Docket No. EO-05-01: On December 20, 2005, the Secretary of Energy issued DOE Order No. 202-05-3, pursuant to section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.c. § 824a(c), ordering the operation of the Potomac River Generating Station (the Plant) owned by Mirant Potomac River, LLC (Mirant).
DOE has determined that the operation of the Plant under Option A pursuant to DOE's
January 4, 2006 instructions does not provide an adequate level of electric reliability to the Central D.C. area under current circumstances. Operation pursuant to the ACO, in particular under the Model Evaluation Study, is necessary in order for Mirant to comply with the Secretary's December 20, 2005 Order, and to assure an adequate level of electric reliability under the circumstances.