Title II of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new baseload electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. In order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such facilities proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify, pursuant to FUA section 201(d), and Section 501.60(a)(2) of DOE's regulations to the Secretary of Energy prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel.

Such certification establishes compliance with section 201(a) as of the date filed with the Department of Energy. The Secretary is required to publish a notice in the Federal Register that a certification has been filed.

To file a certification in person, please email both Christopher Lawrence @ Christopher.lawrence@hq.doe.gov to schedule and confirm a time to hand deliver the original and two copies of the filing.  You may also send it by mail to the following address:

The Office of Electricity
Forrestal Building
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 8G-024, OE-20
Washington, D.C. 20585

Copies of self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 8G-024, OE-20, Washington, D.C. 20585.