PSC 111.41(3) (3)Dates. The starting and ending dates of service.
PSC 111.41(4) (4)Path. The transmission path, if point-to-point service is being used.
PSC 111.41(5) (5)Status of request. The status of the request for transmission service.
PSC 111.41(6) (6)Size of reservation. The size of the transmission service reservation, in MW.
PSC 111.41(7) (7)Losses. Amount of incremental losses associated with transmission service, as determined by the transmission provider.
PSC 111.41 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
PSC 111.43 PSC 111.43 Data from transmission providers. Each transmission provider shall submit all of the following data, except that if the data have been previously filed with the commission, the transmission provider may identify the applicable filing instead of providing duplicate data:
PSC 111.43(1) (1)New high-voltage transmission lines. A complete description of each high-voltage transmission line that the transmission provider intends to own in whole or in part, on which construction is planned to commence within 7 years, including all of the following:
PSC 111.43(1)(a) (a) Endpoints of the line.
PSC 111.43(1)(b) (b) Proposed corridors.
PSC 111.43(1)(c) (c) Nominal operating voltage.
PSC 111.43(1)(d) (d) Nominal voltage of construction class.
PSC 111.43(1)(e) (e) Needed substation modifications.
PSC 111.43(1)(f) (f) Estimated cost.
PSC 111.43(2) (2)Plans for preserving transmission adequacy.
PSC 111.43(2)(a)(a) In this subsection, "long-term" study excludes all of the following:
PSC 111.43(2)(a)1. 1. Routine, commercial transfer capability and operations studies.
PSC 111.43(2)(a)2. 2. Customer-specific transmission studies.
PSC 111.43(2)(b) (b) The results and assumptions of each long-term study undertaken by transmission providers, jointly or individually, within the past 2 years or subsequent to the data filing for the last SEA, that examines future transmission transfer capabilities across boundaries of reliability council regions, subregions, or control areas or across the borders of Wisconsin. The results and assumptions of each long-term study about the effect of transmission system reinforcement on transfer capability shall be included in the data submitted under this paragraph.
PSC 111.43(2)(c) (c) A complete FERC Form 715 for each of the most recent 2 years available, and any documents or data cited on Form 715 that are not published by the Wisconsin commission.
PSC 111.43(2)(d) (d) The results and assumptions of each long-term, local load serving study the transmission provider used to establish the need for the high-voltage transmission lines described in sub. (1), including all discussions of project need and alternatives that may be part of the study.
PSC 111.43(3) (3)Power flow cases.
PSC 111.43(3)(a)(a) For each of the 7 years encompassing the SEA, the most recent power flow base case undertaken by the reliability council in which the transmission provider is located, for each of the following conditions:
PSC 111.43(3)(a)1. 1. Summer peak.
PSC 111.43(3)(a)2. 2. Winter peak.
PSC 111.43(3)(a)3. 3. Off-peak.
PSC 111.43(3)(b) (b) The base cases in par. (a) need only be submitted if the commission requests that they be filed.
PSC 111.43(4) (4)Use of the transmission system. If the transmission provider charges a tariffed amount for use of its transmission system, monthly data, for the 7-year period encompassing the SEA, on total transfer capability, available transfer capability and confirmed reservations for the use of the transmission system. Total transfer capability and available transfer capability shall be calculated in accordance with the provider's obligations, under 18 CFR Part 37, to calculate these values. Reservation data under this subsection shall concern only those reservations that are firm and of monthly duration or longer. Data shall include any transmission margins applied in the calculation of available transfer capability and any other use of the transmission system relevant to the calculation of monthly available transfer capability, including use by the transmission provider to meet existing commitments.
PSC 111.43 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00; CR 03-086: am. (1) (intro.), (3) (a) (intro.) and (4) Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
subch. VI of ch. PSC 111 Subchapter VI — CPCN Applications
PSC 111.51 PSC 111.51 CPCN applications for facilities – general.
PSC 111.51(1)(1) Commencement of construction. Construction on a facility may not commence until the commission issues a CPCN for the facility.
PSC 111.51(2) (2)Actions before filing a CPCN application. Before filing an engineering plan for a large electric generating facility or a detailed project plan for a high-voltage transmission line, as defined in s. 196.491 (3) (b), Stats., the applicant shall do all of the following:
PSC 111.51(2)(a) (a) Notify the department and the commission of its intent to apply for a CPCN.
PSC 111.51(2)(b) (b) Consult with commission staff, in cooperation with staff from the department, on the scope of the proposed project, the alternatives that must be considered in the application, and additional information that the commission may require as part of the CPCN application.
PSC 111.51(3) (3)Copies of the application. The applicant shall file 10 copies of its CPCN application. The applicant shall promptly provide additional copies as may be requested by the commission.
PSC 111.51(4) (4)Completeness determination and distribution of application.
PSC 111.51(4)(a)(a) The commission shall notify an applicant of whether its CPCN application is complete within 30 days of its filing. If the commission does not notify an applicant within 30 days then the application shall be considered complete. An applicant may supplement and refile an incomplete CPCN application.
PSC 111.51(4)(b)1.1. Within 10 days after a CPCN application has been filed, the commission shall send an electronic copy of the application to the clerk of each municipality and town in which the proposed facility is to be located and to the main public library in each county in which the proposed facility is to be located. A statement shall be included on the initial page of the electronic document explaining that this is an initial application, that it is likely to be changed, and that updates may be obtained from the applicant that filed the application or the commission's website (psc.wi.gov).
PSC 111.51(4)(b)2. 2. As soon as is practicable, but no more than 30 days after the commission has determined that a CPCN application is complete, the commission shall send an electronic copy of the complete application to the clerk of each municipality and town in which the proposed facility is to be located and to the main public library in each county in which the proposed facility is to be located.
PSC 111.51(4)(b)3. 3. The commission may fulfill subds. 1. and 2. by directing the applicant to send copies of the complete application to the locations identified in those subdivisions.
PSC 111.51 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00; CR 07-044: am. (2) (intro.) and (b), cr. (4) Register May 2008 No. 629, eff. 6-1-08; CR 13-101: am. (4) (b) 2. Register June 2014 No. 702, eff. 7-1-14.
PSC 111.53 PSC 111.53 CPCN applications for large electric generating facilities.
PSC 111.53(1) (1) Contents of a CPCN application. Except as provided in sub. (2), a CPCN application for a large electric generating facility is not complete until the applicant has filed all of the following information with the commission:
PSC 111.53(1)(a) (a) The operating characteristics of the proposed facility, including all of the following:
PSC 111.53(1)(a)1. 1. The number of generating units to be included in the facility.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)2. 2. A description of each generating unit, including type, size, and fuel.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)3. 3. The expected hours of operation and lifetime of the facility.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)4. 4. The names and addresses of owners and investors and the percent of ownership.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)5. 5. The fuel source and availability. If the facility uses fossil fuel, the fuel's heating value and chemical analysis, the type of transportation to be used, and the approximate capacity of on-site storage shall be provided.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)6. 6. The facility's estimated capacity factors, for each generating unit, and the basis for the estimates.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)7. 7. The estimated rate of discharge of pollutants for appropriate time intervals, as related to applicable regulatory standards.
PSC 111.53(1)(a)8. 8. The heat rates over the range of operating capacity for each generating unit.
PSC 111.53(1)(b) (b) The need for the proposed facility in terms of demand and energy.
PSC 111.53(1)(c) (c) The economic aspects of the proposed facility, including all of the following:
PSC 111.53(1)(c)1. 1. The estimated capital cost of the generating facility and all related facilities, broken down by major plant accounts. All cost escalation factors used in the estimate shall be identified.
PSC 111.53(1)(c)2. 2. The projected unit fuel cost, in cents per million Btu, both for the first year of operation and levelized in nominal terms over the life of the unit or facility. All cost escalation factors used in the estimate shall be identified.
PSC 111.53(1)(c)3. 3. The estimated annual production cost, calculated as operating, maintenance and fuel costs for the first year of operation and levelized in nominal terms over the life of the facility. All cost escalation factors used and other significant supporting data shall be included.
PSC 111.53(1)(c)4. 4. The estimated annual total cost, calculated as capital and production costs for the first year of operation, in mills per net kWh generated, and levelized in nominal terms over the life of the facility. All cost escalation factors used and other significant supporting data shall be included.
PSC 111.53(1)(c)5. 5. The estimated useful life of facility, based on depreciation rates established by the commission.
PSC 111.53(1)(d) (d) The alternative sources of supply considered, including information about all of the following alternatives:
PSC 111.53(1)(d)1. 1. Energy conservation and efficiency.
PSC 111.53(1)(d)2. 2. Any alternative whose energy source has a higher priority ranking under s. 1.12 (4) (b) to (d), Stats., than the fuel proposed to used for the facility.
PSC 111.53(1)(d)3. 3. For any facility that will use a combustible energy resource but not provide cogeneration, an explanation regarding why cogeneration is not feasible.
PSC 111.53(1)(d)4. 4. Purchased power.
PSC 111.53(1)(e) (e) A description of the alternatives considered, a description of the siting process, and a list of the factors considered in choosing and ranking the alternatives.
PSC 111.53(1)(em) (em) Information demonstrating how brownfields, as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (a), Stats., and interpreted by the commission, were considered as site alternatives.
PSC 111.53(1)(f) (f) Except as provided in sub. (2) (b), site-related information for each of two proposed power plant sites, including all of the following:
PSC 111.53(1)(f)1. 1. The regulatory approvals required for construction and operation of the facility.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)2. 2. The construction schedule and timeline, showing construction activities and permitting expectations from the beginning of construction to the in-service date.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)3. 3. The availability of transportation for fuel delivery and requirements for gas pipeline construction. If a certificate of authority under s. 196.49, Stats., is required to construct the gas pipeline, the location, termini, length in miles, size of pipe, and pressure.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)4. 4. Any required transmission line construction, agreements for use of the transmission system to deliver plant power, transmission losses, and effects on system reliability. If a certificate of authority under s. 196.49, Stats., is required to construct the transmission line, the location of termini, length in miles, and voltage for each transmission line.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)5. 5. Other auxiliary facilities, including fuel storage and water storage.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6. 6. Natural resources at each site, including all of the following:
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6.a. a. Air quality.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6.b. b. General soil associations.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6.c. c. Geology, noting active mines and quarries.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6.d. d. Water, including wetlands, rivers, streams and groundwater.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6.e. e. Vegetative cover, including wildlife habitat.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)6.f. f. Endangered, threatened, and special-concern species and communities.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7. 7. Community-related information, including all of the following:
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.a. a. Site history.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.b. b. Existing and proposed land uses at the sites.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.c. c. Local infrastructure, including sewer, water, police, and fire protection.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.d. d. Historical and archeological sites.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.e. e. Potential health impacts.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.f. f. Secondary impacts, including effects on revenue, jobs, and development.
PSC 111.53(1)(f)7.g. g. Visual and noise impact.
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