Eastern Interconnection Grid Planning Authorities Issue Request for Proposals on Gas-Electric Study

Eastern Interconnection Grid Planning Authorities Issue Request for Proposals
                            on Gas-Electric Study

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The participating planning
authorities of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative: ISO New
England, New York ISO, Ontario's Independent Electric System Operator,
Midcontinent ISO, PJM Interconnection, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, are
issuing a request for proposals to conduct a Gas-Electric System Interface
Study covering their combined footprints.

A major initiative, the Gas-Electric System Interface Study will analyze the
natural gas infrastructure serving a large portion of the Eastern
Interconnection. The study will be funded under an existing U.S. Department of
Energy grant.

The study, which is to be completed by mid-2015, will develop a baseline of
the electric and natural gas systems, including their planning, operation and
interactions. In addition, the study will look at the adequacy of the gas
system to satisfy generation needs over five and 10-year horizons; identify
contingencies on the gas and electric systems that could negatively affect the
other; and examine the pros and cons of dual-fuel capability for generation
versus expanding gas system infrastructure.

The intent to bid notice from interested bidders is due Aug. 9, 2013, and
their proposals are due Aug. 30, 2013. Additional instructions and documents
are available at: http://www.eipconline.com/RFP_for_Study.html

The study results will help improve gas/electric coordination to ensure
electric system reliability.

About the EIPC

Formed under an agreement by over two dozen electric system planning
authorities from 40 states in the eastern United States and six provinces in
eastern Canada, the EIPC is focused on a "bottom-up" approach, starting with a
roll-up of the existing grid expansion plans of electric system planning
authorities in the Eastern Interconnection.

The EIPC membership includes Alcoa Power Generating, Inc.; American
Transmission Company LLC; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Electric Energy
Incorporated; E.ON U.S. LLC , on behalf on its operating companies Louisville
Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company; Entergy Services, Inc.
on behalf of the Entergy Corporation Utility Operating Companies; Florida
Power & Light Company; Georgia Transmission Corporation (An Electric
Membership Corporation); Independent Electricity System Operator ("IESO");
International Transmission Company; ISO New England, Inc.; JEA; Mid-Continent
Area Power Pool, by and through its agent, MAPPCOR; Midcontinent Independent
System Operator, Inc.; Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia; New York
Independent System Operator, Inc.; PJM Interconnection; PowerSouth Energy
Cooperative; Duke Progress Energy; Duke Energy Florida, Inc.; South Carolina
Electric & Gas Company; South Carolina Public Service Authority; Southern
Company Services Inc., as agent for Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power
Company, Gulf Power Company, and Mississippi Power Company; Southwest Power
Pool, Inc.; and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

For more information, visit eipconline.com

SOURCE Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative

Website: http://eipconline.com
Contact: David Whiteley, d.a.whiteley@att.net, 314-753-6200
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