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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. EL12-100-000]

Benjamin Riggs v. Rhode Island Public Utility Commission; Notice of Complaint

Take notice that on August 22, 2012, pursuant to Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure and Rule 206 of the Federal Power Act, Benjamin Riggs (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against the Rhode Island Public Utility Commission (Respondent) alleging that the Respondent approved a 20-year Purchase Power Agreement between Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC and National Grid on August 16, 2010, as directed by the Rhode Island General Assembly; which appears to constitute a violation of the Federal Power Act, to include 16 U.S.C. 791 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 824, and the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

The Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for the Respondent as listed on the Commission's list of Corporate Officials.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent's answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent's answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the "eFiling" link at Persons unable to fileelectronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible on-line at, using the "eLibrary" link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an "eSubscription" link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date:5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 12, 2012.

Dated: August 28, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.