16 U.S. Code § 824a–1 - Pooling

(a) State laws
The Commission may, on its own motion, and shall, on application of any person or governmental entity, after public notice and notice to the Governor of the affected State and after affording an opportunity for public hearing, exempt electric utilities, in whole or in part, from any provision of State law, or from any State rule or regulation, which prohibits or prevents the voluntary coordination of electric utilities, including any agreement for central dispatch, if the Commission determines that such voluntary coordination is designed to obtain economical utilization of facilities and resources in any area. No such exemption may be granted if the Commission finds that such provision of State law, or rule or regulation—
(1) is required by any authority of Federal law, or
(2) is designed to protect public health, safety, or welfare, or the environment or conserve energy or is designed to mitigate the effects of emergencies resulting from fuel shortages.
(b) Pooling study
(1) The Commission, in consultation with the reliability councils established under section 202(a) of the Federal Power Act [16 U.S.C. 824a], the Secretary, and the electric utility industry shall study the opportunities for—
(A) conservation of energy,
(B) optimization in the efficiency of use of facilities and resources, and
(C) increased reliability,
through pooling arrangements. Not later than 18 months after November 9, 1978, the Commission shall submit a report containing the results of such study to the President and the Congress.
(2) The Commission may recommend to electric utilities that such utilities should voluntarily enter into negotiations where the opportunities referred to in paragraph (1) exist. The Commission shall report annually to the President and the Congress regarding any such recommendations and subsequent actions taken by electric utilities, by the Commission, and by the Secretary under this Act, the Federal Power Act [16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.], and any other provision of law. Such annual reports shall be included in the Commission’s annual report required under the Department of Energy Organization Act [42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.].

Source

(Pub. L. 95–617, title II, § 205,Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3140.)
References in Text

This Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), means Pub. L. 95–617, Nov. 9, 1978, 92 Stat. 3117, known as the “Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978”. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2601 of this title and Tables.
The Federal Power Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is act June 10, 1920, ch. 285, 41 Stat. 1063, as amended, which is classified generally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 791a of this title and Tables.
The Department of Energy Organization Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(2), is Pub. L. 95–91, Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 565, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 84 (§ 7101 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7101 of Title 42 and Tables.
Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, and not as part of the Federal Power Act which generally comprises this chapter.
Definitions

For definitions of terms used in this section, see section 2602 of this title.

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18 CFR - Conservation of Power and Water Resources

18 CFR Part 1b - RULES RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS

18 CFR Part 1c - PROHIBITION OF ENERGY MARKET MANIPULATION

18 CFR Part 2 - GENERAL POLICY AND INTERPRETATIONS

18 CFR Part 3 - [Reserved]

18 CFR Part 5 - INTEGRATED LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS

18 CFR Part 8 - RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DEVELOPMENT AT LICENSED PROJECTS

18 CFR Part 11 - ANNUAL CHARGES UNDER PART I OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

18 CFR Part 12 - SAFETY OF WATER POWER PROJECTS AND PROJECT WORKS

18 CFR Part 16 - PROCEDURES RELATING TO TAKEOVER AND RELICENSING OF LICENSED PROJECTS

18 CFR Part 24 - DECLARATION OF INTENTION

18 CFR Part 32 - INTERCONNECTION OF FACILITIES

18 CFR Part 33 - APPLICATIONS UNDER FEDERAL POWER ACT SECTION 203

18 CFR Part 34 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES OR THE ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITIES

18 CFR Part 35 - FILING OF RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 36 - RULES CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSMISSION SERVICES UNDER SECTION 211 OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

18 CFR Part 37 - OPEN ACCESS SAME-TIME INFORMATION SYSTEMS

18 CFR Part 41 - ACCOUNTS, RECORDS, MEMORANDA AND DISPOSITION OF CONTESTED AUDIT FINDINGS AND PROPOSED REMEDIES

18 CFR Part 42 - LONG-TERM FIRM TRANSMISSION RIGHTS IN ORGANIZED ELECTRICITY MARKETS

18 CFR Part 45 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO HOLD INTERLOCKING POSITIONS

18 CFR Part 46 - PUBLIC UTILITY FILING REQUIREMENTS AND FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS HOLDING INTERLOCKING POSITIONS

18 CFR Part 101 - UNIFORM SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS PRESCRIBED FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES AND LICENSEES SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

18 CFR Part 131 - FORMS

18 CFR Part 141 - STATEMENTS AND REPORTS (SCHEDULES)

18 CFR Part 154 - RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 225 - PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES

18 CFR Part 260 - STATEMENTS AND REPORTS (SCHEDULES)

18 CFR Part 290 - COLLECTION OF COST OF SERVICE INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 133 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978

18 CFR Part 292 - REGULATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 201 AND 210 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978 WITH REGARD TO SMALL POWER PRODUCTION AND COGENERATION

18 CFR Part 294 - PROCEDURES FOR SHORTAGES OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AND CAPACITY UNDER SECTION 206 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978

18 CFR Part 358 - STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

18 CFR Part 375 - THE COMMISSION

18 CFR Part 381 - FEES

18 CFR Part 382 - ANNUAL CHARGES

18 CFR Part 385 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

18 CFR Part 390 - ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

 

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