[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Pages 68768-68769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27962]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM10-12-000]

Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of the 
Federal Power Act; Notice of Technical Conference

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff will hold a one-day 
conference on Order No. 768.\1\ The conference will be held on December 
12, 2012, in the Commission Meeting Room at 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.

    \1\ Electricity Market Transparency Provisions of Section 220 of 
the Federal Power Act, Order No. 768, 77 FR 61896 (Oct. 11, 2012), 
FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,336 (2012). The Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) has yet to act upon the information collection 
requirements adopted in Order No. 768.

    There will be a morning session and an afternoon session. The 
public may attend. The conference will principally address satisfying 
the Electric Quarterly Reports (EQRs) reporting requirements. The 
conference will not address the merits of issues raised on rehearing of 
Order No. 768. Advance registration is not required but is encouraged. 
Please register at https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/registration/eqr-12-12-12-form.asp.
    The morning session will begin at 9:00 a.m. (EST) and is intended 
for new EQR filers who are not currently filing EQR reports. However, 
anyone may attend. FERC staff will provide introductory and background 
information about the EQR, including data fields that existed prior to 
Order No. 768. These data fields include information on seller names, 
customer names, contract data, transaction data, product type, 
quantity, and rate, among others.
    The afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EST). This session 
is intended for all EQR filers, including new filers, and will focus on 
refinements to the existing filing requirements as set forth in Order 
No. 768, including the new data fields. The requirements for these data 
fields will include (1) reporting the trade date and type of rate; (2) 
identifying the exchange used for a sales transaction, if applicable; 
(3) reporting whether a broker was used to consummate a transaction; 
(4) reporting electronic tag ID data; and (5) reporting standardized 
prices and quantities for energy, capacity, and booked out power 
transactions, among others.
    A free webcast of the conference will be available through 
www.ferc.gov. Anyone with Internet access interested in viewing this 
conference 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. Capitol Connection provides technical support for the 
webcasts and offers the option of listening to the conferences via 
phone-bridge for a fee. If you need technical support, please visit 
www.CapitolConnections.org or call (703) 993-3100.
    Commission staff encourages participants to email questions in 
advance to eqr@ferc.gov. When emailing questions, please include ``EQR 
Conference'' in the subject line.
    The conference will be transcribed and the transcript placed in the 
record in Docket No. RM 10-12.
    FERC conferences and meetings 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 (866) 
208-3372 (voice) or 202-502-8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202-208-2106 
with the required accommodations.
    For more information on this conference, please contact Sarah 
McKinley at sarah.mckinley@ferc.gov or (202) 502-8004 or Connie 
Caldwell at

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connie.caldwell@ferc.gov or (202) 502-6055.

    Dated: November 9, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,

Agenda for the EQR Conference


(December 12, 2012)
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Greeting and Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Presentation on EQR, including Pre-Order No. 768 
Data Fields
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Presentation on Order No. 768, including New Data 
4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

[FR Doc. 2012-27962 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]