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Federal Power Act section 202(c) - Hurricane Rita, September 2005

On September 28, 2005, in response to “the massive devastation caused Hurricane Rita, which further exacerbated the dire condition caused by Hurricane Katrina”, a 202(c) emergency order was issued authorizing CenterPoint Energy to temporarily connect electricity lines to restore power to Entergy Gulf States, Inc., as well as electric cooperatives and municipal customers within the State of Texas. On September 30, 2005, also in response to Hurricane Rita, a 202(c) emergency order was issued authorizing TXU Electricity Delivery to temporarily connect and energize a line for the purposes of delivering electricity to Deep East Electric Cooperative. Both of these emergency orders expired November 1, 2005, pursuant to their terms.