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Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)).
On April 6, 2006 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued Order No. EA-306, which authorized MAG E.S. to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a five-year term as a power marketer using existing international transmission facilities. That Order will expire on April 6, 2011. On December 1, 2010, MAG E.S. filed an application with DOE for renewal of the export authority contained in Order No. EA-306 for an additional five-year term.
The electric energy that MAG E.S. proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by MAG E.S. have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties.
Comments on the MAG E.S. application to export electric energy to Canada should be clearly marked with Docket No. EA-306-A. Additional copies (one each) are to be filed directly with Martin Gauthier, Director, MAG Energy Solutions, Inc., 1010 Sherbrooke Quest, Suite 800, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2R7;
Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at