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ELECTRIC POWER RELIABILITY—1969-1970

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST AND SECOND SESSIONS

ON

H.R. 7186, H.R. 12585, H.R. 489, H.R. 9429

and H.R. 2506

BILLS TO SECURE BULK POWER SUPPLIES ADEQUATE TO
SATISFY THE MOUNTING DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE OF
THE UNITED STATES, CONSISTENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL

PROTECTION

(and related bills)

STANFORD

UNV

MARCH 25, 26, 27, 28; JULY 30, 1969; MAY 4, 5, 6, ÅND 7, 1970

Serial No. 91-94

GOVI

NOV 1973

RSKI

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

ROCUMEN

PARTMENT

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

31-256

WASHINGTON : 1971

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman
SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois
TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio
JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota
JOHN E. MOSS, California

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California JAMES HARVEY, Michigan J. J. PICKLE, Texas

ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

G. ROBERT WATKINS, Pennsylvania DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia DONALD G. BROTZMAN, Colorado DANIEL J. RONAN, Minois 1

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio
BROCK ADAMS, Washington

DAN KUYKENDALL, Tennessee
RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas
RAY BLANTON, Tennessee

FLETCHER THOMPSON, Georgia
W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia JAMES F. HASTINGS, New York
PETER N. KYROS, Maine
BOB ECKHARDT, Texas
ROBERT O. TIERNAN, Rhode Island
RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerke
KENNETH J. PAINTER, A8sistant Olerk

Professional Stan
ANDREW STEVENSON :

WILLIAM J. DIXON JAMES M. MENGER, Jr.

ROBERT F. GUTHRIE KURT BORCHARDT

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER

TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts, Chairman LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

JAMES HARVEY, Michigan RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York

DONALD G. BROTZMAN, Colorado ROBERT O. TIERNAN, Rhode Island CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio

1 Deceased August 13, 1969. * Retired October 31, 1969.

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Blanton, Harry M., vice president, Kentucky Utilities Co.
Boyd, Robert B., electrical engineer, Bureau of Power, Federal Power
Branch, Harllee, Jr., chairman of the board, Southern Co., also in
Brown, F. Stewart, chief engineer, Federal Power Commission.-
Carver, John A., Jr., Commissioner, Federal Power Commission.-- 590, 914
Cohen, Herbert B., executive vice president, American Electric Power

Service Corp., also in behalf of Edison Electric Institute.---
Cowden, R. W., secretary, Northern California Power Agency --
Crutchfield, E. B., chairman, executive committee, Carolinas-Virginias
Doub, William 0., chairman, committee on electric and nuclear energy,
DuBridge, Dr. Lee A., science adviser to the President, Executive

CONTENTS

Hearings held on-

PART 1

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March 25, 1969

March 26, 1969

77

March 27, 1969.

221

March 28, 1969.

291

July 30, 1969

381

May 4, 1970

431

May 5, 1970-

487

PART 2

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432, 469

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Page Dulski, Hon. Thaddeus J., a Representative in Congress from the State of New York.

31 Freeman, David, Chief, Energy Policy Staff, Office of Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President...

339 Friedel, Hon. Samuel N., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Maryland George, John L., president, Rachel Carson Trust for the Living Environment.

28. Gerdes, Robert II., president, Edison Electric Institute, and chairman of the board, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

3:3 Gibson, George, general counsel, Carolinas-l'irginias Power Pool (CARTA)

221 Goldstein, Daniel, Assistant General Counsel, Federal Power Com

mission
Goss, Floyd L., chief electrical engineer and assistant manager, Los

Angeles Department of Water and Power, and chairman, Western
Sistems (oordinating Council, and chairman, National Electric
Reliability Council

80, 51" Halpern, Hon. Seymour, a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York
Hathaway, Mike, staff enginer, National Rural Electric Cooperative

Association
Hathaway, Hon. William D., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Maine
Hunter, Hugh H., chief engineer, Maryland Public Service Commis-
sion...

291 Lentz, Owen A., executive manager, East Central Area Reliability (oordination Agreement (ECAR)

144, 314 Lincoln, Hon. George A., Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Executive Office of the President.

559, JI Lind-ar, William, Chief, Division of Rates and Corporate Regulation,

Federal Power Commission...
McDonough, Martin, general coun

unsel, Northern California Power
Agency
Matthews, Walter J., member, executive board East Central Area

Reliability Coordination Agrecment (ECAR)
Milner, B. Hudson, chairman, executive board, East Central Area

Reliability Coordination Agreement (ECAR)
Jose, Hon. John E., a Representative in Congress from the State of
California..

23, 41
Nagel, T. J., chairman, Coordination Review Committee, East Cen-
tral Area Reliability Coordination Agreement (ECAR).

144, 56
Vassikas, Hon. John N., Chairman, Federal Power Commission
O'Connor, Lawrence J., ('ommissioner, Federal Power Commission. 590, 911
Patten, Hon. Edward J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New Jersey
Rice, Lee, chairman of the board, Allegheny Power Service, and secre-
tary, National Electric Reliability Council.

511 Robinson, Charles A., Jr., staff counsel, National Rural Electric Co

operative Association.
Rodgers, Paul, general counsel, National Association of Regulatory

l'tilts ('ommissioners.
Snyder, Edwin H., chairman of the board, Public Service Electric and

Gas Co. (New Jersey), also in behalf of Edison Electric Institute. 339, 4*
Solomon, Richard A., General Counsel, Federal Power Commission. . 33, 4
Spiegel, George, counsel, power planning committee, Municipal Elec-

tric Axsociation of Massachusetts
Stallings, C. M., ('arolina -Virginias Power Pool (CARTA)
Tally, Joseph O., Jr., general counsel, ElectriCities of North Carolina..
Thompson, Hon. Frank, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New Jerut
Welsh, J. Robert, chairman of the board, Southwestern Electric

Power Co., and chairman, Southwest Power Pool, also in behalf of

Edixon Electric Institute
White, Hon. Lee C., Chairman, Federal Power Commission.

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