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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
There are no Business Practices currently out for comment.      
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
Committed Scheduling, Version 8 Response to Customer Comments - 03/03/17
Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 3 Response to Customer Comments - 03/03/17
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
Pending BP-18 Business Practices

These business practices have been updated to implement changes from the BP-18 Generation Inputs Settlement Agreement and the BP-18 Ancillary and Control Area Service Rate Schedule. They will not go into effect until Oct. 1, 2017.

BP-18 Business Practice Updates

Clean Version

Redline Version Response to Comments

Committed Scheduling, Version 8

This Business Practice was updated on Mar. 7, 2017. Updates to this business practice implement changes from the BP-18 Generation Inputs Settlement Agreement and the BP-18 Ancillary and Control Area Services Rate Schedule. Updates include the removal of Committed 40/15 scheduling and scheduling options available to Solar resources.

This Business Practice will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

The current version of the Committed Scheduling Business Practice (Version 7) is available here.

Committed Scheduling, Version 8 Committed Scheduling, Version 8 - Redline Response to Customer Comments - 3/7/2017

Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 3

This Business Practice was updated on Mar. 7, 2017. Updates include removal of the Uncommitted Scheduling with the Opt-out Fee scheduling option in accordance with the BP-18 Ancillary and Control Area Services Rate Schedule.

This Business Practice will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

The current version of the Uncommitted Scheduling Business Practice (Version 2) is available here.

Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 3 Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 3 - Redline Response to Customer Comments - 3/7/2017
Business Practice Clarifications

Updates

Current Business Practice

Redline Version
These Business Practices were updated on Mar. 1, 2017 to align with the Customer Data Entry User Interface functionality to support the IRO-010 standard.

Customer Data Entry System Access (CDE), Version 5

Scheduling Transmission Service, Version 23

N/A
These Business Practices were updated on Mar. 1, 2017 to reflect the NITS implementation.

Network Integration Transmission (NT) TSR Procedures, Version 1

Network Integration (NT) Transmission Service, Version 7

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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)

For more information, visit the BPA Customer Portal.

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.