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Dynamic Transfer Capability: Requesting & Awarding Access - Pilot

Version 3 Effective: 1/10/11

Note: This is a pilot program, and BPA Transmission Services expects to continue to modify the process outlined herein as the pilot progresses and as BPA Transmission Services gains experience in the management of Dynamic Transfer Limits.

This Business Practice sets forth revised requirements for requesting and awarding Dynamic Transfer Capability (DTC) under the Dynamic Transfer Capability Pilot Program. It replaces the Requesting Access to Dynamic Transfer Capability – Pilot, Version 2 Business Practice posted August 16, 2010 that suspended Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA’s) review of Dynamic Transfer Capability requests.

This Business Practice is primarily focused on requesting and awarding requests for access to Dynamic Transfer Capability for the purpose of meeting the proposed rate case date for Customers to elect whether to self-supply balancing resources by May 1, 2011, although BPA will accept requests for access to DTC for other purposes.

All requests for new access to DTC must be received by January 28, 2011 to be eligible for an award of DTC. Because Dynamic Transfer Capability on the BPA system is limited and because requests for the purpose of self-supplying balancing reserves and to move a wind project out of the BPA Balancing Area Authority (BAA) will be evaluated first, BPA may not have sufficient DTC to accommodate all requests.

BPA expects to revise this Business Practice to accommodate future requests and requirements for access to Dynamic Transfer Capability.

This Business Practice is to be used in association with the Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, V1 Business Practice currently planned for a second comment period in January 2011. The Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, V1 Business Practice will describe the technical and operational requirements needed to effect dynamic transfers on BPA’s system.

Eligibility Requirements
Requesting Access to Dynamic Transfer Capability
Evaluating Requests for Access to Dynamic Transfer Capability
Offering Access to Dynamic Transfer Capability
Additional Information