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VEE-0044 - In the Matter of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (New Jersey)

On July 14, 1997, the Office of Hearings and Appeals received from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) a “letter of appeal” that had been filed with the EIA by the Public Service Electric and Gas Company of New Jersey (PSE&G). In the letter, PSE&G requested confidential treatment of several items of information that it provides to the EIA on Form EIA-860, “Annual Electric Generator Report.” For each electrical generator of each generating plant that PSE&G operates, the items of information are: (1) the unit heat rate; (2) the winter and summer net capabilities; and (3) the unit retirement date. During the lengthy discussion that followed, the request was limited by PSE&G to the unit heat rate data.