[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2012)]
[Page 24952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10063]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD12-13-000]

Staff Technical Conference on Geomagnetic Disturbances to the 
Bulk-Power System; Technical Conference Agenda

    As announced in the Notice of Technical Conference issued on April 
6, 2012, the Commission Staff will hold a technical conference on 
Monday, April 30, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discuss issues 
related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System as affected by 
geomagnetic disturbances. The conference will explore the risks and 
impacts from geomagnetically induced currents to transformers and other 
equipment on the Bulk-Power System, as well as, options for addressing 
or mitigating the risks and impacts. The agenda for this conference is 
attached. Commission members will participate in this conference. All 
interested persons are invited to attend.
    The Commission will be accepting written comments regarding the 
matters discussed at this technical conference. Any person or entity 
wishing to submit written comments regarding the matters discussed at 
the conference should submit such comments in Docket No. AD12-13-000, 
on or before May 21, 2012.
    Information on this event will be posted on the Calendar of Events 
on the Commission's Web site, www.ferc.gov, prior to the event. The 
conference will be transcribed. Transcripts will be available 
immediately for a fee from Ace Reporting Company (202-347-3700 or 1-
800-336-6646). A free webcast of this event is also available through 
www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access who desires to listen to this 
event can do so by navigating to www.ferc.gov's Calendar of Events and 
locating this event in the Calendar. The event will contain a link to 
the webcast. The Capitol Connection provides technical support for 
webcasts and offers the option of listening to the meeting via phone-
bridge for a fee. If you have any questions, visit 
www.CapitolConnection.org or call 703-993-3100.
    Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please 
send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1-866-208-
3372 (voice) or 202-208-8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202-208-2106 with 
the required accommodations.
    For more information about this conference, please contact: Sarah 
McKinley, Office of External Affairs, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8368, 

    Dated: April 20, 2012.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-10063 Filed 4-25-12; 8:45 am]