The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published a notice December 13 scheduling an additional technical conference for February 13 to discuss how the electric and natural gas industries can better coordinate the increased use of natural gas for electric generation, avoiding reliability problems. The commission is requesting comments by January 7 on communication needed between the industries to handle emergency situations; other ways to enhance routine communications; and weather natural gas pipelines and electric grid operators should be allowed to exchange confidential information in order to improve operations and reliability.