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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Michigan's Wolverine Power (electric coops in the northcountry) want
to be able to export electricity to Canada....

[Federal Register: July 26, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 144)]
[Page 48887]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[Docket Nos. EA-271]

Application To Export Electric Energy; Wolverine Power Supply
Cooperative, Inc.

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.
ACTION: Notice of application.


SUMMARY: Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc. (Wolverine) has
applied to export electric energy from the United States to Canada for
a period of five years, pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power

DATES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene must be submitted on
or before August 26, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Comments, protests or requests to intervene should be
addressed as follows: Office of Coal & Power Import/Export (FE-27),
Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence
Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0350 (FAX 202-287-5736).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Xavier Puslowski (Program Office) 202-
586-4708 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202-586-2793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United
States to a foreign country are regulated and require authorization
under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) (16 U.S.C.
     On June 28, 2002, Wolverine applied to the Department of Energy
(DOE) for authority to export electric energy from the United States to
Canada. Wolverine is a Michigan generation and transmission electric
cooperative providing wholesale service to its five member
cooperatives: Cherryland Electric Cooperative, Great Lakes Energy
Cooperative, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, Homeworks Tri-County
Electric Cooperative and Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative, Inc.
These five member cooperatives resell Wolverine power at retail to end-
use customers located within northern and western portions of
Michigan's lower peninsula. Electric energy delivered by Wolverine to
Canada will originate either inside or outside of Wolverine's system
depending upon existing market conditions at the time of each sale. Any
electric power Wolverine would export to Canada would be in excess of
any native load commitments and firm power contracts it has with its
member system cooperatives.
     In FE Docket No. EA-271, Wolverine proposes to export electric
energy to Canada and to arrange for the delivery of those exports to
Canada over the international transmission facilities owned by Basin
Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Citizens
Utilities, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, International
Transmission Co., Joint Owners of the Highgate Project, Long Sault,
Inc., Maine Electric Power Company, Maine Public Service Company,
Minnesota Power, Inc., Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., New York Power
Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Northern States Power Company
and Vermont Electric Transmission Company.
     The construction of each of the international transmission
facilities to be utilized by Wolverine has previously been authorized
by a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as

Procedural Matters

     Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding or to be
heard by filing comments or protests to this application should file a
petition to intervene, comment or protest at the address provided above
in accordance with Secs. 385.211 or 385.214 of the FERC's Rules of
Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Fifteen copies of
each petition and protest should be filed with the DOE on or before the
date listed above.
     Comments on the Wolverine application to export electric energy to
Canada should be clearly marked with Docket EA-271. Additional copies
are to be filed directly with Stephen J. Videto, General Counsel,
Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 229, 10125 W.
Watergate Road, Cadillac, MI 49601.
     A final decision will be made on this application after the
environmental impact has been evaluated pursuant to the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and a determination is made by the
DOE that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the
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 or by
accessing the Fossil Energy home page at <A 
HREF="http://www.fe.doe.gov";>http://www.fe.doe.gov</A>. Upon
reaching the Fossil Energy Home page, select ``Regulatory'' Programs,''
then ``Electricity Regulation,'' and then ``Pending Proceedings'' from
the options menus.

     Issued in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2002.
Ellen Russell,
Acting Deputy Director, Electric Power Regulation, Office of Coal &
Power Import/Export, Office of Coal & Power Systems, Office of Fossil
[FR Doc. 02-18963 Filed 7-25-02; 8:45 am]

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