2005Coordination of Federal Authorizations
  • Lead agency for permit coordination and environmental review
    • Must issue regulations within 18 months
    • Must enter into an MOU with other agencies within one year
    • Provide a pre-filing mechanism
  • All permit decisions and environmental reviews shall be completed within one year
    • Failure to act within deadlines may be appealed to the President
  • DOE delegation to FERC likely
slide14

FERC

Major Pipeline Projects Certificated (MMcf/d)2000 to Present

1. Algonquin (285)

2. Islander East (285)

3. Iroquois (230,85)

4. Columbia (135,270)

5. Algonquin (140)

6. Transcontinental (105)

7. Transcontinental (130)

8. Tennessee (200)

9. Maritimes (80,360)

10. Algonquin (301)

11. Tennessee (500)

12. Mill River (800)

Georgia

Straits (96)

13. CIG (282,92)

14. CIG (85,133,118,105)

15. TransColorado (125,300)

16. WIC (120,116,675,350)

17. El Paso (140)

18. Rendezvous (300)

19. Entrega (1,500)

GTN

(207)

Northwest

(162,113)

Northern

Border

(544,130)

Guardian

(750)

Northwest

(224)

WBI

(80)

ANR

(194,750,210,220,

107,143,168)

Millenium (700)

9

8

12

1

10

5

Northwest

(191)

Tuscarora

(96)

18

Horizon

(380)

2

7

NFS/DTI (150)

19

3

Trailblazer

(324)

6

11

16

Questar (272,102)

TETCO

(223)

Independence

(916)

4

14

TETCO

(250)

8

6

13

Columbia (172)

15

Cove Point

(445)

Kern River

(135,886)

Midwestern

(120)

Cheyenne

Plains (560,170)

Greenbrier (584)

17

East Tennessee (235)

East Tennessee (510)

East Tennessee (86)

Kern River (282)

Center

Point (113)

Southern Trails (120)

East Tennessee (170)

Transco (204,236,323)

Transwestern (150,375)

El Paso (502)

TETCO (197)

Trans

Union

(430)

Otay Mesa (110)

SCG Pipeline (190)

North

Baja

(500)

El Paso (230,320,620)

Petal (700,600)

Southern (336,330)

Discovery (150)

Trunkline (200)

Florida Gas (239,270)

Tennessee (400,200)

Dominion South (200)

San Patricio

(1,000)

Trunkline(1,500)

Calypso (832)

Golden Pass (2,000)

42.5 BCF/D Total

8,537 Miles

Gulfstream

(1,130)

Ocean Express

(842)

Cheniere Sabine (2,600)

Tennessee (320)

Cheniere Corpus Christi (2,600)

Vista del Sol (1,100)

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Office of Energy Projects

major electric transmission lines 2000 to present

Beacon

Rathdrum

Oxbow

Brownlee

Ontario

Caldwell

Paddock

New Haven Habor

Wempletown

Shoreham

Sayreville

Tap of Stuart/ W H Zimmer

Newbridge Road

Lamar

Holcomb

Spurlock

Fentress

Chamber Springs Road

Shawboro

Clarksville

Tenaska

Mt. Enterprise

Transmission Projects

Transmission Projects

345 kV

345 kV

230 kV

230 kV

DC

Major ElectricTransmission Lines2000 to Present

Since January 1, 2000, 11 interstate transmission lines have been built or are near completion totaling 461 miles.

Sources: NERC Summer and Winter Assessments, WECC Existing Generation and Significant Additions and Changes to System Facilities Reports and FERC’s Transmission Database

related proceedings
Related Proceedings
  • Transmission Investment Pricing Reform
    • RM06-04
    • NOPR issued November 18, 2005
    • Comments due January 11, 2006
      • 109 comments filed
    • Final rule due in one year (August 2006)
  • DOE’s National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor Study
    • NOI issued February 2, 2006
    • Conference held March 29, 2006
issues for electric transmission
Issues forElectric Transmission
  • Clear Regulatory Path
  • Contract Commitment
  • Pricing Incentives
  • Market Response - Timing
what will make this work
What Will MakeThis Work
  • FERC staff involvement as early as possible
  • Develop a pre-filing process
  • Start with two points and work the route
  • Voluntary agency enlistment
  • Rational Siting Process
    • One federal lead agency, one record for decisions, one avenue of appeal