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Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for June 2020

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's June 18, 2020 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on June 11, 2020. Due to COVID-19 and measures undertaken by government agencies to address the pandemic, all orders listed on the Sunshine Act Notice will be processed by notational voting. Agenda items E-6, E-7, E-9, E-10, E-18, E-23, E-24, E-25, and C-8 have not been summarized due to omission from the agenda.

In this issue…

  • Electric Items
  • Gas Items
  • Hydro Items
  • Certificate Items

 

Electric

E-1 – ISO New England Inc. (Docket No. EL19-90-000). On October 17, 2019, the Commission issued an order instituting proceedings under section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) for ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE), PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM), and Southwest Power Pool (SPP). The respective investigations contemplate how the exemption for immediate need reliability projects permitted under Order No. 1000 is being implemented. Namely, the Commission identified the requirement to eliminate provisions in Commission-jurisdictional tariffs and agreements that establish a federal right of first refusal for an incumbent transmission developer with respect to transmission facilities selected in a regional transmission plan for purposes of cost allocation. In the order, the Commission expressed concern that ISO-NE, PJM, and SPP are implementing the exemption in a manner that contravenes the intent of Order No. 1000 and may be unjust and unreasonable, unduly preferential and discriminatory. A number of stakeholders, including utilities within the service areas of the aforementioned RTOs and ISOs, filed motions to intervene and comments. On December 27, 2019, ISO-NE submitted a response to the October 17 order, clarifying certain aspects of its transmission planning process, including immediate need reliability projects deemed significant on a time-sensitive basis. On February 11, 2020, ISO-NE submitted an answer to comments raised by other parties following its December 27 response, affirming that the time-sensitive need exemption existing in its Tariff is necessary to protect reliability and therefore should be retained. Additionally, ISO-NE states that incorporating a competitive transmission solicitation process to those projects may add 12 to 24 months to the process, which would adversely affect the time-sensitive nature of such facilities. Agenda item E-1 may be an order on ISO-NE's exemption for immediate need reliability transmission projects.

E-2 – PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (Docket No. EL19-91-000). On October 17, 2019, the Commission issued an order instituting proceedings under section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) for ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE), PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM), and Southwest Power Pool (SPP). The respective investigations contemplate how the exemption for immediate need reliability projects permitted under Order No. 1000 is being implemented. Namely, the Commission identified the requirement to eliminate provisions in Commission-jurisdictional tariffs and agreements that establish a federal right of first refusal for an incumbent transmission developer with respect to transmission facilities selected in a regional transmission plan for purposes of cost allocation. In the order, the Commission expressed concern that ISO-NE, PJM, and SPP are implementing the exemption in a manner that contravenes the intent of Order No. 1000 and may be unjust and unreasonable, unduly preferential and discriminatory. A number of stakeholders, including utilities within the service areas of the aforementioned RTOs and ISOs, filed motions to intervene and comments. On December 27, 2019, PJM filed a response to the October 17 order, furnishing information on certain immediate need transmission projects including technical specifications. On February 26, 2020, PJM submitted an answer to comments raised by other parties following its December 27 response, asserting that it does not support substituting the immediate need exemption with case-by-case determinations as decided by the Commission. PJM also states that the Commission has issued orders responsive to Order No. 1000 which have recognized the need for a balanced approach between holding a competitive solicitation process where feasible with ensuring that the requirements do not hinder the transmission provider's ability to meet short-term, immediate reliability needs. Agenda item E-2 may be an order relating to PJM's exemption for immediate need reliability transmission projects.

E-3 – Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (Docket No. EL19-92-000). On October 17, 2019, the Commission issued an order instituting proceedings under section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) for ISO New England Inc. (ISO-NE), PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM), and Southwest Power Pool (SPP). The respective investigations contemplate how the exemption for immediate need reliability projects permitted under Order No. 1000 is being implemented. Namely, the Commission identified the requirement to eliminate provisions in Commission-jurisdictional tariffs and agreements that establish a federal right of first refusal for an incumbent transmission developer with respect to transmission facilities selected in a regional transmission plan for purposes of cost allocation. In the order, the Commission expressed concern that ISO-NE, PJM, and SPP are implementing the exemption in a manner that contravenes the intent of Order No. 1000 and may be unjust and unreasonable, unduly preferential and discriminatory. A number of stakeholders, including utilities within the service areas of the aforementioned RTOs and ISOs, filed motions to intervene and comments. On December 27, 2019, SPP submitted a response to the October 17 order, explaining how immediate need reliability projects are designated as well as the relevant Tariff provisions governing the integration of such projects in the transmission queue. Agenda item E-3 may be an order on SPP's exemption for immediate need reliability transmission projects.

E-4 – Filing Requirements for Electric Utility Service Agreements (Docket No. RM01-8-000); Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the Federal Power Act (Docket No. RM10-12-000); Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process (Docket No. RM12-3-000); Electric Quarterly Reports (Docket No. ER02-2001-000). On July 26, 2001, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements. In the NOPR, the Commission proposed that each public utility under FPA jurisdiction would no longer file certain service agreements for market-based sales of electric energy among other related filings, and in lieu, file electronically an Index of Customers that contains a summary of the contractual terms and conditions in its service agreements for all jurisdictional services. On December 20, 2001, the Commission issued an Order Seeking Comments on Proposed Data Sets—as a further proceeding, expanding on the NOPR—in order to define the data elements included in the eventual Index of Customers filings. On April 25, 2002, the Commission issued a Final Rule amending the filing requirements for public utilities under the FPA. Notably, public utilities may file standard forms of service agreements for Commission approval for all cost-based transmission and power sales services they offer and will file agreements for such services provided that do not conform to an applicable agreement. On May 31, 2002, the Commission issued an order providing an interim instruction manual to public utilities for the electronic filing of electric Quarterly Reports from that point forward. Following a lengthy period of implementation of the new rules, the Commission issued a NOPR on June 21, 2012 regarding revisions to the Electrical Quarterly Report (EQR) filing process. In the June 21 NOPR, the Commission proposed two new options to file EQRs electronically for ease of use and to avoid a burdensome download of software in order to file. On November 15, 2012, the Commission issued a Final Rule adopting the web-based approach to filing EQRs and discontinuing the use of Commission-distributed software. On the same day, the Commission launched an inquiry to improve natural gas market price transparency, assessing whether to require quarterly reporting of jurisdictional next-day and next-month transactions under the Natural Gas Act (NGA). The Commission seeks to deter market manipulation by enhancing transparency and the deployment of new options to file EQRs may enable market participants to make more informed decisions. On September 22, 2016, the Commission issued a notice seeking comments on proposed revisions and clarifications to the EQR reporting requirements, including potentially requiring transmission providers to report ancillary services transaction data among other proposals aimed to improve the data contained within EQR filings. Agenda item E-4 may be an order on further changes to EQR filing requirements made by public electric utilities.

E-5 – Potential Enhancements to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards (Docket No. RM20-12-000). Agenda item E-5 may initiate a new rulemaking proceeding relating to Potential Enhancements to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards.

E-6 – Omitted

E-7 – Omitted

E-8 – ISO New England Inc. (Docket No. ER19-1428-003). Agenda item E-8 may initiate a new sub-docket in the existing proceeding relating to ISO-NE's potential implementation of an inventoried energy program for the winters of 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 (the Capacity Commitment Periods associated with the 14th and 15th Forward Capacity Auctions). The proposed program would provide incremental compensation to resources that maintain inventoried energy during cold periods when winter energy security is most stressed. On May 8, 2019, Commission staff issued a letter to ISO-NE informing ISO-NE that its filing was deficient and seeking additional information. On June 6, 2019, ISO-NE submitted its response to that letter. Pursuant to section 205 of the FPA, in the absence of Commission action on or before August 5, 2019, ISO-NE's proposal, as amended, became effective by operation of law—the Commission did not act affirmatively on the filing because of a lack of quorum at the time. A number of stakeholders filed respective requests for rehearing of the August 6 Notice of Filing Taking Effect by Operation of Law. On October 7, 2019, the requests for rehearing were denied by operation of law. On October 30, 2019, a number of stakeholders filed a Petition for Review of the August 6 Notice at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit under Case No. 19-1224.

E-9 – Omitted

E-10 – Omitted

E-11 – Entergy Services, Inc. (Docket Nos. ER11-3658-001, ER12-1920-001, ER13-1595-001, ER14-2085-001). On May 30, 2014, Entergy Services, Inc. (ESI) submitted the eighth annual filing implementing the bandwidth formula containing the calculation of production costs for each of the Entergy Operating Companies pursuant to the Commission's directives in Opinion Nos. 480 and 480-A. On December 18, 2014, the Commission issued an order accepting ESI's proposed rates, subject to refund, and established hearing and settlement judge procedures to facilitate resolution of the outstanding material issues with regard to prior bandwidth proceedings. On January 26, 2015, the Chief Judge issued an order terminating Settlement Judge procedures, designating a presiding Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and establishing the procedural time standards. Following a lengthy hearing, on July 28, 2016, the ALJ issued the Initial Decision, finding that a certain sale/leaseback accumulated deferred income taxes (ADIT) should be considered a financing transaction and not included in the bandwidth calculation. On March 15, 2018, the Commission issued Opinion No. 560, an order affirming the Initial Decision made by the ALJ. On May 18, 2020, ESI filed a request for rehearing of Opinion No. 560, alleging that the Commission has employed a new standard for determining whether ADIT is includable for cost-of-service purposes in the bandwidth calculation and is ostensibly unbounded by any limiting principle or methodology. Agenda item E-11 may be an order on ESI's request for rehearing.

E-12 – Commonwealth Edison Company (Docket No. ER18-899-002); Delmarva Power & Light Company (Docket No. ER18-903-002); Atlantic City Electric Company (Docket No. ER18-904-002); Potomac Electric Power Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (Docket No. ER19-905-002). On February 23, 2018, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) Delmarva Power & Light Company (Delmarva), Atlantic City Electric Company (ACE) and Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) (together, Exelon Companies), submitted separate but nearly identical filings pursuant to section 205 of the FPA. Exelon Companies submitted proposed revisions to the PJM Tariff in order to provide for rate treatment of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) 109 deferred tax adjustments and prompt rate benefits to customers of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Namely, Exelon Companies proposed to modify provisions in the Tariff to specify the timing for recovery or passback of various accrued tax liabilities and assets to ratepayers, estimated at approximately $17 million per year or a 2.29 percent reduction in transmission rates. On September 7, 2018, the Commission issued an order rejecting the proposed Tariff revisions, provided guidance, and provided a limited compliance period thereafter. In the September 7 order, the Commission stated that, consistent with Order No. 144, FAS 109 recovery for ADIT excesses and deficiencies should be addressed in the next rate case. The Commission also announced a limited period in which public utilities may file to recover past ADIT if the utility did not file a rate case subsequent to the issuance of Order No. 144. On October 9, 2018, Exelon Companies filed a request for rehearing of the September 7 order, alleging that the Commission erroneously declared that the Exelon Companies waited too long to seek rate recovery and are barred from doing so now. Agenda item E-12 may be an order on the request for rehearing as brought forward by Exelon Companies.

E-13 – Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (Docket Nos. ER19-1823-002, ER19-1960-001, ER19-1960-002). On May 22, 2019, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) submitted a compliance filing pursuant to directives furnished by the Commission in Order Nos. 845 and 845-A. Namely, MISO seeks approval of independent entity variations regarding the Interconnection Customer's Option to Build and Interconnection Study Metric Reporting Requirements. MISO requests independent entity variations regarding the following Order No. 845 directives: Option to Build; Dispute Resolution; Interconnection Study Deadlines & Reporting; Interconnection Service Below Generating Facility Capacity; Provisional Interconnection Service; and Advanced Technologies. On December 20, 2019, the Commission issued an order accepting the MISO compliance filing and directing MISO to submit a further compliance filing within sixty days in order to provide a more detailed explanation of the studies to be conducted to determined whether the technological advancement request would constitute a material modification to its Generator Interconnection Procedures (GIP). On January 21, 2020, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) filed a request for rehearing of the December 20 order, asserting that the Commission acted capaciously and inconsistent with prior Commission policy. On February 19, 2020, MISO submitted its further compliance filing, expanding on the technological advancement request determination. Agenda item E-13 may be an order on AWEA's request for rehearing or MISO's most recent compliance filing.

E-14 – NorthWestern Corporation (Docket Nos. ER19-1943-002). On May 22, 2019, pursuant to Order Nos. 845 and 845-A and section 205 of the FPA, NorthWestern Corporation (NorthWestern) submitted a compliance filing to revise its Generator Interconnection Procedures and Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (Order No. 845 Compliance Filing). On June 13, 2019, the Commission issued a deficiency letter informing NorthWestern that its Order No. 845 Compliance Filing was deficient because it did not include in its tariff an expedited process for interconnection customers to use surplus interconnection service. On July 11, 2019, NorthWestern submitted a filing in response to the Commission's deficiency letter. On January 24, 2020, the Commission issued an order accepting NorthWestern's compliance filing and directing NorthWestern to submit a further compliance filing within sixty days in order to provide a more detailed explanation of the studies to be conducted to determined whether the technological advancement request would constitute a material modification to its GIP. On March 23, 2020, NorthWestern submitted a compliance filing pertaining to the technological advancement request determination. Agenda item E-14 may be an order on NorthWestern's second compliance filing.

E-15 – GridLiance High Plains LLC (Docket Nos. ER20-1313-000, ER19-1357-000); Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (Docket No. ER18-2358-001) (consolidated). On March 16, 2020, GridLiance High Plains LLC (GridLiance) submitted its Annual Informational Filing of Rate Year 2020 Project Net Transmission Revenue Requirement and the Rate Year 2018 True-Up Adjustment. GridLiance furnished this information for its transmission facilities in the SPP Tariff and did not propose any revisions to its formula rate. Agenda item E-15 may be an order on GridLiance's annual informational filing.

E-16 – Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (Docket No. ER19-1954-001). On May 22, 2019, pursuant to Order Nos. 845 and 845-A and section 205 of the FPA, SPP submitted a compliance filing to revise its Large Generator Interconnection Procedures (LGIP) and Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA). On January 23, 2020, the Commission issued an order accepting SPP's compliance filing and directing SPP to submit a further compliance filing within sixty days in order to provide a more detailed explanation of the studies to be conducted to determined whether the technological advancement request would constitute a material modification to its LGIP and LGIA. On March 24, 2020, SPP submitted a compliance filing including the thresholds that SPP will use as part of its method to identify Contingent Facilities in the LGIP. Agenda item E-16 may be an order on SPP's most recent compliance filing.

E-17 – California Independent System Operator Corporation (Docket No. ER19-2347-001). On September 30, 2019, the Commission issued an order accepting in part and rejecting in part, open access transmission tariff revisions filed by the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) intended to facilitate participation of fast ramping hydroelectric resources in the western energy imbalance market by modifying the local market power mitigation process and cost-based bids used for such resources (September Order). On October 30, 2019, CAISO submitted a request for rehearing, or in the alternative clarification of the September Order. Agenda item E-17 may be an order on CAISO's request for rehearing or clarification.

E-18 – Omitted

E-19 – Anbaric Development Partners, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (Docket No. EL20-10-000). On November 18, 2019, pursuant to sections 206 and 306 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), Anbaric Development Partners, LLC (Anbaric) filed a complaint against PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) alleging, inter alia, that the transmission interconnection procedures in Sections 36.1.03 and 232 of the PJM Open Access Transmission Tariff deny meaningful interconnection service to certain merchant transmission projects. Anbaric's complaint alleges that such denial is unjust, unreasonable and unduly discriminatory and preferential, and should be unlawful under the FPA. Agenda item E-19 may be an order on Anbaric's complaint.

E-20 – Harbor Cogeneration Company, LLC v. Southern California Edison Company (Docket No. EL19-82-001). On June 24, 2019, pursuant to sections 206, 306, and 309 of the FPA, Harbor Generation Company, LLC (Harbor) filed a complaint and motion for summary disposition against Southern California Edison (SCE), alleging that SCE had assessed and collected charges related to network facilities beginning June 10, 1999 and continuing through December 21, 2018 that violated provisions of the SCE Transmission Owner Tariff. On October 24, 2019, the Commission issued an order denying Harbor's complaint (October Order). On November 25, 2019, Harbor filed a request for rehearing of the October Order. Agenda item E-20 may be an order on Harbor's request for rehearing of the October Order.

E-21 – National Railroad Passenger Corporation v. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (Docket No. EL19-78-000). On May 30, 2019, pursuant to sections 206, 306, and 309 of the FPA, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) filed a complaint against PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and PJM, alleging that the rates that Amtrak is charged for transmission service are unjust, unreasonable, unduly discriminatory, and in violation of the FPA. Agenda item E-21 may be an order on Amtrak's complaint.

E-22 – LS Power Grid California, LLC (Docket No. EL20-29-000). On March 4, 2020, pursuant to section 219 of the FPA, LS Power Grid California, LLC (LSPGC) filed a petition for declaratory order seeking Commission authorization of specific rate incentives and treatments relating to LSPGC's Gates 500 kV Dynamic Reactive Support Project and Round Mountain 500 kV Area Dynamic Reactive Support Project. Agenda item E-22 may be an order on LSPGC's petition for declaratory order.

E-23 – Omitted

E-24 – Omitted

E-25 – Omitted

E-26 – Electric Energy, Inc. (Docket No. ER19-1931-001). On July 25, 2019, in response to a June 13, 2019 deficiency letter, Electric Energy, Inc. (EEI) submitted an amended compliance filing to comply with Commission Order Nos. 845 and 845-A. EEI's filing included additional tariff sheets for inclusion in EEI's open access transmission tariff. Agenda item E-26 may be an order on EEI's compliance filing.

E-27 – Tucson Electric Power Company (Docket No. ER19-1934-003). On May 22, 2019, and as later amended on July 12, 2019, Tucson Electric Power Company (Tucson) submitted proposed revisions to its open access transmission tariff in compliance with Order Nos. 845 and 845-A. On January 24, 2020 the Commission issued an order accepting Tucson's compliance filing and directed Tucson to submit further compliance within 60 days (January Tucson Order). On March 24, 2020, Tucson submitted an additional compliance filing in response to the January Tucson Order. Agenda item E-27 may be an order on Tucson's March compliance filing.

E-28 – UNS Electric, Inc. (Docket No. ER19-1935-002). On May 22, 2019, and as later amended on July 12, 2019, UNS Electric, Inc. (UNS) submitted proposed revisions to its open access transmission tariff in compliance with Order Nos. 845 and 845-A. On January 24, 2020 the Commission issued an order accepting UNS' compliance filing and directed UNS to submit further compliance within 60 days (January UNS Order). On March 24, 2020, UNS submitted an additional compliance filing in response to the January UNS Order. Agenda item E-28 may be an order on UNS's March compliance filing.

 

Gas

G-1 – Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index (Docket No. RM20-14-000). In accordance with Order No. 561, it is expected the Commission will institute a Notice of Inquiry initiating its five-year review to establish the oil pipeline index level for the period beginning July 1, 2021. Agenda item G-1 may be the issuance of a Notice of Inquiry initiating the Commission's five-year review of the oil pipeline index.

G-2 – Alliance Pipeline L.P. (Docket No. AC19-95-000). On April 11, 2019, Alliance Pipeline L.P. (Alliance) submitted a filing to request approval of the accounting entries with respect to its deferred tax balances and income taxes. Agenda item G-2 may be an order regarding Alliance's accounting filing.

G-3 – Betelgeuse Energy, LLC v. El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (Docket No. RP20-521-000). On February 13, 2020, pursuant to rule 206 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, Betelgeuse Energy, LLC (Betelgeuse) filed a complaint against El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. (El Paso), claiming El Paso unlawfully rejected submitted bids in two open seasons held by El Paso. Agenda item G-3 may be an order regarding Betelgeuse's complaint.

G-4 – Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP and Southwest Gas Storage Company (Docket Nos. RP19-1523-003, RP19-1523-000, RP19-78-005, RP19-78-001, RP19-78-000, RP19-257-007, RP19-257-005). By order dated January 16, 2019, the Commission instituted a proceeding under section 5 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to investigate whether the rates currently charged by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Line Company (Panhandle) are just and reasonable. Relatedly, Panhandle filed a NGA section 4 general rate case in Docket No. RP 19-1523-000. The Commission set both matters for hearing and settlement proceedings. On April 15, 2020, Panhandle filed a motion to terminate the NGA section 5 proceeding, asserting such termination is appropriate due to the March 1, 2020 effectiveness of the rates filed by Panhandle in its NGA section 4 general rate case. Agenda item G-4 may be an order regarding Panhandle's motion.

 

Hydro

H-1 – Merced Irrigation District (Docket Nos. P-2467-020; P-2179-043). On May 22, 2019, Merced Irrigation District (Merced ID) requested that the Commission, inter alia, find that the California State Water Resources Control Board's (State Water Board) failure to approve Merced ID's request for Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 water quality certifications (401 WQCs) for Merced ID's relicensing of its Merced Falls Project No. 2467 (Merced Falls Project) and Merced River Project No. 2179 (Merced River Project) within a period of time greater than one year resulted in waiver of the State Water Board's right to issue 401 WQCs for the Merced Falls and Merced River Projects (May 22nd Request). Merced ID's May 22nd Request also asked the Commission to confirm that Merced ID's applications for new licenses for the Merced Falls and Merced River Projects remain in good standing, notwithstanding the absence of an active 401 WQC application. Agenda item H-1 may be an order on Merced ID's May 22nd Request.

H-2 – South Feather Water and Power Agency (Docket No. P-2088-068). On December 12, 2019, South Feather Water and Power Agency (South Feather) submitted a letter requesting a Commission determination that the California State Water Resources Control Board waived its authority to issue a certification for the South Feather Power Project No. 2088 under CWA Section 401. Relicensing of the South Feather Power Project No. 2088 remains pending in Docket No. P-2088-068. Agenda item H-2 may be an order on South Feather's CWA Section 401 request.

H-3 – Idaho Power Company (Docket No. P-1971-129). On March 3, 2020, the Commission issued a notice denying late intervention (March Notice), that denied Pacific Rivers' intervention in a Commission proceeding on the Idaho Power Company's license application for the Hells Canyon Project No. 1971. On March 27, 2020, Pacific Rivers requested clarification or rehearing of the March Notice. Agenda item H-3 may be an order on Pacific Rivers' request for clarification or rehearing.

 

Certificates

C-1 – Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Docket No. CP19-512-000). On September 26, 2019, pursuant to section 7(c) of the NGA and part 157 of the Commission's rules and regulations, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) submitted for filing an Abbreviated Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and for Related Authorizations for its proposed Cameron Extension Project. The Cameron Extension Project involves construction of facilities in Louisiana that will allow Texas Eastern to provide up to 750,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service from points on Texas Eastern's system to a proposed interconnection with TransCameron Pipeline, LLC's East Lateral pipeline to supply a proposed liquefied natural gas facilities in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Agenda item C-1 may be an order regarding Texas Eastern's proposed Cameron Extension Project.

C-2 – Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC (Docket No. CP19-517-000). On September 30, 2019, pursuant to section 7(c) and 7(e) of the NGA and part 157 of the Commission's rules and regulations, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC (Gulf South) submitted for filing an Abbreviated Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and for Related Authorizations for its proposed Lamar Extension Project. The Lamar Extension Project will consist of (i) approximately 3.4 mile 20-inch diameter natural gas delivery lateral, (ii) a new delivery meter station, and (iii) a new compressor station with approximately 5,000 horsepower and other associated auxiliary appurtenant buildings and facilities, all located in Lamar and Forrest counties, Mississippi. The proposed Lamar County Expansion Project will provide up to 200,000 dekatherm per day of firm transportation service to Cooperative Entergy Texas, Inc.'s proposed 550 megawatt combined cycle gas turbine generation facility to be located in Lamar County, near Purvis, Mississippi. Agenda item C-2 may be an order regarding Gulf South's proposed Lamar Extension Project.

C-3 – PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC (Docket No. CP19-78-001). On January 19, 2018, the Commission issued an order granting PennEast pipeline Company, LLC (PennEast) a certificate of public convenience and necessity and related authorizations to construct the PennEast Pipeline Project. On February 1, 2019, PennEast filed an Application for Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity proposing four route modifications to the Pennsylvania portion of the PennEast Pipeline Project to address agency concerns, improve construction feasibility, or accommodate customer commitments. On March 19, 2020, the Commission issued its Order Amending Certificate. On April 20, 2020, Delaware Riverkeeper Network filed a request for rehearing of the March 19 order and a motion for stay. Agenda item C-3 may be an order regarding Delaware Riverkeeper Network's request for rehearing and motion to stay.

C-4 – New Fortress Energy LLC (Docket No. CP20-466-000). Public information regarding this docket is unknown at this time.

C-5 – Magnolia LNG LLC (Docket No. CP19-19-000). On April 15, 2016, the Commission granted authorization to Magnolia LNG LLC (Magnolia LNG) to site, construct, and operate facilities for liquefaction and export of liquefied natural gas at a facility near Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. On November 19, 2018, pursuant to section 3(a) of the NGA and Part 153 of the Commission's rules and regulations, Magnolia LNG submitted an application for limited amendment to the Commission's April 15, 2016 authorization. Specifically, Magnolia LNG requested that the Commission amend its authorization to increase the authorized total liquefied natural gas production capacity of the Magnolia LNG project from 8 million metric tons per annum (MTPA) to 8.8 MTPA. Agenda item C-5 may be an order regarding Magnolia LNG's application.

C-6 – Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Docket No. CP19-14-000). On November 6, 2018, pursuant to sections 7(c) of the NGA and parts 157 and 284 of the Commission's rules and regulations, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley) submitted for filing an Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and for Related Authorizations for its proposed Southgate Project. The Southgate Project involves the construction of a new natural gas pipeline system including approximately 73 miles of pipe, one compressor station, associated valves, piping, and appurtenant facilities commencing near Chatham, Virginia and terminating at a delivery point with Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc. near Graham, North Carolina. Agenda item C-6 may be an order regarding Mountain Valley's proposed Southgate Project.

C-7 – ANR Pipeline Company (Docket No. CP20-8-000). On October 28, 2019, pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the NGA and parts 157 and 284 of the Commission's rules and regulations, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) submitted for filing an Abbreviated Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and for Related Authorizations for its proposed Grand Chenier XPress Project. The Grand Chenier XPress Project will provide open access firm transportation service on 400,000 dekatherms per day of capacity through the incremental expansion of ANR's existing pipeline system located in Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Cameron Parishes, Louisiana. Agenda item C-7 may be an order regarding ANR's proposed Grand Chenier XPress Project.

C-8 – Omitted

C-9 – Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (Docket No. CP20-16-000). On November 18, 2019, pursuant to section 7(c) of the NGA and part 157 of the Commission's rules and regulations, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) submitted for filing an Abbreviated Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and for Related Authorizations to implement Phase II and Phase III of its Wesbrook XPress Project. Phases II and III of the Wesbrook XPress Project will include the expansion and modification of the infrastructure at the existing Westbrook Compressor Station, including the addition of one new 15,900 horsepower Mars 100 compressor unit and appurtenances and the modification of the infrastructure at the existing Westbrook Metering and Regulating Station, both located in Cumberland County, Maine. Agenda item C-9 may be an order regarding PNGTS's proposed Phase II and Phase III of its Wesbrook XPress Project.

 

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