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Letter from the Department of Energy to the District of Columbia Public Service Commission with respect to the Emergency Petition and Complaint

Docket No. EO-05-01: We have received the Petition and Complaint that you filed with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on August 24, 2005, on behalf of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. The Petition requests DOE to provide emergency relief under section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824(a), to require continued operation ofthe Mirant Power Plant. DOE, in consultation with other Federal agencies, is examining this matter expeditiously to determine the facts necessary to render an appropriate decision.