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Out for Comment and Responses

The development of business practices includes a public review of newly proposed business practices as well as changes to existing business practices. This page contains documents that are currently open for public comment and those that have been posted as final with BPA Transmission Services' responses to comments.

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Business Practices Currently Out for Comment

All business practices in this list are under revision and stakeholder comments are being sought.

Business Practice Out for Comment

Comments received from Customers

Current Business Practice

Redline Version
Committed Scheduling, Version 8 Comments are due Feb. 8, 2017 Committed Scheduling, Version 7 Committed Scheduling, Version 8 (Redline)
Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 3 Comments are due Feb. 8, 2017 Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 2 Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 3 (Redline)
Final Business Practices & BPA Responses to Customer Comments

All business practices in this list have been changed recently but the comment period is past.

Final Business Practice

Response to Customer Comments
Balancing Service Election for Dispatchable Energy Resource Balancing Service (DERBS) and Variable Energy Resource Balancing Service (VERBS), Version 4 Response to Customer Comments - 01/12/17
Self Supply of Balancing Services, Version 3 Response to Customer Comments - 01/12/17
Requesting Transmission Service, Version 30 Response to Customer Comments - 10/26/16
Operating Reserves, Version 12 Response to Customer Comments - 10/20/16
GI Transmission Credits, Version 9 No comments were received - 10/01/16
Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 21 N/A - 09/01/16
Requesting Transmission Service, Version 29 Response to Customer Comments - 09/01/16
Simultaneous Submission Window Processing, Version 2 Response to Customer Comments - 09/01/16
TSR Study and Expansion Process, Version 1 No comments were received - 06/22/16
Redispatch and Curtailment, Version 11 No comments were received - 05/17/16
Requesting Transmission Service, Version 28 No comments were received - 05/17/16
Scheduling Transmission Service, Version 21 No comments were received - 05/17/16
Operating Reserves, Version 11 Response to Customer Comments 12/8/15 - Operating Reserves, Version 11
Dynamic Transfer Capability: Requesting and Awarding Access to BPA's Network - Pilot, Version 5 Response to Customer Comments 11/9/15 - Dynamic Transfer Capability: Requesting and Awarding Access to BPA's Network - Pilot, Version 5
Business Practice Clarifications

Updates

Current Business Practice

Redline Version
This version clarifies how to submit a Pre-Evaluation “What If” scenario request. What-if scenario performed are strictly “snapshots” on the time and date it is performed. A link to the form to submit request is also added to the business practice. Long-Term Firm Queue: Evaluation of Requests and Offer of Service, Version 13 Long-Term Firm Queue: Evaluation of Requests and Offer of Service, Version 13 (Redline) - 11/01/16
This version has been updated to add the Energy Index. Failure to Comply, Version 12 Failure to Comply, Version 12 (Redline) - 10/27/16
This version has been revised to clarify for Customers taking NT Transmission Service under Method 1, credits will be applied to the Network Integration Rate. GI Transmission Credits, Version 10 GI Transmission Credits, Version 10 (Redline) - 10/27/16
The Business Practices listed to the right have been updated to reflect changes in the signature process to accommodate hard copy and e-signature processes.

Combined redline changes for the updated signature process (10/01/16)

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Version 29 (clarification) of the Requesting Transmission Service Business Practice has been updated Requesting Transmission Service, Version 29 Requesting Transmission Service, Version 29 (Redline) - 09/14/16
Version 22 of the Scheduling Transmission Service Business Practice has been updated to clarify scheduling requirements on the DC intertie during a declared emergency. Scheduling Transmission Service, Version 22 Scheduling Transmission Service, Version 22 (Redline) - 8/12/16
Version 6 of the Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 6 clarifies Pseudo-Tie requirements for generators that are moving their full output outside of the BPA BA. Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 6 Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 6 (Redline) - 7/25/16
Version 7 clarifies that the deadline for the exclusion of the subsequent scheduling period from the Intentional Deviation penalty charge will be 2 minutes after the close of the Posting Period established in table E.5.b. Committed Scheduling, Version 7 Committed Scheduling, Version 7 (Redline) - 6/17/16
Version 2 clarifies that the deadline for the exclusion of the subsequent scheduling period from the Intentional Deviation penalty charge will be 2 minutes after the close of the Posting Period established in table F.3.a. Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 2 Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 2 (Redline) - 6/17/16
Version 2 of the Contiguous Points of Delivery (POD) Business Practice has been updated to provide additional information on Contiguous PODs and to provide clarification on how to request or change a Contiguous POD. Contiguous Points of Delivery, Version 2 Contiguous Points of Delivery, Version 2 (Redline) - 6/8/16
Section E of the Requesting Transmission Service business practice has been modified to clarify that a customer must conform its Newpoint TSR within 5 business days after receiving instructions from its AE, or its Newpoint TSR will be Declined and removed from the queue. Requesting Transmission Service Version 27 Requesting Transmission Service Version 27 (Redline) - 4/11/16
This updated version 5 replaces references to DSO 216 with Operational Controls for Balancing Reserves (OCBR). In addition, the contact information for Power Services has been updated. Oversupply Management Protocol Version 5 Oversupply Management Protocol Version 5 (Redline) - 3/28/16
Version 19, provides clarification on multiple redirects in steps 13.A-13.B: Multiple redirect TSRs submitted with the same related AREF number at approximately the same queue time may result in exceeding the related AREF TSR. The other update states that a customer should ensure redirect TSRs are in a Confirmed state prior to submitting an e-Tag. Redirects Version 19 Redirects Version 19 (Redline) - 3/9/16
Minor changes have been made in Appendix B: E-Tag Validation Rules. In the Validation Rules for the Schedule Path chart, the Capacity Recallable Tag has been replaced with Recallable Export Tag. In the same chart, Generation Non-Firm (G-NF) Usage Check entry has been updated. Scheduling Transmission Service Version 20 Scheduling Transmission Service Version 20 (Redline) - 3/22/16

BPA Transmission Services' Response to Customer Comments documents in .pdf are posted here for one year after the final business practice is posted.