Loveland Area ProjectsWestern Area Colorado Missouri Balancing AuthorityRate Order No. WAPA-155, 61184-61203 [R1-2011-23391]

Download as PDF 61184 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (970) 461–7211, e-mail scook@wapa.gov. Western Area Power Administration The Deputy Secretary of Energy approved current Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS3, L– AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6, and L–AS7 on December 30, 2003 (Rate Order No. WAPA–106, 69 FR 1723, January 12, 2004).1 These rates became effective on March 1, 2004, with an expiration date of February 28, 2009. The rate schedules, with the exception of Rate Schedule L–AS3, Regulation and Frequency Response, were extended through February 28, 2011, under Rate Order No. WAPA–141.2 Rate Schedule L–AS3 was revised and approved under Rate Order No. WAPA–118,3 which became effective on June 1, 2006, with an expiration date of May 31, 2011. Under Rate Order No. WAPA–154,4 all LAP transmission and WACM ancillary services rate schedules, including L– AS3, were extended through February 28, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Loveland Area Projects—Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority—Rate Order No. WAPA–155 Republication Editorial Note: FR Doc. 2011–23391 was originally published on pages 56433–56452 in the issue of Tuesday, September 13, 2011. In that publication an incorrect version of this document was published. The corrected document is republished below in its entirety. Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of order concerning transmission and ancillary services formula rates. AGENCY: The Deputy Secretary of Energy has confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA–155 and Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS3, L–AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6, L–AS7, L–AS9, and L–UU1, placing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and Western Area Colorado Missouri (WACM) Balancing Authority ancillary services formula rates into effect on an interim basis. The provisional formula rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are replaced by other formula rates. The provisional formula rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay power investment within the allowable periods. DATES: Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS3, L– AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6, L–AS7, L–AS9, and L–UU1 will be placed into effect on an interim basis on the first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, and will remain in effect until FERC confirms, approves, and places the rate schedules into effect on a final basis for a 5-year period ending September 30, 2016, or until the rate schedules are superseded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bradley S. Warren, Regional Manager, Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538–8986, telephone (970) 461–7201, or Mrs. Sheila D. Cook, Rates Manager, Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538–8986, telephone srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 LAP Transmission Service Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, and L–NFPT1 for LAP transmission services are based on a revenue requirement that recovers the LAP transmission system costs for facilities associated with providing all transmission services as well as the non-transmission facility costs allocated to transmission services. These firm and non-firm LAP transmission service rates include the costs for scheduling, system control, and dispatch service needed to provide the transmission service. Rate Schedule L–UU1, Unreserved Use Penalties, is a new rate schedule established in accordance with Western’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (Tariff). This rate will recover costs for transmission service that has not been reserved or has been used in excess of the amount reserved. Rate Schedule L–UU1 also provides for a penalty in addition to the base charge for the transmission service used. Previously, a penalty for unauthorized use of transmission was included in the Point-to-Point Transmission Service, Rate Schedules L–FPT1 and L–NFPT1. Rate Schedule L–AS7, Transmission Losses Service, is designed to recover 1 WAPA–106 was approved by FERC on a final basis on January 31, 2005, in Docket No. EF2–04– 5182–000 (110 FERC ¶ 62,084). 2 WAPA–141, Extension of Rate Order No. WAPA–106 through February 28, 2011. 73 FR 48382, August 19, 2008. 3 WAPA–118 was approved by FERC on a final basis on November 17, 2006, in Docket No. EF–06– 5182–000 (117 FERC ¶ 62,163). 4 WAPA–154, Extension of Rate Order Nos. WAPA–106 and WAPA–118 through February 28, 2013. 76 FR 1429, January 10, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 losses on all real-time and prescheduled transactions on transmission facilities inside WACM. Ancillary Services Western will provide seven ancillary services pursuant to its Tariff. These are: (1) Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service (L–AS1); (2) Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service (L– AS2); (3) Regulation and Frequency Response Service (L–AS3); (4) Energy Imbalance Service (L–AS4); (5) Spinning Reserve Service (L–AS5); (6) Supplemental Reserve Service (L–AS6); and (7) Generator Imbalance Service (L– AS9). Generator Imbalance Service is also a new rate schedule established under the Tariff. Currently, Generator Imbalance Service is provided under Rate Schedule L–AS4, Energy Imbalance Service. Rates for LAP transmission and ancillary services will be recalculated each year to incorporate the most recent financial, load, and schedule information and will be applicable to all transmission and ancillary services customers. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated (1) the authority to develop power and transmission rates to the Administrator of Western; (2) the authority to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to FERC. Existing Department of Energy procedures for public participation in power rate adjustments (10 CFR 903) were published on September 18, 1985 (50 FR 37835). Under Delegation Order Nos. 00– 037.00 and 00–001.00C, 10 CFR part 903, and 18 CFR part 300, I hereby confirm, approve, and place Rate Order No. WAPA–155, the proposed LAP transmission and WACM ancillary services formula rates, into effect on an interim basis. By this order, I am placing the rates into effect in less than 30 days to meet contract deadlines, to avoid financial difficulties, and to provide rates for new services. The revised Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS3, L–AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6, L–AS7, L–AS9, and L–UU1 will be submitted promptly to FERC for confirmation and approval on a final basis. E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Dated: September 2, 2011. Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary. Order Confirming, Approving, and Placing the Loveland Area Projects Transmission and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Ancillary Services Formula Rates Into Effect on an Interim Basis These transmission and ancillary services formula rates are established pursuant to section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). This act transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions of the Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) and section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), and other acts that specifically apply to the projects involved. By Delegation Order No. 00–037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and transmission rates to the Administrator of Western; (2) the authority to confirm, Acronym/Term Administrator: Area Control Error (ACE): Ancillary Services: ATRR: Automatic Generation Control: Balancing Authority: Control Area: CRSP: DOE: Energy Imbalance Service: Federal Customers: Firm Electric Service Contracts: Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service: Federal Entitlements: FERC: Fry-Ark: FY: Generator Imbalance Service: kW: kWh: kW-month: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 LAP: LAP Transmission System or Service: LAP Transmission System Total Load: Load ratio share: Load Serving Entity (LSE): Long-Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service: 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Existing DOE procedures for public participation in power rate adjustments (10 CFR part 903) were published on September 18, 1985. Acronyms/Terms and Definitions As used in this Rate Order, the following acronyms/terms and definitions apply: Definition $/kW-month: 12-cp: VerDate Mar<15>2010 61185 PO 00000 Dollars per kilowatt per month. Rolling 12-month average of customers’ loads in excess of Federal Entitlement, coincident with the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission system peak. The Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration. The instantaneous difference between a Balancing Authority’s net actual and scheduled interchange, taking into account the effects of frequency bias and correction for meter error. Those services that are necessary to support the transmission of capacity and energy from resources to loads while maintaining reliable operation of the Transmission Provider’s transmission system in accordance with good utility practice. Annual transmission revenue requirement. Equipment that automatically adjusts generation in a Balancing Authority area from a central location to maintain the Balancing Authority’s interchange schedule plus frequency bias. The responsible entity that integrates resource plans ahead of time, maintains load-interchange-generation balance within a Balancing Authority area, and supports interconnection frequency in real time. The term used for a Balancing Authority area in Western’s Open Access Transmission Tariff. Colorado River Storage Project. Department of Energy. The ancillary service in which the Balancing Authority corrects hourly for the difference between a customer’s energy supply and energy usage. LAP customers taking delivery of long-term firm service under firm electric service contracts, project use, and special use contracts. Contracts for the sale of long-term firm LAP Federal energy and capacity, pursuant to the Post-1989 General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria (Marketing Plan). The highest priority transmission service offered to customers on a specified path that anticipates no planned interruption. The energy and capacity delivered to Federal Customers under Firm Electric Service Contracts. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. Fiscal Year, October 1 through September 30. The ancillary service in which the Balancing Authority corrects hourly for the difference between a customer’s actual generation and scheduled generation. Kilowatt. The electrical unit of capacity equal to 1,000 watts. Kilowatt-hour. The electrical unit of energy equal to 1 kW produced or delivered for 1 hour. Kilowatt-month. The electrical unit of energy equal to 1 kW produced or delivered for 1 month. Loveland Area Projects. Transmission system operated by, or service provided by, the Loveland Area Projects. Sum of 12-cp averages for all customer loads for Network Integration Transmission Service, plus 12-month rolling average of monthly entitlements of Federal Customers, plus reserved capacity for all Long-Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. Network Transmission Customer’s 12-cp load coincident with LAP’s monthly transmission system peak, expressed as a ratio. An entity within the Balancing Authority that secures energy and transmission service (and related interconnected operations services) to serve the electrical demand and energy requirements of its end-use customers. Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service reservation for a duration of at least 12 consecutive months. Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 61186 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Acronym/Term Definition Losses: M&I: Mill: Mills/kWh: Monthly Entitlements: MW: NERC: Network Integration Transmission Service: Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service: Open Access Same Time Information System (OASIS): Operating Reserve—Spinning Reserve Service: Operating Reserve—Supplemental Reserve Service: Provisional Formula Rate: P–SMBP: P–SMBP—WD: RMR: Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service: Reclamation: Regulation and Frequency Response Service: Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service: Service Agreement: Short-Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service: Sub-Balancing Authority: Tariff: Transmission Customer: Transmission Losses Service: Transmission Provider: Unreserved Use Penalties: WACM: WECC: Western: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Effective Date The Provisional Formula Rates will take effect on the first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2016, pending approval by FERC on a final basis. Public Notice and Comment Western has followed the Procedures for Public Participation in Power and Transmission Rate Adjustments and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 The reduction of power being delivered as it moves across transmission lines or other equipment, due to resistance in the conducting material. Municipal and Industrial. Unit of monetary value equal to .001 of a U.S. dollar; i.e., 1⁄10 of a cent. Mills per kilowatt-hour. Maximum capacity to be delivered each month under Firm Electric Service Contracts. Each monthly entitlement is a percentage of the seasonal contract-rate-of-delivery. Megawatt. The unit of electrical capacity that equals 1,000 kW or 1,000,000 watts. North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Firm transmission service for the delivery of capacity and energy from designated network resources to designated network loads not using one specific path. Point-to-point transmission service reserved on an as-available basis for periods ranging from 1 hour to 1 year. An electronic posting system that the Transmission Provider maintains for transmission access data that allows all transmission customers to view the data simultaneously. Generation capacity needed to serve load immediately in the event of a system contingency. Spinning Reserve Service may be provided by generating units that are on-line and loaded at less than maximum output. Generation capacity needed to serve load in the event of a system contingency, which capacity is not available immediately to serve load but rather within a short period of time. Supplemental Reserve Service may be provided by generation units that are online but unloaded, by quick start generation, or by interruptible load. A formula rate that has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis by the Deputy Secretary. Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program—Western Division. Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region. The ancillary service under which a Balancing Authority operates generation facilities under its control to produce or absorb reactive power to maintain voltages on all transmission facilities within acceptable limits. The United States Bureau of Reclamation. The ancillary service under which a Balancing Authority maintains moment-by-moment load-interchange-generation balance with the Balancing Authority area and supports interconnection frequency. The ancillary service under which a Balancing Authority sets up an arrangement for an energy interchange transaction for delivery and receipt of energy between the two entities involved in the transaction. The initial agreement and any amendments or supplements entered into by a Transmission Customer and Western for service under the Tariff. Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service for a duration of less than 12 consecutive months. An area within a Balancing Authority area which has its own boundary metering scheme and for which an ACE can be measured. Western’s revised Open Access Transmission Service Tariff, effective December 1, 2009 (Docket NJ10–1–000). The RMR customer taking Network Integration Transmission Service or Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The service provided by the Balancing Authority to supply electrical losses on pre-scheduled and real-time transmission transactions. An entity that administers a transmission tariff and provides transmission service to transmission customers under applicable transmission service agreements. The use of transmission capacity that was not reserved, or the use of transmission in excess of reserved capacity. Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority. Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Western Area Power Administration. Extensions, 10 CFR Part 903, in the development of these formula rates and schedules. The steps Western took to involve interested parties in the rate process were: 1. On September 29, 2010, Western held an informal meeting with customers and interested parties to discuss the proposed formula rates for LAP Transmission and WACM Ancillary Services. Western posted all information presented at the informal meeting, as well as responses to PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 questions asked at the meeting, on its Web site at http://www.wapa.gov/rm/ ratesRM/2012/default.htm. 2. Western published a Federal Register notice on January 28, 2011 (76 FR 5148), officially announcing the proposed LAP Transmission and WACM Ancillary Services formula rates adjustment, initiating the public consultation and comment period, announcing the date and location of the public information and public comment E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices forums, and outlining procedures for public participation. 3. On February 2, 2011, Western sent a letter to all interested parties providing them with a copy of the Federal Register notice published on January 28, 2011 (76 FR 5148). 4. On March 9, 2011, Western held its public information forum in Loveland, Colorado, where Western representatives explained the need for the formula rates adjustment in detail and answered questions. 5. On March 9, 2011, following the public information forum, Western held a public comment forum in Loveland, Colorado, to provide an opportunity for customers and other interested parties to comment for the record. At this forum, one individual expressed general support of Western’s efforts to communicate with its customers well in advance of implementation of the proposed rates. 6. Western received one written comment during the 90-day consultation and comment period, which ended on April 28, 2011. This comment is addressed below following the ancillary services discussion. All comments received have been considered in the preparation of this Rate Order. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Project Descriptions The Post-1989 General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria, published in the Federal Register on January 31, 1986 (51 FR 4012), integrated the resources of the P– SMBP—WD and Fry-Ark. This operational and contractual integration, known as LAP, allowed an increase in marketable resources, simplified contract administration, and established a blended rate for LAP power sales. WACM offers Ancillary Services from a combination of all LAP generation resources and some CRSP generation resources. P–SMBP—WD The P–SMBP was authorized by Congress in section 9 of the Flood Control Act of December 22, 1944 (Pub. L. 534, 58 Stat. 877, 891). This multipurpose program provides flood control, M&I water supply, irrigation, navigation, recreation, preservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife, and hydroelectric power. Multipurpose projects have been developed on the Missouri River and its tributaries in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. In addition to the multipurpose water projects authorized by section 9 of the Flood Control Act of 1944, certain other existing projects have been integrated VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 with the P–SMBP for power marketing, operation, and repayment purposes. The Colorado-Big Thompson, Kendrick, Riverton, and Shoshone Projects were combined with P–SMBP in 1954, followed by the North Platte Project in 1959. These projects are known as the ‘‘Integrated Projects’’ of the P–SMBP. The Riverton Project was reauthorized as a unit of the P–SMBP in 1970. Together, the P–SMBP—WD and the Integrated Projects have 19 power plants. There are six power plants in P– SMBP—WD: Glendo, Kortes, and Fremont Canyon power plants on the North Platte River; Boysen and Pilot Butte power plants on the Wind River; and Yellowtail power plant on the Big Horn River. The Colorado-Big Thompson Project has six power plants: Green Mountain power plant on the Blue River is on the West Slope of the Continental Divide; and Mary’s Lake, Estes, Pole Hill, Flatiron, and Big Thompson power plants along the Big Thompson River are on the East Slope of the Continental Divide. The Kendrick Project has two power plants: Alcova and Seminoe power plants on the North Platte River. Power plants in the Shoshone Project are the Shoshone, Buffalo Bill, Heart Mountain, and Spirit Mountain plants on the Shoshone River. The only power plant in the North Platte Project is the Guernsey power plant, also on the North Platte River. Fry-Ark Fry-Ark is a trans-mountain diversion development in southeastern Colorado authorized by the Act of Congress on August 16, 1962 (Pub. L. 87–590, 76 Stat. 389, as amended by Title XI of the Act of Congress on October 27, 1974 (Pub. L. 93–493, 88 Stat. 1486, 1497)). The Fry-Ark diverts water from the Fryingpan River and other tributaries of the Roaring Fork River in the Colorado River Basin on the West Slope of the Rocky Mountains to the Arkansas River on the East Slope. The water diverted from the West Slope, together with regulated Arkansas River water, provides supplemental irrigation and M&I water supplies and produces hydroelectric power. Flood control, fish and wildlife enhancement, and recreation are other important purposes of Fry-Ark. The only generating facility in Fry-Ark is the Mt. Elbert PumpedStorage power plant on the East Slope. CRSP CRSP was authorized by the Colorado River Storage Project Act, ch. 203, 70 Stat. 105, on April 11, 1956. The project provides water-use developments for states in the Upper Basin (Colorado, PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 61187 New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) while still maintaining water deliveries to the states of the Lower Basin (Arizona, California, and Nevada) as required by the Colorado River Compact of 1922. CRSP hydroelectric facilities providing ancillary services for WACM are the Aspinall power plant (formerly Curecanti) on the Gunnison River, the Flaming Gorge power plant on the Green River, the Towaoc Power Plant on the Towaoc Canal in southwestern Colorado, and the Glen Canyon power plant on the Colorado River. LAP Transmission Service Transmission formula rates, including those for Firm and Non-Firm Point-ToPoint Transmission Service and Network Integration Transmission Service, are designed to recover the annual costs of the LAP Transmission System. The transmission rates include the cost of Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service. Western will continue to bundle transmission service for delivery of LAP long-term firm Federal power to Federal Customers in the firm electric service rate under existing Firm Electric Service Contracts that expire in 2024. The penalty for unauthorized use of transmission, currently assessed under the Point-to-Point Transmission rate schedules, will now be assessed as a penalty for unreserved use under a separate rate schedule, L–UU1. Unreserved Use Penalties will include the basic rate for the transmission service used and not reserved, plus a penalty equal to the basic rate. Transmission losses are assessed for all real-time and prescheduled transactions on transmission facilities inside WACM. The current loss factor, as posted on the RMR OASIS, is 4.5 percent. WACM Ancillary Services Western will offer seven Ancillary Services pursuant to its Tariff. The seven Ancillary Services are: (1) Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service (SSCD Service); (2) Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service (VAR Support Service); (3) Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Regulation Service); (4) Energy Imbalance Service; (5) Spinning Reserve Service; (6) Supplemental Reserve Service; and (7) Generator Imbalance Service. Generator Imbalance Service, currently provided as part of Rate Schedule L–AS4 for Energy Imbalance Service, is a new service under the Tariff. The Ancillary Services formula rates are designed to recover only the E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 61188 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices costs incurred for providing the service(s). Comparison of Existing and Provisional Formula Rates for Transmission and Ancillary Services The following table displays a comparison of existing formula rates and the Provisional Formula Rates for FY 2012. These rates will be recalculated annually based on updated financial, schedule, and load data. FORMULA RATE COMPARISON TABLE Class of Service Provisional Formula Rates Effective October 1, 2011 (FY 2012) Existing Formula Rates Effective October 1, 2010 (FY 2011) Network Integration Transmission Service L–NT1 Load ratio share of 1/12 of the revenue requirement of $56,775,913. L–NT1 Load ratio share of 1/12 of the revenue requirement of $48,000,660. Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service L–FPT1 $3.48/kW-month L–FPT1 $3.18/kW-month Unauthorized Use Penalty of 150% of demand charge, with a maximum of monthly service. Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service L–NFPT1 Maximum of 4.77 mills/kWh L–NFPT1 Maximum of 4.17 mills/kWh Unauthorized Use Penalty of 150% of demand charge, with a maximum of monthly service. Unreserved Use Penalties L–UU1 Penalized 200% of demand charge, with a maximum of monthly service. Provided Under Rate Schedules L–FPT1 and L– NFPT1 as Unauthorized Use. Transmission Losses Service L–AS7 Transmission losses may be settled either financially or with energy. Insufficient losses supplied will be settled financially by default. All customers will have the option to return the loss obligation for both prescheduled and real-time transactions 7 days later, same profile. Pricing used is WACM weighted average hourly purchase price. Current loss factor as posted is 4.5%. L–AS1 $24.22 per schedule per day for non-Federal transmission customers. Not applicable to schedules for delivery of Losses to WACM. L–AS7 Transmission losses may be settled either financially or with energy. Insufficient losses supplied will be settled financially by default. All customers will have the option to return the loss obligation for both prescheduled and real-time transactions 7 days later, same profile. Pricing used is LAP weighted average hourly realtime purchase price. Current loss factor as posted is 4.5%. L–AS1 $38.30 per tag per day for nonFederal transmission customers. Applicable to all tags. Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service L–AS2 $0.305/kW-month L–AS2 $0.180/kW-month Regulation and Frequency Response L–AS3 $0.331/kW-month L–AS3 $0.339/kW-month Energy Imbalance Service L–AS4 —Imbalances less than or equal to 1.5% (minimum 4 MW) of metered load settled using WACM hourly pricing with no penalty. —Imbalances between 1.5% and 7.5% (minimum 4 MW to 10 MW) of metered load settled using WACM hourly pricing with a 10% penalty. —Imbalances greater than 7.5% (minimum 10 MW) of metered load settled using WACM hourly pricing with a 25% penalty. —WACM aggregate imbalance determines pricing in all bands—aggregate surplus dictates sale pricing, aggregate deficit dictates purchase pricing. L–AS4 —Imbalances less than or equal to 5% (minimum 4 MW) of metered load settled using WACM hourly pricing with no penalty. —Imbalances greater than 5% of metered load settled using WACM hourly pricing with a 10% penalty. —WACM aggregate imbalance dictates pricing in nopenalty band. Customer imbalance dictates pricing in penalty band (surpluses indicate sale pricing, deficits indicate purchase pricing). —Intermittent resources not subject to penalties. Operating Reserve Service— Spinning and Supplemental L–AS5, L–AS6 Long-term Reserves are not available from WACM. Reserves may be acquired and provided at passthrough cost, plus an amount for administration. L–AS5, L–AS6 Long-term Reserves are not available from WACM. Reserves may be acquired and provided at passthrough cost, plus an amount for administration. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices 61189 FORMULA RATE COMPARISON TABLE—Continued Provisional Formula Rates Effective October 1, 2011 (FY 2012) Class of Service Generator Imbalance Service Existing Formula Rates Effective October 1, 2010 (FY 2011) L–AS9 —Imbalances less than or equal to 1.5% (minimum 4 MW) of metered generation settled using WACM hourly pricing with no penalty. —Imbalances between 1.5% and 7.5% (minimum 4 MW to 10 MW) of metered generation settled using WACM hourly pricing with a 10% penalty. —Imbalances greater than 7.5% (minimum 10 MW) of metered generation settled using WACM hourly pricing with a 25% penalty. —Intermittent resources not subject to 25% penalties. —WACM aggregate imbalance determines pricing in all bands—aggregate surplus dictates sale pricing, aggregate deficit dictates purchase pricing. Certification of Rates Western’s Administrator certified that the Provisional Formula Rates for LAP Transmission and WACM Ancillary Services under Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L– AS3, L–AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6, L–AS7, L– The customer’s load-ratio share is the ratio of its network load to the LAP Transmission System Total Load at the LAP system peak. This is calculated on Provided under Rate Schedule L–AS4. AS9, and L–UU1 are the lowest possible rates consistent with sound business principles. The Provisional Formula Rates were developed following administrative policies and applicable laws. LAP Transmission Service Discussion a rolling 12-month average (12 coincident peak average or 12-cp). Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service Network Integration Transmission Service The monthly charge for Network Integration Transmission Service for the Transmission Customer will be as follows: The formula rate for Firm Point-toPoint Transmission Service is as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 The maximum Non-Firm Point-toPoint Transmission Service formula rate is the same as the Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service rate. Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service is available for periods ranging from 1 hour to 1 year. Maximum Hourly Non-Firm Rate: 4.77 mills/kW of reserved capacity per hour PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.002</GPH> Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service EN03OC11.001</GPH> Discussions of the ATRR and the LAP Transmission System Total Load are located below. EN03OC11.000</GPH> srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 The rates for FY 2012 are as follows: 61190 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement calculation, with amounts for FY 2012, is as follows: The source for the annual costs is the formalized work plans for FY 2012 and the FY 2010 Results of Operations for P– SMBP—WD, with certain items adjusted for projected asset capitalization or historical trends. See discussion below on ‘‘Change to Forward-Looking Transmission Rates.’’ The gross investment cost for transmission facilities is determined by an analysis of the LAP Transmission System. Each LAP facility is classified by function: transmission, subtransmission, distribution, or generation-related. The facilities identified as performing the function of transmission include all transmission lines that are normally operated in a continuously-looped manner and the associated substations and switchyard facilities. In the LAP Transmission System, these are primarily the 115-kV and the 230-kV transmission lines. In addition, portions of the communication, maintenance, and administration facilities are included in the investment costs for transmission. Only the investment costs of the facilities identified as ‘‘transmission’’, including allocated costs for communication, maintenance, and administration facilities, are used in developing the annual cost of the transmission system. The investment costs of facilities identified as ‘‘subtransmission’’ and ‘‘distribution’’ are excluded from the ATRR, as the LAP sub-transmission and distribution systems are used primarily for delivery of Federal power to Federal Customers. If a Transmission Customer requires the use of the sub-transmission or distribution systems, an additional facility-use charge will be assessed. All Fry-Ark costs are considered generationrelated and, therefore, are excluded from the ATRR. System augmentation expense includes payments made to others for their systems’ augmentation of the LAP Transmission System. Miscellaneous charges and credits will include, but will not be limited to, Unreserved Use Penalties and facility use charges for transmission facility investments included in the revenue requirement. For a description of the prior year trueup, see discussion below on ‘‘Change to Forward-Looking Transmission Rates.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.003</GPH> facilities multiplied by the total annual costs for all facilities. Total annual costs include operations and maintenance, interest, and depreciation expenses. The EN03OC11.004</GPH> charges or credits, and the prior year true-up. The formula, with amounts calculated for the FY 2012 rate, is as follows: The annual cost of the LAP Transmission System is the ratio of gross investment cost for transmission facilities to gross investment cost for all srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 The ATRR is applicable to both Network and Point-to-Point Transmission Service. The ATRR is the annual cost of the LAP Transmission System, adjusted for revenue credits, costs that increase the capacity available for transmission, other miscellaneous Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Change to Forward-Looking Transmission Rates Western has changed the method it uses to calculate the ATRR to recover transmission expenses and investments on a current basis rather than a historical basis. The change allows Western to more accurately match cost recovery with cost incurrence. Western will use projections to estimate transmission costs and load for the upcoming year in the annual rate calculation, rather than using historical information. The method is a change in the manner in which the inputs for the rate are developed, rather than a change to the formula rate itself. When actual cost information for a year becomes available, Western will calculate the actual revenue requirement for that year. Revenue collected in excess of the actual revenue requirement will be included as a credit in the ATRR in a subsequent year. Similarly, any undercollection of the revenue requirement will be included as a charge in the ATRR in a subsequent year. This trueup procedure will ensure that Western recovers no more and no less than the actual transmission costs for any year. For example, as FY 2012 actual financial data becomes available during FY 2013, the under- or over-collection of revenue during FY 2012 can be determined. When the rates are recalculated for FY 2014, the implemented rates will include an adjustment for revenue under- or overcollected in FY 2012. LAP Transmission System Total Load ........................ Transmission Losses Service 1,358,342 kW Unreserved Use Penalties Unreserved use of the transmission system (Unreserved Use) occurs when a Transmission Customer uses transmission service that exceeds its reserved capacity or an eligible customer uses transmission service that it has not reserved. Western will assess Unreserved Use Penalties against a customer that has not secured reserved capacity or exceeds its reserved capacity at any point of receipt or any point of delivery. Unreserved Use may also include a Transmission Customer’s failure to curtail transmission when requested. A customer that engages in Unreserved Use will be assessed a penalty charge of 200 percent of LAP’s approved transmission service rate for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service as follows: (1) The Unreserved Use penalty for a single hour of Unreserved Use will be based upon the rate for daily Firm Point-to-Point Service. (2) The Unreserved Use penalty for more than one assessment for a given duration (e.g., daily) will increase to the next longest duration (e.g., weekly). (3) The Unreserved Use penalty charge for multiple instances of Unreserved Use (e.g., more than one hour) within a day will be based on the rate for daily Firm Point-to-Point Service. Multiple instances of Transmission System Total Load for Unreserved Use isolated to one calendar Point-to-Point Service week will result in a penalty based on The LAP Transmission System Total the charge for weekly Firm Point-toLoad is a 12-month average of the sum Point Service. The penalty charge for of (1) all Network Integration multiple instances of Unreserved Use Transmission Service customer loads in during more than one week during a excess of deliveries of Federal calendar month will be based on the Entitlements, measured at the monthly charge for monthly Firm Point-to-Point LAP Transmission System peak hour, Service. plus (2) the monthly entitlements of A Transmission Customer that Federal Customers, plus (3) the reserved exceeds its firm reserved capacity at any capacity for Long-Term Firm Point-topoint of receipt or point of delivery or Point Transmission Service. This load an eligible customer that uses calculation is prepared once annually transmission service at a point of receipt and is used to calculate the point-toor point of delivery that it has not point rates for the entire year. reserved will be required to pay, in The LAP Transmission System Total addition to the Unreserved Use Load is calculated as follows, based Penalties, for all applicable Ancillary upon data projected for FY 2012: Services identified in Western’s Tariff Federal Customers ............... 604,639 kW based on the amount of transmission Network Transmission Cusservice it used and did not reserve. tomers ............................... 743,818 kW Unreserved Use Penalties collected Subtotal ............................ 1,348,457 kW over and above the base Point-to-Point Transmission Service rate will be Point-to-Point Reserved Capacity ................................ 9,885 kW included as a credit in the calculation of the ATRR in a subsequent year. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 61191 Sfmt 4703 Transmission Losses are assessed for all real-time and prescheduled transactions on transmission facilities inside WACM. In the case of Network Integration Transmission Service Customers, transmission and transformer Losses applicable under customers’ respective contracts are calculated as part of the customers’ Energy Imbalance Service settlements. Other customers are allowed the option of financial settlement or energy repayment. Energy repayment is either concurrently or 7 days later, to be delivered using the same profile as the related transmission transaction. When a transmission loss energy obligation is not provided (or is under-provided) by a customer for a transmission transaction, the energy still owed for Losses is calculated and a charge is assessed to the customer, based on the WACM weighted average hourly purchase price. The loss factor, currently 4.5 percent, is updated periodically and posted on the RMR OASIS Web site. Transmission Service Comments RMR received no comments concerning transmission service, Unreserved Use Penalties, or Transmission Losses during the public consultation and comment period. Ancillary Services Discussion Pursuant to Western’s Tariff, WACM will offer seven Ancillary Services. Two of these services, SSCD Service and VAR Support Service, are services that, under Western’s Tariff, the Transmission Provider is required to provide (or offer to arrange with the Balancing Authority operator) and the Transmission Customer is required to purchase. The other five Ancillary Services, Regulation Service, Energy Imbalance Service, Generator Imbalance Service, Operating Reserve—Spinning Reserve Service, and Operating Reserve— Supplemental Reserve Service, are services that the Transmission Provider is required to offer to provide to the Transmission Customer. The Transmission Customer is required to acquire these Ancillary Services, either from the Transmission Provider or from a third party, or to self-supply them. Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service The formula for SSCD Service, with amounts shown for FY 2012, is as follows: E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 61192 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices The numerator captures the percentage of annual generation plant costs that are used for this service. Most of the LAP generation plant facilities are owned and operated by Reclamation, but Western The FCR is a methodology used to assign a portion of total expenses to generation. Applying these formulas to FY 2010 data provides the following results: to be included in the Federal (LAP and CRSP) transmission service rates. Western will not include schedules for delivery of transmission losses to WACM in the calculation of the rate and will not invoice for them, so that entities delivering losses may create individual loss schedules associated with specific transactions without charge. Western will accept any number of schedule changes over the course of a day, without additional charge, so that entities attempting to follow their loads closely may do so without penalty. Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service The formula for VAR Support Service is the following: has some facilities that are considered generation-related. Net generation plant costs are multiplied by a fixed charge rate (FCR) for generation to determine the TARRG, where 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.005</GPH> VerDate Mar<15>2010 EN03OC11.006</GPH> EN03OC11.007</GPH> operator, the costs for this service are bundled in the respective Federal transmission rate. In cases in which the Transmission Providers on the schedules are not the operator, WACM indirectly performs this service for those Transmission Providers’ transmission systems. Western has historically invoiced the last Transmission Provider that is inside WACM on the schedule. Since all non-Federal Transmission Providers are indirectly taking this service from WACM, Western will allocate the cost of each schedule equally among all Transmission Providers (Federal and non-Federal) listed on the schedule that are inside WACM. The Federal transmission segments will be exempt from invoicing, as costs for these segments will continue TARRG = Total Annual Revenue Requirement for Generation % of Resource = Percentage of Resource Used for VAR Support srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 This rate recovers the annual expenses associated with transmission scheduling. The annual cost of scheduling personnel and related costs is comprised of annual expenses for personnel, facilities, equipment, and software, as well as credits representing fees for agent services and unscheduled flow mitigation services. This revenue requirement is divided by the number of schedules (excluding schedules for delivery of losses to WACM) per year to derive a rate per schedule per day. Per Schedule 1 of Western’s Tariff, ‘‘this service can be provided only by the operator of the Control Area in which the transmission facilities used for transmission service are located.’’ In cases in which the Transmission Provider (LAP and/or CRSP) directly provides the service as the Control Area Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 The rate is applicable to all transmission transactions inside WACM in excess of any Federal Entitlements. For Federal Entitlements, the cost for this service will be included in the firm electric service rates. Customers with generators providing WACM with VAR Support Service may be excluded from the application of this rate. Any such exclusion must be documented in the customer’s Service Agreement. The rate applies to all entities’ auxiliary load (total metered load less Federal Entitlements) and also to the installed nameplate capacity of intermittent generators serving load inside WACM. The revenue requirement will include costs such as plant costs, purchases of a regulation product, purchases of power in support of the generating units’ ability to regulate, purchases of transmission for regulating units that are trapped geographically inside another balancing authority, purchases of transmission required to relocate energy due to regulation/load following issues, and lost sales opportunities resulting from the requirement to generate at night to permit units to have ‘‘down’’ regulating capability. The methodology for determining annual plant costs is as follows. First, the annual costs for plants used to VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 LAP Plant Costs ................... CRSP Plant Costs ................. PTP Revenue ........................ $3,118,089 $1,539,255 $(53,525) Revenue Requirement ......... $4,603,819 The load taking this service totals 1,258,524 kW, resulting in a proposed rate for FY 2012 of: Regulation and Frequency Response Service The formula rate for Regulation Service has two different applications: 1. Load-based Assessment. The formula for the Load-based Assessment is as follows: regulate is calculated by multiplying the net plant costs by the FCR for generation. Annual Costs = 17.847% × $159,716,812 Annual Costs = $28,504,334 Then, the annual cost per unit of capacity for regulating plants is calculated by dividing the annual costs for regulating plants by the capacity of those plants: E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.010</GPH> The percentage of the TARRG that is included in the revenue requirement is based on the nameplate capability of the generating units with regard to reactive and real power production. The TARRG is multiplied by the complement of the weighted average power factor rating for generating units. The weighted average total revenue requirement, after adjusting for a small amount of VAR Support Service revenue on point-topoint transmission transactions not in the rate design, is as follows: EN03OC11.009</GPH> TARRG = $334,166,538 × 17.847% = $59,638,020 power factor rating for the LAP generating units is 94.77 percent, so the revenue requirement for this rate includes 5.23 percent of the TARRG. The portion of the revenue requirement contributed by LAP plant costs is as follows: LAP Plant Costs = $59,638,020 × 5.2284% = $3,118,089 Plant costs for CRSP plants providing VAR Support Service are calculated using identical methodology. The contribution to the revenue requirement from CRSP plants is $1,539,255. The EN03OC11.008</GPH> Applying this percentage to the amount of net generation plant investment results in the TARRG: 61193 61194 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Next, the portion of the total annual plant costs to be recovered in the Regulation Service rate is calculated by multiplying the annual unit cost by the amount of capacity required for regulation. The capacity required for regulation is subject to re-evaluation every year. Current analyses indicate that 75 MW of capacity will be required for WACM Regulation Service for FY 2012. Of this total, 55 MW will be supplied by LAP plants and 20 MW will be supplied by CRSP plants. Regulating Plant Costs (LAP) = $60.32 × 55,000 kW Regulating Plant Costs (LAP) = $3,317,614 CRSP regulating plant costs are calculated in a similar manner. Inserting this and other financial data for FY 2010 into the formula results in the following Revenue Requirement: LAP Plant Costs .................................................................................................................................................................................. Purchase Power Costs in Support of Regulation .............................................................................................................................. Lost Sales Opportunities from having to generate in off-peak hours ............................................................................................. Transmission Costs for Trapped Regulating Units ........................................................................................................................... Purchases of Transmission ................................................................................................................................................................ CRSP Plant Costs ................................................................................................................................................................................ $3,317,614 5,049,193 1,320,110 1,042,800 52,598 590,429 Annual Revenue Requirement ....................................................................................................................................................... 11,372,744 b. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater than or equal to 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM will assess full Regulation Service charges using the Load-based Assessment applied to the entity’s 12-cp load for that month. c. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater than 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, but less than 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM will assess Regulation Service charges based on linear interpolation of zero charge and full charge, using the Load-based Assessment applied to the entity’s 12-cp load for that month. d. Western will monitor the entity’s self-provision on a regular basis. If Western determines that the entity has not been attempting to self-regulate, Western will, upon notification, employ the full Load-based Assessment described above. output from an intermittent generator to another Balancing Authority will be required to dynamically meter or dynamically schedule that resource out of WACM to another Balancing Authority unless arrangements, satisfactory to Western, are made for that entity to acquire this service from a third party or self-supply (as outlined below). An intermittent generator is one that is volatile and variable due to factors beyond direct operational control and, therefore, is not dispatchable. 2. Self- or Third-party supply: Western may allow an entity to supply some or all of its required regulation, or contract with a third party to do so, even without well-defined boundary metering. This entity must have revenue quality metering at every load and generation point, accurate as defined by NERC, to include MW flow data availability at 6-second or smaller intervals. WACM will evaluate the entity’s metering, telecommunications and regulating resource, as well as the a. Have a well-defined boundary, with WACM-approved revenue-quality metering, accurate as defined by NERC, to include MW flow data availability at 6-second or smaller intervals; b. Have AGC capability; and c. Have demonstrated Regulation Service capability. Self-provision will be measured by use of the entity’s 1-minute average ACE to determine the amount of selfprovision. The ACE will be used to calculate Regulation Service charges every hour as follows: a. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is less than or equal to 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, no Regulation Service charges will be assessed by WACM. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 Alternative Arrangements 1. Exporting Intermittent Resource Requirement: An entity that exports the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.012</GPH> 2,791,390 kW and 73,220 kW, respectively. EN03OC11.011</GPH> nameplate capacity of intermittent resources serving load inside WACM are 2. Self-Provision Assessment. Western allows entities with AGC to self-provide for all or a portion of their loads. Entities with AGC are known as SubBalancing Authorities (SBA) and must meet all of the following criteria: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 The load inside WACM requiring Regulation Service and the installed Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices required level of regulation, and determine whether the entity qualifies to self-supply under this provision. If approved, the entity will be required to enter into a separate agreement with Western, which will specify the terms of the self-supply application. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Energy Imbalance Service WACM provides Energy Imbalance Service using a penalty and bandwidth structure with three deviation bands as follows. The term ‘‘metered load’’ is defined to be ‘‘metered load adjusted for losses.’’ 1. An imbalance of less than or equal to 1.5 percent of metered load (or 4 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour will be settled financially at 100 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price. Each hour will stand on its own— there will be no monthly netting. 2. An imbalance between 1.5 percent and 7.5 percent of metered load (or 4 to 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour will be settled financially at 90 percent of WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled exceeds metered load or 110 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled is less than metered load. 3. An imbalance greater than 7.5 percent of metered load (or 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour will be settled financially at 75 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled exceeds metered load or 125 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled is less than metered load. Aggregate Imbalance, Pricing, and Settlement All Energy Imbalance Service provided by WACM will be accounted for hourly and settled financially after the end of each month. The WACM aggregate imbalance will determine the pricing used in all settlements, including those subject to a penalty. For each hour, the gross energy imbalance for all entities inside WACM will be totaled/netted to determine an aggregate energy imbalance for WACM. The sign of the aggregate energy imbalance will determine whether WACM sale or purchase pricing will be used for settling imbalances in that hour. A calculated surplus will dictate the use of sale pricing; a calculated deficit will dictate the use of purchase pricing. When there are no real-time sales or purchases within an hour, pricing defaults will be applied in the following order: 1. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the day (on- and off-peak). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 2. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the current month (on- and off-peak). 3. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the prior month (on- and offpeak). 4. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the month immediately prior to the prior month (and continuing in this manner until sale or purchase pricing is located) (on- and off-peak). Expansion of the Bandwidth Expansion of the bandwidth may be done to accommodate the following: (1) Response to physical resource loss; (2) transition of large thermal resources. Details are as follows: 1. Western will expand the bandwidth during an event established by a Western-recognized reserve-sharing group, such as the Rocky Mountain Reserve Group. A response made by a member of the reserve group will be accounted for by an after-the-fact schedule. Normally, these events are 1– 2 hours in duration. Since the after-thefact schedule replaces lost generation, no expansion will be necessary for the entity receiving the response. The expanded bandwidth will apply to the customer that increased generation in response to the event and will be based on the magnitude of that customer’s generation response. 2. During transition of large base-load thermal resources (capacity greater than 200 MW) between off-line and on-line following a reserve sharing group response, Western may expand the bandwidth to eliminate all penalties during hours in which the unit generates less than the predetermined minimum scheduling level. Western may not have access to information necessary to determine these hours for some generators and will not have access to information on events for reserve sharing groups outside RMR. Customers should request bandwidth expansion in hours in which they believe it to be warranted. Western may request additional information for its decision as to whether to grant the request. Bandwidth will not be expanded when ramping services have been acquired by another entity. Balancing Authority Operating Constraints Western reserves the right to offer no credit for Energy Imbalance Service over-deliveries during times of WACM operating constraints, such as ‘‘mustrun’’ hydrologic conditions, or times when WACM cannot dispose of surplus energy. Due to the unpredictable nature of hour-to-hour energy imbalances and the very short notice for disposition of PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 61195 over-deliveries, WACM may experience some hours of zero-value sales and may eliminate credits in these hours. If WACM is unable to dispose of the entire net over-delivery and operating criteria for the Balancing Authority are not met, there may be financial sanctions to Western from reliability oversight agencies, such as NERC or WECC. In these cases, credits to customers will be eliminated and customers over-delivering may share in the cost of the sanction. Also, there may be conditions under which customers who under-deliver may share in any sanctions imposed on Western by reliability oversight agencies. Generator Imbalance Service WACM will provide Generator Imbalance Service to the following customers: 1. Jointly-owned generators whose output is shared by several entities. At the written request of all entities who jointly own the generator’s output, WACM will accept allocations of the generation among the participants. In this situation, a participant’s share of actual generation will be included in its separate Energy Imbalance calculation. 2. Intermittent generators. At the written request of the customer, WACM will include the intermittent generator(s) in the customer’s Energy Imbalance calculation. The customer makes this choice with the understanding that the intermittent generator will be subject to 3rd band (25 percent) penalties (see formula rate details below). 3. Non-intermittent generators serving load only outside WACM. An entity’s solely-owned nonintermittent generator serving load inside WACM will be included in its Energy Imbalance Service calculation. WACM will provide Generator Imbalance Service using a penalty and bandwidth structure with three deviation bands as follows: 1. An imbalance of less than or equal to 1.5 percent of metered generation (or 4 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 100 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price. 2. An imbalance between 1.5 percent and 7.5 percent of metered generation (or 4 to 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 90 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation exceeds scheduled generation or 110 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation is less than scheduled generation. 3. An imbalance greater than 7.5 percent of metered generation (or 10 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 61196 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 75 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation exceeds scheduled generation or 125 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation is less than scheduled generation. Intermittent generators will be exempt from the 25 percent penalty band. All imbalances greater than 1.5 percent of metered generation for an intermittent generator will be subject only to a 10 percent penalty. The features of Energy Imbalance Service described above under Aggregate Imbalance, Pricing, and Settlement, Expansion of the Bandwidth, and Balancing Authority Operating Constraints, also apply to Generator Imbalance Service. Penalty Elimination In any hour, Western will charge a customer a penalty for either Generator Imbalance Service or Energy Imbalance Service, but not both, unless the imbalances aggravate rather than offset each other. In an hour in which penalties on offsetting imbalances would exist based on the separate imbalance calculations, Western will remove the penalty from the Generator Imbalance calculation. There will be no penalty elimination for jointly-owned generators whose participants have a separate Energy Imbalance calculation. Administrative Charge In the Notice of Proposed Rates (76 FR 5148), Western proposed to assess an administrative charge on each monthly settlement under both Energy Imbalance and Generator Imbalance Services. After further analysis and customer input, Western has decided not to implement an administrative charge under either service. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Operating Reserve—Spinning and Supplemental WACM has no long-term Reserves available for sale. At a customer’s request, WACM will purchase and pass through the cost of Reserves and any activation energy, plus a fee for administration. For all Reserves purchased, the customer will be responsible for providing the transmission to deliver the Reserves. Ancillary Services Comments Western received one written comment concerning the Ancillary Services during the public consultation and comment period. This comment has been paraphrased where appropriate, without compromising the meaning of the comment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 Comment: The customer requested that, for Regulation Service, rather than requiring an intermittent generator that exports its output to dynamically meter or dynamically schedule the generation out of WACM, Western open communications to pursue other options to avoid this requirement. The customer expressed concern about the cost of implementing this requirement and the effects the unexpected costs will have on member municipalities and their customers. The customer also noted that these additional costs were not known at the inception of its existing projects when cost analyses were being performed. Response: Western thanks the customer for its comment. As noted above under Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Alternative Arrangements), Western has included as a part of the Regulation Service rate schedule, a condition under which an exporting intermittent generator will not have to be dynamically removed from WACM. Under this condition, the entity must make arrangements, satisfactory to Western, to acquire Regulation and Frequency Response Service from a third party or self-supply it. Western believes that this is a reasonable requirement that will not place an undue burden on existing or potential customers who will export intermittent generation from WACM, but will support the concept in Western’s Tariff that WACM is required to provide Ancillary Services only for LoadServing Entities. Availability of Information All brochures, studies, comments, letters, memorandums, or other documents that Western used to develop the Provisional Formula Rates are available for inspection and copying at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, located at 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, Colorado. Many of these documents and supporting information are also available on Western’s Web site under the ‘‘2012 Rate Adjustment—Transmission and Ancillary Services’’ section located at http://www.wapa.gov/rm/ratesRM/ 2012/default.htm. Ratemaking Procedure Requirements Environmental Compliance In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and DOE NEPA Regulations (10 CFR part 1021), Western has determined that this action is categorically excluded from preparing PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement. Determination Under Executive Order 12866 Western has an exemption from centralized regulatory review under Executive Order 12866; accordingly, no clearance of this notice by the Office of Management and Budget is required. Submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The formula rates herein confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis, together with supporting documents, will be submitted to FERC for confirmation and final approval. Order In view of the foregoing, and under the authority delegated to me, I confirm and approve on an interim basis, effective on the first full billing period on or after October 1, 2011, formula rates for Loveland Area Projects Transmission and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Ancillary Services under Rate Schedules L–NT1, L–FPT1, L–NFPT1, L–AS1, L–AS2, L–AS3, L–AS4, L–AS5, L–AS6, L–AS7, L–AS9, and L–UU1. By this order, I am placing the rates into effect in less than 30 days to meet contract deadlines, to avoid financial difficulties, and to provide rates for new services. These rate schedules shall remain in effect on an interim basis, pending FERC’s confirmation and approval of them or substitute formula rates on a final basis through September 30, 2016. Dated: September 2, 2011. Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary. Rate Schedule L–AS1 Schedule 1 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service Applicable Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service is required to schedule the movement of power into, out of, inside, or through the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM). This service must be purchased from the WACM operator. The rate will be applied to all E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices 61197 will be assessed to those transmission providers. The charges applicable to Federal transmission will be included in the Federal transmission service rates. WACM will accept any number of scheduling changes over the course of the day without any additional charge. Effective Rate Rate Schedule L–AS2 The rate to be in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, is $24.22 per schedule per day. A revised rate will go into effect October 1 of each year of the effective rate period based on the formula above and updated financial and schedule data. Western will notify the Customer annually of the revised rate before October 1. Any change to the rate for Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Schedule 2 to Tariff each transaction on the transmission facilities. The amount of VAR Support Service supplied to the Customer’s (Federal Transmission Customers and customers on others’ transmission systems inside WACM) transactions will be based on the VAR Support Service necessary to maintain transmission voltages within limits that are generally accepted in the region and consistently adhered to by WACM. The Customer must purchase this service from the WACM operator. Customers with generators providing WACM with VAR Support Service may be excluded from the application of this rate. Any such exclusion must be documented in the Customer’s service agreement. October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service Formula Rate Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Formula Rate EN03OC11.014</GPH> Applicable To maintain transmission voltages on all transmission facilities within acceptable limits, generation facilities under the control of the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) are operated to produce or absorb reactive power. Thus, Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources Service (VAR Support Service) is provided for The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.013</GPH> srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 schedules, except those for the delivery of transmission losses to WACM. Unless other arrangements are made with Western, the rate will be divided equally among the transmission providers displayed in the schedule that are inside WACM. The charges applicable to non-Federal transmission 61198 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Rate Types The rate to be in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, is: There are two different applications of this Formula Rate: 1. Load-based Assessment: The rate for the load-based assessment is reflected in the Formula Rate section and is applied to entities that take Regulation Service from WACM. This load-based rate is assessed on an entity’s auxiliary load (total metered load less Federal entitlements) and is also applied to the installed nameplate capacity of all intermittent generators serving load inside WACM. 2. Self-provision Assessment: Western allows entities with AGC to self-provide for all or a portion of their loads. Entities with AGC are known as SubBalancing Authorities (SBA) and must meet all of the following criteria: a. Have a well-defined boundary, with WACM-approved revenue-quality metering, accurate as defined by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), to include MW flow data availability at 6-second or smaller intervals; b. Have AGC capability; c. Demonstrate Regulation Service capability; and d. Execute a contract with WACM: i. Provide all requested data to WACM. ii. Meet SBA error criteria as described under section 2.1 below. 2.1. Self-provision is measured by use of the entity’s 1-minute average Area Control Error (ACE) to determine the amount of self-provision. The ACE is used to calculate the Regulation Service charges every hour as follows: a. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is less than or equal to 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, no Regulation Service charge is assessed by WACM for that hour. b. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater than or equal to 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM assesses Regulation Service charges to the entity’s entire auxiliary load, using the hourly Load-based Assessment applied to the entity’s auxiliary 12-cp load for that month. c. If the entity’s 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater than 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, but less than 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM assesses Regulation Service charges based on linear interpolation of zero charge and full charge, using the hourly Load-based Assessment applied to the entity’s auxiliary 12-cp load for that month. Monthly Weekly Daily Hourly $0.305/kW-month $0.070/kW-week $0.010/kW-day $0.000418/kWh A revised rate will go into effect October 1 of each year of the effective rate period based on the formula above and updated financial and load data. Western will notify the Customer annually of the revised rate before October 1. Any change to the rate for VAR Support Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Rate Schedule L–AS3 Schedule 3 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Regulation and Frequency Response Service srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Applicable Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Regulation Service) is necessary to provide for the continuous balancing of resources with obligations, and for maintaining scheduled interconnection frequency at sixty cycles per second (60 Hz). Regulation Service is accomplished by committing on-line generation whose output is raised or lowered as necessary, predominantly through the use of automatic generation control (AGC) equipment, to follow the moment-bymoment changes in load. The obligation to maintain this balance between resources and load lies with the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) operator. Customers (Federal Transmission Customers and customers on others’ transmission systems inside WACM) must purchase this service from WACM or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy their Regulation Service obligations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 d. Western monitors the entity’s Selfprovision on a regular basis. If Western determines that the entity has not been attempting to self-regulate, WACM will, upon notification, employ the Loadbased Assessment described in No. 1, above. Alternative Arrangements Exporting Intermittent Resource Requirement: An entity that exports the output from an intermittent generator to another balancing authority will be required to dynamically meter or dynamically schedule that resource out of WACM to another balancing authority unless arrangements, satisfactory to Western, are made for that entity to acquire this service from a third party or self-supply (as outlined below). An intermittent generator is one that is volatile and variable due to factors beyond direct operational control and, therefore, is not dispatchable. Self- or Third-party supply: Western may allow an entity to supply some or all of its required regulation, or contract with a third party to do so, even without well-defined boundary metering. This entity must have revenue quality metering at every load and generation point, accurate as defined by NERC, to include MW flow data availability at 6second or smaller intervals. Western will evaluate the entity’s metering, telecommunications and regulating resource, as well as the required level of regulation, and determine whether the entity qualifies to self-supply under this provision. If approved, the entity is required to enter into a separate agreement with Western which will specify the terms of the self-supply application. Customer Accommodation For entities unwilling to take Regulation Service, self-provide it as described above, or acquire the service from a third party, Western will assist the entity in dynamically metering its loads/resources to another balancing authority. Until such time as that meter configuration is accomplished, the entity will be responsible for charges assessed by WACM under the rate in effect. Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Formula Rate E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices The rate to be in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, for Nos. 1 and 2, as described above in the ‘‘Types’’ section of this rate schedule, is: Monthly Weekly Daily Hourly $0.331/kW-month $0.076/kW-week $0.011/kW-day $0.000458/kWh A revised rate will go into effect October 1 of each year of the effective rate period based on the formula above and updated financial and load data. Western will notify the Customer annually of the revised rate before October 1. Any change to the rate for Regulation Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Rate Schedule L–AS4 Schedule 4 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Energy Imbalance Service srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Applicable The Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) provides Energy Imbalance Service when there is a difference between a Customer’s (Federal Transmission Customers and customers on others’ transmission systems inside WACM) resources and obligations. Energy Imbalance is calculated as resources minus obligations (adjusted for transmission and transformer losses) for any combination of generation, scheduled transfers, transactions, or actual load integrated over each hour. Customers inside WACM must either obtain this service from WACM or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy their Energy Imbalance Service obligation. This rate applies to all customers with load inside WACM. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Formula Rate Imbalances are calculated in three deviation bands as follows. The term ‘‘metered load’’ is defined to be ‘‘metered load adjusted for losses.’’ 1. An imbalance of less than or equal to 1.5 percent of metered load (or 4 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 100 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price. 2. An imbalance between 1.5 percent and 7.5 percent of metered load (or 4 to 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 90 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled exceeds metered load or 110 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled is less than metered load. 3. An imbalance greater than 7.5 percent of metered load (or 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 75 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled exceeds metered load or 125 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when net energy scheduled is less than metered load. All Energy Imbalance Service provided by WACM is accounted for hourly and settled financially. The WACM aggregate imbalance determines the pricing used in all deviation bands. A surplus dictates the use of sale pricing; a deficit dictates the use of purchase pricing. When no hourly data is available, the pricing defaults for sales and purchase pricing are applied in the following order: 1. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the day (on- and off-peak). 2. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the month (on- and off-peak). 3. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the prior month (on- and offpeak). 4. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the month prior to the prior month (and continuing until sale or purchase pricing is located) (on- and offpeak). Expansion of the bandwidth may be allowed during the following instances: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 • Response to the loss of a physical resource. • During transition of large base-load thermal resources (capacity greater than 200 MW) between off-line and on-line following a reserve sharing group response, when the unit generates less than the predetermined minimum scheduling level. During periods of balancing authority operating constraints, Western reserves the right to eliminate credits for overdeliveries. The cost to Western of any penalty assessed by a regulatory authority due to a violation of operating standards resulting from under- or overdelivery of energy may be passed through to Energy Imbalance Service customers. Rate The bandwidths, penalties, and pricing described above are in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. Any change to the rate for Energy Imbalance Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Rate Schedule L–AS5 Schedule 5 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Operating Reserve—Spinning Reserve Service Applicable Spinning Reserve Service (Reserves) is needed to serve load immediately in the event of a system contingency. Reserves may be provided by generating units that are on-line and loaded at less than maximum output. The Customers (Federal Transmission Customers and customers on others’ transmission system inside Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM)) must either purchase this service from WACM or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy their Reserves obligation. E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.015</GPH> Rate 61199 61200 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Effective Rate Schedule L–AS7 The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. October 1, 2011 Formula Rate Rocky Mountain Region WACM has no long-term Reserves available for sale. At a Customer’s request, WACM will purchase Reserves and pass through the cost of Reserves and any activation energy, plus a fee for administration. The Customer will be responsible for providing the transmission to deliver the Reserves. Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Rate Schedule L–AS6 Schedule 6 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority Operating Reserve—Supplemental Reserve Service Applicable Supplemental Reserve Service (Reserves) is needed to serve load in the event of a system contingency; however, it is not available immediately to serve load but rather within a short period of time. Reserves may be provided by generating units that are on-line but unloaded, by quick-start generation, or by interruptible load. The Customers (Federal Transmission Customers and customers on others’ transmission system inside Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM)) must either purchase this service from WACM or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy their Reserves obligation. Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Formula Rate WACM has no long-term Reserves available for sale. At a Customer’s request, WACM will purchase Reserves and pass through the cost of Reserves and any activation energy, plus a fee for administration. The Customer will be responsible for providing the transmission to deliver the Reserves. 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 Western Area Power Administration Transmission Losses Service Applicable The Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) provides Transmission Losses Service to all Transmission Service Providers who market transmission inside WACM. The loss factor currently in effect is posted on the Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) Web site. Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Western Area Power Administration VerDate Mar<15>2010 United States Department of Energy Formula Rate Transmission Losses are assessed for all real-time and prescheduled transactions on transmission facilities inside WACM. The Customer is allowed the option of energy repayment or financial repayment. Energy repayment may be either concurrently or seven days later, to be delivered using the same profile as the related transmission transaction. Customers must declare annually their preferred methodology of energy payback. When a transmission loss energy obligation is not provided (or is underprovided) by a Customer for a transmission transaction, the energy still owed for Transmission Losses is calculated and a charge is assessed to the Customer, based on the WACM weighted average hourly purchase price. Pricing for loss energy due 7 days later, and not received by WACM, will be priced at the 7-day-later-price based on the WACM weighted average hourly purchase price. There will be no financial compensation or energy return to Customers for over-delivery of Transmission Losses, as there should be no condition beyond the control of the Customer that results in overpayment. Rate This loss factor, as posted on the RMR OASIS, is in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. Customers may settle financially or with energy. The pricing for this service will be the WACM weighted average hourly PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 purchase price. When no hourly data is available, pricing defaults will be applied in the following order: 1. Weighted average purchase pricing for the day (on- and off-peak). 2. Weighted average purchase pricing for the current month (on- and off-peak). 3. Weighted average purchase pricing for the prior month (on- and off-peak). 4. Weighted average purchase pricing for the month prior to the prior month (and continuing until or purchase pricing is located) (on- and off-peak). Any change to the rate for Transmission Losses Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Rate Schedule L–FPT1 Schedule 7 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Long-Term Firm and Short-Term Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service Applicable The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) each month for Reserved Capacity under the applicable Firm Point-toPoint Transmission Service Agreement and the rate outlined herein. Discounts Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission service as follows: (1) Any offer of a discount made by LAP must be announced to all eligible customers solely by posting on the Rocky Mountain Region’s Open Access Same-Time Information System web site (OASIS); (2) any customerinitiated requests for discounts, including requests for use by the LAP merchant, must occur solely by posting on the OASIS; and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted on the OASIS. For any discount agreed upon for service on a path, from Point(s) of Receipt to Point(s) of Delivery, LAP must offer the same discounted transmission service rate for the same time period to all eligible customers on all unconstrained transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of delivery on the transmission system. E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Effective 61201 Formula Rate The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Rate Schedule L–NFPT1 Schedule 8 to Tariff Maximum of Yearly Monthly Weekly Daily $41.80/kW of reserved capacity per year $3.48/kW of reserved capacity per month $0.80/kW of reserved capacity per week $0.11/kW of reserved capacity per day October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service A revised rate will go into effect October 1 of each year of the effective rate period based on the formula above, updated financial and load projections, and the true-up of previous projections. Western will notify the Transmission Customer annually of the revised rate before October 1. Any change to the rate for Long-Term Firm and Short-Term Firm Transmission Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, Applicable Rate Customer annually of the revised rate before October 1. Any change to the rate for Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. The rate to be in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, is: Maximum of Yearly Monthly Weekly srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Daily Hourly $41.80/kW of reserved capacity per year $3.48/kW of reserved capacity per month $0.80/kW of reserved capacity per week $0.11/kW of reserved capacity per day 4.77 mills/kWh The Transmission Customer will compensate Loveland Area Projects (LAP) for Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service under the applicable Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service Agreement and the rate outlined herein. Discounts Three principal requirements apply to discounts for transmission service as The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Formula Rate 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Rate Schedule L–NT1 Schedule H to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement for Network Integration Transmission Service Applicable Transmission Customers will compensate the Loveland Area Projects each month for Network Integration Transmission Service under the applicable Network Integration Transmission Service Agreement and the Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement described herein. A revised rate will go into effect October 1 of each year of the effective rate period based on the formula above, updated financial and load projections, and the true-up of previous projections. Western will notify the Transmission VerDate Mar<15>2010 Effective Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.017</GPH> The rate to be in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, is: follows: (1) Any offer of a discount made by LAP must be announced to all eligible customers solely by posting on Rocky Mountain Region’s Open Access Same-Time Information System web site (OASIS); (2) any customer-initiated requests for discounts, including requests for use by the LAP merchant, must occur solely by posting on the OASIS; and (3) once a discount is negotiated, details must be immediately posted on the OASIS. For any discount agreed upon for service on a path, from Point(s) of Receipt to Point(s) of Delivery, LAP must offer the same discounted transmission service rate for the same time period to all eligible customers on all unconstrained transmission paths that go to the same point(s) of delivery on the transmission system. EN03OC11.016</GPH> Rate 61202 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Effective Formula Rate The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Rate Schedule L–AS9 Schedule 9 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Generator Imbalance Service Applicable The Western Area Colorado Missouri (WACM) Balancing Authority provides Generator Imbalance Service when there is a difference between a Customer’s (Federal Transmission Customers and customers on others’ transmission systems inside WACM) resources and obligations. Generator Imbalance is calculated as actual generation minus scheduled generation for each hour. Customers inside WACM must either obtain this service from WACM or make alternative comparable arrangements to satisfy their Generator Imbalance Service obligation. This rate applies to all jointly-owned generators (unless arrangements are made to allocate actual generation to each individual owner), intermittent generators (unless arrangements are made to assess the intermittent generator under Rate Schedule L–AS4), and any non- VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 intermittent generators serving load only outside WACM. Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Formula Rate Imbalances are calculated in three deviation bands as follows: 1. An imbalance of less than or equal to 1.5 percent of metered generation (or 4 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 100 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price. 2. An imbalance between 1.5 percent and 7.5 percent of metered generation (or 4 to 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 90 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation exceeds scheduled generation or 110 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation is less than scheduled generation. 3. An imbalance greater than 7.5 percent of metered generation (or 10 MW, whichever is greater) for any hour is settled financially at 75 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation exceeds scheduled generation or 125 percent of the WACM weighted average hourly price when actual generation is less than scheduled generation. Intermittent generators are exempt from 25 percent penalties. All imbalances greater than 1.5 percent of metered generation are subject only to a 10 percent penalty. All Generator Imbalance Service provided by WACM is accounted for hourly and settled financially. The WACM aggregate imbalance determines the pricing used in all deviation bands. A surplus dictates the use of sale pricing; a deficit dictates the use of purchase pricing. When no hourly data is available, the pricing defaults for sales and purchase pricing are applied in the following order: 1. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the day (on- and off-peak). PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 2. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the current month (on- and off-peak). 3. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the prior month (on- and offpeak). 4. Weighted average sale or purchase pricing for the month prior to the prior month (and continuing until sale or purchase pricing is located) (on- and offpeak). Expansion of the bandwidth may be allowed during the following instances: • Response to the loss of a physical resource. • During transition of large base-load thermal resources (capacity greater than 200 MW) between off-line and on-line following a reserve sharing group response, when the unit generates less than the predetermined minimum scheduling level. During periods of balancing authority operating constraints, Western reserves the right to eliminate credits for overdeliveries. The cost to Western of any penalty assessed by a regulatory authority due to a violation of operating standards resulting from under- or overdelivery of energy may be passed through to Generator Imbalance Service customers. Rate The bandwidths, penalties, and pricing described above are in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. Any change to the rate for Generator Imbalance Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3 EN03OC11.018</GPH> Rate The Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement in effect October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, is $56,775,913. A revised Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement will go into effect October 1 of each year of the effective rate period based on updated financial projections and the true-up of previous projections. Western will notify the Transmission Customer annually of the revised Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement before October 1. Any change to the rate for Network Integration Transmission Service will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2011 / Notices Rate Schedule L–UU1 Schedule 10 to Tariff October 1, 2011 United States Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration Rocky Mountain Region Loveland Area Projects Unreserved Use Penalties Applicable The Transmission Customer shall compensate the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) each month for any unreserved use of the transmission system (Unreserved Use) under the applicable transmission service rates as outlined herein. Unreserved Use occurs when an eligible customer uses transmission service that it has not reserved or a Transmission Customer uses transmission service in excess of its reserved capacity. Unreserved Use may also include a Customer’s failure to curtail transmission when requested. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES3 Penalty Rate The penalty rate for a Transmission Customer that engages in Unreserved Use is 200 percent of LAP’s approved rate for firm point-to-point transmission VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Sep 30, 2011 Jkt 226001 service assessed as follows: the Unreserved Use Penalty for a single hour of Unreserved Use is based upon the rate for daily firm point-to-point service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for more than one assessment for a given duration (e.g., daily) increases to the next longest duration (e.g., weekly). The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use (e.g., more than one hour) within a day is based on the rate for daily firm point-to-point service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use isolated to one calendar week is based on the rate for weekly firm point-topoint service. The Unreserved Use Penalty for multiple instances of Unreserved Use during more than one week in a calendar month is based on the rate for monthly firm point-to-point service. A Transmission Customer that exceeds its firm reserved capacity at any point of receipt or point of delivery, or an eligible customer that uses transmission service at a point of receipt or point of delivery that it has not reserved, is required to pay for all ancillary services that were provided by the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority and associated PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 61203 with the Unreserved Use. The Customer will pay for ancillary services based on the amount of transmission service it used and did not reserve. Effective The first day of the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2016. Rate The rate for Unreserved Use Penalties is 200 percent of LAP’s approved rate for firm point-to-point transmission service assessed as described above. Any change to the rate for Unreserved Use Penalties will be listed in a revision to this rate schedule issued under applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies and made part of the applicable service agreement. [FR Doc. 2011–23391 Filed 9–12–11; 8:45 am] Editorial Note: FR Doc. 2011–23391 which was originally published on pages 56433– 56452 in the issue of Tuesday, September 13, 2011 is being republished in its entirety in the issue of Monday, October 3, 2011 because of editing errors. [FR Doc. R1–2011–23391 Filed 9–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\03OCN3.SGM 03OCN3

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Loveland Area Projects--Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing 
Authority--Rate Order No. WAPA-155

Republication

    Editorial Note: FR Doc. 2011-23391 was originally published on 
pages 56433-56452 in the issue of Tuesday, September 13, 2011. In 
that publication an incorrect version of this document was 
published. The corrected document is republished below in its 
entirety.

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of order concerning transmission and ancillary services 
formula rates.

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SUMMARY: The Deputy Secretary of Energy has confirmed and approved Rate 
Order No. WAPA-155 and Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-AS1, L-
AS2, L-AS3, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6, L-AS7, L-AS9, and L-UU1, placing 
Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and Western Area Colorado 
Missouri (WACM) Balancing Authority ancillary services formula rates 
into effect on an interim basis. The provisional formula rates will be 
in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 
confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or 
until they are replaced by other formula rates. The provisional formula 
rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, 
including interest expense, and to repay power investment within the 
allowable periods.

DATES: Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS3, L-
AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6, L-AS7, L-AS9, and L-UU1 will be placed into effect 
on an interim basis on the first day of the first full billing period 
beginning on or after October 1, 2011, and will remain in effect until 
FERC confirms, approves, and places the rate schedules into effect on a 
final basis for a 5-year period ending September 30, 2016, or until the 
rate schedules are superseded.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bradley S. Warren, Regional 
Manager, Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538-
8986, telephone (970) 461-7201, or Mrs. Sheila D. Cook, Rates Manager, 
Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, Western Area Power 
Administration, 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538-
8986, telephone (970) 461-7211, e-mail scook@wapa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Deputy Secretary of Energy approved 
current Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS3, L-
AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6, and L-AS7 on December 30, 2003 (Rate Order No. WAPA-
106, 69 FR 1723, January 12, 2004).\1\ These rates became effective on 
March 1, 2004, with an expiration date of February 28, 2009. The rate 
schedules, with the exception of Rate Schedule L-AS3, Regulation and 
Frequency Response, were extended through February 28, 2011, under Rate 
Order No. WAPA-141.\2\ Rate Schedule L-AS3 was revised and approved 
under Rate Order No. WAPA-118,\3\ which became effective on June 1, 
2006, with an expiration date of May 31, 2011. Under Rate Order No. 
WAPA-154,\4\ all LAP transmission and WACM ancillary services rate 
schedules, including L-AS3, were extended through February 28, 2013.
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    \1\ WAPA-106 was approved by FERC on a final basis on January 
31, 2005, in Docket No. EF2-04-5182-000 (110 FERC ] 62,084).
    \2\ WAPA-141, Extension of Rate Order No. WAPA-106 through 
February 28, 2011. 73 FR 48382, August 19, 2008.
    \3\ WAPA-118 was approved by FERC on a final basis on November 
17, 2006, in Docket No. EF-06-5182-000 (117 FERC ] 62,163).
    \4\ WAPA-154, Extension of Rate Order Nos. WAPA-106 and WAPA-118 
through February 28, 2013. 76 FR 1429, January 10, 2011.
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LAP Transmission Service

    Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, and L-NFPT1 for LAP transmission 
services are based on a revenue requirement that recovers the LAP 
transmission system costs for facilities associated with providing all 
transmission services as well as the non-transmission facility costs 
allocated to transmission services. These firm and non-firm LAP 
transmission service rates include the costs for scheduling, system 
control, and dispatch service needed to provide the transmission 
service.
    Rate Schedule L-UU1, Unreserved Use Penalties, is a new rate 
schedule established in accordance with Western's Open Access 
Transmission Tariff (Tariff). This rate will recover costs for 
transmission service that has not been reserved or has been used in 
excess of the amount reserved. Rate Schedule L-UU1 also provides for a 
penalty in addition to the base charge for the transmission service 
used. Previously, a penalty for unauthorized use of transmission was 
included in the Point-to-Point Transmission Service, Rate Schedules L-
FPT1 and L-NFPT1.
    Rate Schedule L-AS7, Transmission Losses Service, is designed to 
recover losses on all real-time and prescheduled transactions on 
transmission facilities inside WACM.

Ancillary Services

    Western will provide seven ancillary services pursuant to its 
Tariff. These are: (1) Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service 
(L-AS1); (2) Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or 
Other Sources Service (L-AS2); (3) Regulation and Frequency Response 
Service (L-AS3); (4) Energy Imbalance Service (L-AS4); (5) Spinning 
Reserve Service (L-AS5); (6) Supplemental Reserve Service (L-AS6); and 
(7) Generator Imbalance Service (L-AS9). Generator Imbalance Service is 
also a new rate schedule established under the Tariff. Currently, 
Generator Imbalance Service is provided under Rate Schedule L-AS4, 
Energy Imbalance Service.
    Rates for LAP transmission and ancillary services will be 
recalculated each year to incorporate the most recent financial, load, 
and schedule information and will be applicable to all transmission and 
ancillary services customers.
    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the 
Secretary of Energy delegated (1) the authority to develop power and 
transmission rates to the Administrator of Western; (2) the authority 
to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim 
basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to 
confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or 
to disapprove such rates to FERC. Existing Department of Energy 
procedures for public participation in power rate adjustments (10 CFR 
903) were published on September 18, 1985 (50 FR 37835).
    Under Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00 and 00-001.00C, 10 CFR part 
903, and 18 CFR part 300, I hereby confirm, approve, and place Rate 
Order No. WAPA-155, the proposed LAP transmission and WACM ancillary 
services formula rates, into effect on an interim basis. By this order, 
I am placing the rates into effect in less than 30 days to meet 
contract deadlines, to avoid financial difficulties, and to provide 
rates for new services. The revised Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-
NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS3, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6, L-AS7, L-AS9, and L-
UU1 will be submitted promptly to FERC for confirmation and approval on 
a final basis.


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    Dated: September 2, 2011.
Daniel B. Poneman,
Deputy Secretary.

Order Confirming, Approving, and Placing the Loveland Area Projects 
Transmission and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority 
Ancillary Services Formula Rates Into Effect on an Interim Basis

    These transmission and ancillary services formula rates are 
established pursuant to section 302 of the Department of Energy (DOE) 
Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7152). This act transferred to and vested 
in the Secretary of Energy the power marketing functions of the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) 
under the Reclamation Act of 1902 (ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388), as amended 
and supplemented by subsequent laws, particularly section 9(c) of the 
Reclamation Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) and section 5 of the Flood 
Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), and other acts that specifically 
apply to the projects involved.
    By Delegation Order No. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, the 
Secretary of Energy delegated: (1) The authority to develop power and 
transmission rates to the Administrator of Western; (2) the authority 
to confirm, approve, and place such rates into effect on an interim 
basis to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; and (3) the authority to 
confirm, approve, and place into effect on a final basis, to remand, or 
to disapprove such rates to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC). Existing DOE procedures for public participation in power rate 
adjustments (10 CFR part 903) were published on September 18, 1985.

Acronyms/Terms and Definitions

    As used in this Rate Order, the following acronyms/terms and 
definitions apply:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Acronym/Term                          Definition
------------------------------------------------------------------------
$/kW-month:                          Dollars per kilowatt per month.
12-cp:                               Rolling 12-month average of
                                      customers' loads in excess of
                                      Federal Entitlement, coincident
                                      with the Loveland Area Projects
                                      (LAP) transmission system peak.
Administrator:                       The Administrator of the Western
                                      Area Power Administration.
Area Control Error (ACE):            The instantaneous difference
                                      between a Balancing Authority's
                                      net actual and scheduled
                                      interchange, taking into account
                                      the effects of frequency bias and
                                      correction for meter error.
Ancillary Services:                  Those services that are necessary
                                      to support the transmission of
                                      capacity and energy from resources
                                      to loads while maintaining
                                      reliable operation of the
                                      Transmission Provider's
                                      transmission system in accordance
                                      with good utility practice.
ATRR:                                Annual transmission revenue
                                      requirement.
Automatic Generation Control:        Equipment that automatically
                                      adjusts generation in a Balancing
                                      Authority area from a central
                                      location to maintain the Balancing
                                      Authority's interchange schedule
                                      plus frequency bias.
Balancing Authority:                 The responsible entity that
                                      integrates resource plans ahead of
                                      time, maintains load-interchange-
                                      generation balance within a
                                      Balancing Authority area, and
                                      supports interconnection frequency
                                      in real time.
Control Area:                        The term used for a Balancing
                                      Authority area in Western's Open
                                      Access Transmission Tariff.
CRSP:                                Colorado River Storage Project.
DOE:                                 Department of Energy.
Energy Imbalance Service:            The ancillary service in which the
                                      Balancing Authority corrects
                                      hourly for the difference between
                                      a customer's energy supply and
                                      energy usage.
Federal Customers:                   LAP customers taking delivery of
                                      long-term firm service under firm
                                      electric service contracts,
                                      project use, and special use
                                      contracts.
Firm Electric Service Contracts:     Contracts for the sale of long-term
                                      firm LAP Federal energy and
                                      capacity, pursuant to the Post-
                                      1989 General Power Marketing and
                                      Allocation Criteria (Marketing
                                      Plan).
Firm Point-to-Point Transmission     The highest priority transmission
 Service:                             service offered to customers on a
                                      specified path that anticipates no
                                      planned interruption.
Federal Entitlements:                The energy and capacity delivered
                                      to Federal Customers under Firm
                                      Electric Service Contracts.
FERC:                                Federal Energy Regulatory
                                      Commission.
Fry-Ark:                             Fryingpan-Arkansas Project.
FY:                                  Fiscal Year, October 1 through
                                      September 30.
Generator Imbalance Service:         The ancillary service in which the
                                      Balancing Authority corrects
                                      hourly for the difference between
                                      a customer's actual generation and
                                      scheduled generation.
kW:                                  Kilowatt. The electrical unit of
                                      capacity equal to 1,000 watts.
kWh:                                 Kilowatt-hour. The electrical unit
                                      of energy equal to 1 kW produced
                                      or delivered for 1 hour.
kW-month:                            Kilowatt-month. The electrical unit
                                      of energy equal to 1 kW produced
                                      or delivered for 1 month.
LAP:                                 Loveland Area Projects.
LAP Transmission System or Service:  Transmission system operated by, or
                                      service provided by, the Loveland
                                      Area Projects.
LAP Transmission System Total Load:  Sum of 12-cp averages for all
                                      customer loads for Network
                                      Integration Transmission Service,
                                      plus 12-month rolling average of
                                      monthly entitlements of Federal
                                      Customers, plus reserved capacity
                                      for all Long-Term Firm Point-to-
                                      Point Transmission Service.
Load ratio share:                    Network Transmission Customer's 12-
                                      cp load coincident with LAP's
                                      monthly transmission system peak,
                                      expressed as a ratio.
Load Serving Entity (LSE):           An entity within the Balancing
                                      Authority that secures energy and
                                      transmission service (and related
                                      interconnected operations
                                      services) to serve the electrical
                                      demand and energy requirements of
                                      its end-use customers.
Long-Term Firm Point-to-Point        Firm Point-to-Point Transmission
 Transmission Service:                Service reservation for a duration
                                      of at least 12 consecutive months.

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Losses:                              The reduction of power being
                                      delivered as it moves across
                                      transmission lines or other
                                      equipment, due to resistance in
                                      the conducting material.
M&I:                                 Municipal and Industrial.
Mill:                                Unit of monetary value equal to
                                      .001 of a U.S. dollar; i.e., \1/
                                      10\ of a cent.
Mills/kWh:                           Mills per kilowatt-hour.
Monthly Entitlements:                Maximum capacity to be delivered
                                      each month under Firm Electric
                                      Service Contracts. Each monthly
                                      entitlement is a percentage of the
                                      seasonal contract-rate-of-
                                      delivery.
MW:                                  Megawatt. The unit of electrical
                                      capacity that equals 1,000 kW or
                                      1,000,000 watts.
NERC:                                North American Electric Reliability
                                      Corporation.
Network Integration Transmission     Firm transmission service for the
 Service:                             delivery of capacity and energy
                                      from designated network resources
                                      to designated network loads not
                                      using one specific path.
Non-Firm Point-to-Point              Point-to-point transmission service
 Transmission Service:                reserved on an as-available basis
                                      for periods ranging from 1 hour to
                                      1 year.
Open Access Same Time Information    An electronic posting system that
 System (OASIS):                      the Transmission Provider
                                      maintains for transmission access
                                      data that allows all transmission
                                      customers to view the data
                                      simultaneously.
Operating Reserve--Spinning Reserve  Generation capacity needed to serve
 Service:                             load immediately in the event of a
                                      system contingency. Spinning
                                      Reserve Service may be provided by
                                      generating units that are on-line
                                      and loaded at less than maximum
                                      output.
Operating Reserve--Supplemental      Generation capacity needed to serve
 Reserve Service:                     load in the event of a system
                                      contingency, which capacity is not
                                      available immediately to serve
                                      load but rather within a short
                                      period of time. Supplemental
                                      Reserve Service may be provided by
                                      generation units that are on-line
                                      but unloaded, by quick start
                                      generation, or by interruptible
                                      load.
Provisional Formula Rate:            A formula rate that has been
                                      confirmed, approved, and placed
                                      into effect on an interim basis by
                                      the Deputy Secretary.
P-SMBP:                              Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program.
P-SMBP--WD:                          Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program--
                                      Western Division.
RMR:                                 Rocky Mountain Customer Service
                                      Region.
Reactive Supply and Voltage Control  The ancillary service under which a
 from Generation or Other Sources     Balancing Authority operates
 Service:                             generation facilities under its
                                      control to produce or absorb
                                      reactive power to maintain
                                      voltages on all transmission
                                      facilities within acceptable
                                      limits.
Reclamation:                         The United States Bureau of
                                      Reclamation.
Regulation and Frequency Response    The ancillary service under which a
 Service:                             Balancing Authority maintains
                                      moment-by-moment load-interchange-
                                      generation balance with the
                                      Balancing Authority area and
                                      supports interconnection
                                      frequency.
Scheduling, System Control, and      The ancillary service under which a
 Dispatch Service:                    Balancing Authority sets up an
                                      arrangement for an energy
                                      interchange transaction for
                                      delivery and receipt of energy
                                      between the two entities involved
                                      in the transaction.
Service Agreement:                   The initial agreement and any
                                      amendments or supplements entered
                                      into by a Transmission Customer
                                      and Western for service under the
                                      Tariff.
Short-Term Firm Point-to-Point       Firm Point-to-Point Transmission
 Transmission Service:                Service for a duration of less
                                      than 12 consecutive months.
Sub-Balancing Authority:             An area within a Balancing
                                      Authority area which has its own
                                      boundary metering scheme and for
                                      which an ACE can be measured.
Tariff:                              Western's revised Open Access
                                      Transmission Service Tariff,
                                      effective December 1, 2009 (Docket
                                      NJ10-1-000).
Transmission Customer:               The RMR customer taking Network
                                      Integration Transmission Service
                                      or Point-to-Point Transmission
                                      Service.
Transmission Losses Service:         The service provided by the
                                      Balancing Authority to supply
                                      electrical losses on pre-scheduled
                                      and real-time transmission
                                      transactions.
Transmission Provider:               An entity that administers a
                                      transmission tariff and provides
                                      transmission service to
                                      transmission customers under
                                      applicable transmission service
                                      agreements.
Unreserved Use Penalties:            The use of transmission capacity
                                      that was not reserved, or the use
                                      of transmission in excess of
                                      reserved capacity.
WACM:                                Western Area Colorado Missouri
                                      Balancing Authority.
WECC:                                Western Electricity Coordinating
                                      Council.
Western:                             Western Area Power Administration.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Effective Date

    The Provisional Formula Rates will take effect on the first day of 
the first full billing period beginning on or after October 1, 2011, 
and will remain in effect through September 30, 2016, pending approval 
by FERC on a final basis.

Public Notice and Comment

    Western has followed the Procedures for Public Participation in 
Power and Transmission Rate Adjustments and Extensions, 10 CFR Part 
903, in the development of these formula rates and schedules. The steps 
Western took to involve interested parties in the rate process were:
    1. On September 29, 2010, Western held an informal meeting with 
customers and interested parties to discuss the proposed formula rates 
for LAP Transmission and WACM Ancillary Services. Western posted all 
information presented at the informal meeting, as well as responses to 
questions asked at the meeting, on its Web site at http://www.wapa.gov/
rm/ratesRM/2012/default.htm.
    2. Western published a Federal Register notice on January 28, 2011 
(76 FR 5148), officially announcing the proposed LAP Transmission and 
WACM Ancillary Services formula rates adjustment, initiating the public 
consultation and comment period, announcing the date and location of 
the public information and public comment

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forums, and outlining procedures for public participation.
    3. On February 2, 2011, Western sent a letter to all interested 
parties providing them with a copy of the Federal Register notice 
published on January 28, 2011 (76 FR 5148).
    4. On March 9, 2011, Western held its public information forum in 
Loveland, Colorado, where Western representatives explained the need 
for the formula rates adjustment in detail and answered questions.
    5. On March 9, 2011, following the public information forum, 
Western held a public comment forum in Loveland, Colorado, to provide 
an opportunity for customers and other interested parties to comment 
for the record. At this forum, one individual expressed general support 
of Western's efforts to communicate with its customers well in advance 
of implementation of the proposed rates.
    6. Western received one written comment during the 90-day 
consultation and comment period, which ended on April 28, 2011. This 
comment is addressed below following the ancillary services discussion.
    All comments received have been considered in the preparation of 
this Rate Order.

Project Descriptions

    The Post-1989 General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria, 
published in the Federal Register on January 31, 1986 (51 FR 4012), 
integrated the resources of the P-SMBP--WD and Fry-Ark. This 
operational and contractual integration, known as LAP, allowed an 
increase in marketable resources, simplified contract administration, 
and established a blended rate for LAP power sales. WACM offers 
Ancillary Services from a combination of all LAP generation resources 
and some CRSP generation resources.

P-SMBP--WD

    The P-SMBP was authorized by Congress in section 9 of the Flood 
Control Act of December 22, 1944 (Pub. L. 534, 58 Stat. 877, 891). This 
multipurpose program provides flood control, M&I water supply, 
irrigation, navigation, recreation, preservation and enhancement of 
fish and wildlife, and hydroelectric power. Multipurpose projects have 
been developed on the Missouri River and its tributaries in Colorado, 
Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
    In addition to the multipurpose water projects authorized by 
section 9 of the Flood Control Act of 1944, certain other existing 
projects have been integrated with the P-SMBP for power marketing, 
operation, and repayment purposes. The Colorado-Big Thompson, Kendrick, 
Riverton, and Shoshone Projects were combined with P-SMBP in 1954, 
followed by the North Platte Project in 1959. These projects are known 
as the ``Integrated Projects'' of the P-SMBP. The Riverton Project was 
reauthorized as a unit of the P-SMBP in 1970. Together, the P-SMBP--WD 
and the Integrated Projects have 19 power plants.
    There are six power plants in P-SMBP--WD: Glendo, Kortes, and 
Fremont Canyon power plants on the North Platte River; Boysen and Pilot 
Butte power plants on the Wind River; and Yellowtail power plant on the 
Big Horn River. The Colorado-Big Thompson Project has six power plants: 
Green Mountain power plant on the Blue River is on the West Slope of 
the Continental Divide; and Mary's Lake, Estes, Pole Hill, Flatiron, 
and Big Thompson power plants along the Big Thompson River are on the 
East Slope of the Continental Divide. The Kendrick Project has two 
power plants: Alcova and Seminoe power plants on the North Platte 
River. Power plants in the Shoshone Project are the Shoshone, Buffalo 
Bill, Heart Mountain, and Spirit Mountain plants on the Shoshone River. 
The only power plant in the North Platte Project is the Guernsey power 
plant, also on the North Platte River.

Fry-Ark

    Fry-Ark is a trans-mountain diversion development in southeastern 
Colorado authorized by the Act of Congress on August 16, 1962 (Pub. L. 
87-590, 76 Stat. 389, as amended by Title XI of the Act of Congress on 
October 27, 1974 (Pub. L. 93-493, 88 Stat. 1486, 1497)). The Fry-Ark 
diverts water from the Fryingpan River and other tributaries of the 
Roaring Fork River in the Colorado River Basin on the West Slope of the 
Rocky Mountains to the Arkansas River on the East Slope. The water 
diverted from the West Slope, together with regulated Arkansas River 
water, provides supplemental irrigation and M&I water supplies and 
produces hydroelectric power. Flood control, fish and wildlife 
enhancement, and recreation are other important purposes of Fry-Ark. 
The only generating facility in Fry-Ark is the Mt. Elbert Pumped-
Storage power plant on the East Slope.

CRSP

    CRSP was authorized by the Colorado River Storage Project Act, ch. 
203, 70 Stat. 105, on April 11, 1956. The project provides water-use 
developments for states in the Upper Basin (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, 
and Wyoming) while still maintaining water deliveries to the states of 
the Lower Basin (Arizona, California, and Nevada) as required by the 
Colorado River Compact of 1922. CRSP hydroelectric facilities providing 
ancillary services for WACM are the Aspinall power plant (formerly 
Curecanti) on the Gunnison River, the Flaming Gorge power plant on the 
Green River, the Towaoc Power Plant on the Towaoc Canal in southwestern 
Colorado, and the Glen Canyon power plant on the Colorado River.

LAP Transmission Service

    Transmission formula rates, including those for Firm and Non-Firm 
Point-To-Point Transmission Service and Network Integration 
Transmission Service, are designed to recover the annual costs of the 
LAP Transmission System. The transmission rates include the cost of 
Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service. Western will continue 
to bundle transmission service for delivery of LAP long-term firm 
Federal power to Federal Customers in the firm electric service rate 
under existing Firm Electric Service Contracts that expire in 2024.
    The penalty for unauthorized use of transmission, currently 
assessed under the Point-to-Point Transmission rate schedules, will now 
be assessed as a penalty for unreserved use under a separate rate 
schedule, L-UU1. Unreserved Use Penalties will include the basic rate 
for the transmission service used and not reserved, plus a penalty 
equal to the basic rate.
    Transmission losses are assessed for all real-time and prescheduled 
transactions on transmission facilities inside WACM. The current loss 
factor, as posted on the RMR OASIS, is 4.5 percent.

WACM Ancillary Services

    Western will offer seven Ancillary Services pursuant to its Tariff. 
The seven Ancillary Services are: (1) Scheduling, System Control, and 
Dispatch Service (SSCD Service); (2) Reactive Supply and Voltage 
Control from Generation or Other Sources Service (VAR Support Service); 
(3) Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Regulation Service); (4) 
Energy Imbalance Service; (5) Spinning Reserve Service; (6) 
Supplemental Reserve Service; and (7) Generator Imbalance Service. 
Generator Imbalance Service, currently provided as part of Rate 
Schedule L-AS4 for Energy Imbalance Service, is a new service under the 
Tariff. The Ancillary Services formula rates are designed to recover 
only the

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costs incurred for providing the service(s).

Comparison of Existing and Provisional Formula Rates for Transmission 
and Ancillary Services

    The following table displays a comparison of existing formula rates 
and the Provisional Formula Rates for FY 2012. These rates will be 
recalculated annually based on updated financial, schedule, and load 
data.

                                          Formula Rate Comparison Table
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Provisional Formula Rates Effective    Existing Formula Rates Effective October
      Class of Service                October 1, 2011 (FY 2012)                     1, 2010 (FY 2011)
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Network Integration           L-NT1                                     L-NT1
 Transmission Service         Load ratio share of 1/12 of the revenue   Load ratio share of 1/12 of the revenue
                               requirement of $56,775,913.               requirement of $48,000,660.
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Firm Point-to-Point           L-FPT1                                    L-FPT1
 Transmission Service         $3.48/kW-month                            $3.18/kW-month
                                                                        Unauthorized Use Penalty of 150% of
                                                                         demand charge, with a maximum of
                                                                         monthly service.
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Non-Firm Point-to-Point       L-NFPT1                                   L-NFPT1
 Transmission Service         Maximum of 4.77 mills/kWh                 Maximum of 4.17 mills/kWh
                                                                        Unauthorized Use Penalty of 150% of
                                                                         demand charge, with a maximum of
                                                                         monthly service.
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Unreserved Use Penalties      L-UU1                                     Provided Under Rate Schedules L-FPT1 and
                              Penalized 200% of demand charge, with a    L-NFPT1 as Unauthorized Use.
                               maximum of monthly service.
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Transmission Losses Service   L-AS7                                     L-AS7
                              Transmission losses may be settled        Transmission losses may be settled
                               either financially or with energy.        either financially or with energy.
                               Insufficient losses supplied will be      Insufficient losses supplied will be
                               settled financially by default.           settled financially by default.
                              All customers will have the option to     All customers will have the option to
                               return the loss obligation for both       return the loss obligation for both
                               prescheduled and real-time transactions   prescheduled and real-time transactions
                               7 days later, same profile.               7 days later, same profile.
                              Pricing used is WACM weighted average     Pricing used is LAP weighted average
                               hourly purchase price.                    hourly real-time purchase price.
                              Current loss factor as posted is 4.5%.    Current loss factor as posted is 4.5%.
Scheduling, System Control,   L-AS1                                     L-AS1
 and Dispatch Service         $24.22 per schedule per day for non-      $38.30 per tag per day for non-
                               Federal transmission customers. Not      Federal transmission customers.
                               applicable to schedules for delivery of   Applicable to all tags.
                               Losses to WACM.
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Reactive Supply and Voltage   L-AS2                                     L-AS2
 Control from Generation or   $0.305/kW-month                           $0.180/kW-month
 Other Sources Service
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Regulation and Frequency      L-AS3                                     L-AS3
 Response                     $0.331/kW-month                           $0.339/kW-month
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Energy Imbalance Service      L-AS4                                     L-AS4
                              --Imbalances less than or equal to 1.5%   --Imbalances less than or equal to 5%
                               (minimum 4 MW) of metered load settled    (minimum 4 MW) of metered load settled
                               using WACM hourly pricing with no         using WACM hourly pricing with no
                               penalty.                                  penalty.
                              --Imbalances between 1.5% and 7.5%        --Imbalances greater than 5% of metered
                               (minimum 4 MW to 10 MW) of metered load   load settled using WACM hourly pricing
                               settled using WACM hourly pricing with    with a 10% penalty.
                               a 10% penalty.
                              --Imbalances greater than 7.5% (minimum   --WACM aggregate imbalance dictates
                               10 MW) of metered load settled using      pricing in no-penalty band. Customer
                               WACM hourly pricing with a 25% penalty.   imbalance dictates pricing in penalty
                              --WACM aggregate imbalance determines      band (surpluses indicate sale pricing,
                               pricing in all bands--aggregate surplus   deficits indicate purchase pricing).
                               dictates sale pricing, aggregate         --Intermittent resources not subject to
                               deficit dictates purchase pricing.        penalties.
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Operating Reserve Service--   L-AS5, L-AS6                              L-AS5, L-AS6
 Spinning and Supplemental    Long-term Reserves are not available      Long-term Reserves are not available
                               from WACM. Reserves may be acquired and   from WACM. Reserves may be acquired and
                               provided at pass-through cost, plus an    provided at pass-through cost, plus an
                               amount for administration.                amount for administration.
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Generator Imbalance Service   L-AS9                                     Provided under Rate Schedule L-AS4.
                              --Imbalances less than or equal to 1.5%
                               (minimum 4 MW) of metered generation
                               settled using WACM hourly pricing with
                               no penalty.
                              --Imbalances between 1.5% and 7.5%
                               (minimum 4 MW to 10 MW) of metered
                               generation settled using WACM hourly
                               pricing with a 10% penalty.
                              --Imbalances greater than 7.5% (minimum
                               10 MW) of metered generation settled
                               using WACM hourly pricing with a 25%
                               penalty.
                              --Intermittent resources not subject to
                               25% penalties.
                              --WACM aggregate imbalance determines
                               pricing in all bands--aggregate surplus
                               dictates sale pricing, aggregate
                               deficit dictates purchase pricing.
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Certification of Rates

    Western's Administrator certified that the Provisional Formula 
Rates for LAP Transmission and WACM Ancillary Services under Rate 
Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-AS1, L-AS2, L-AS3, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-
AS6, L-AS7, L-AS9, and L-UU1 are the lowest possible rates consistent 
with sound business principles. The Provisional Formula Rates were 
developed following administrative policies and applicable laws.

LAP Transmission Service Discussion

Network Integration Transmission Service

    The monthly charge for Network Integration Transmission Service for 
the Transmission Customer will be as follows:
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN03OC11.000

The customer's load-ratio share is the ratio of its network load to the 
LAP Transmission System Total Load at the LAP system peak. This is 
calculated on a rolling 12-month average (12 coincident peak average or 
12-cp).

Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service

    The formula rate for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service is as 
follows:
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN03OC11.001

    The rates for FY 2012 are as follows:
    [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN03OC11.002
    
    Discussions of the ATRR and the LAP Transmission System Total Load 
are located below.

Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service

    The maximum Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service formula 
rate is the same as the Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service rate. 
Non-Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service is available for periods 
ranging from 1 hour to 1 year.

Maximum Hourly Non-Firm Rate: 4.77 mills/kW of reserved capacity per 
hour

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Annual Transmission Revenue Requirement

    The ATRR is applicable to both Network and Point-to-Point 
Transmission Service. The ATRR is the annual cost of the LAP 
Transmission System, adjusted for revenue credits, costs that increase 
the capacity available for transmission, other miscellaneous charges or 
credits, and the prior year true-up. The formula, with amounts 
calculated for the FY 2012 rate, is as follows:
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN03OC11.003

    The annual cost of the LAP Transmission System is the ratio of 
gross investment cost for transmission facilities to gross investment 
cost for all facilities multiplied by the total annual costs for all 
facilities. Total annual costs include operations and maintenance, 
interest, and depreciation expenses. The calculation, with amounts for 
FY 2012, is as follows:
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    The source for the annual costs is the formalized work plans for FY 
2012 and the FY 2010 Results of Operations for P-SMBP--WD, with certain 
items adjusted for projected asset capitalization or historical trends. 
See discussion below on ``Change to Forward-Looking Transmission 
Rates.''
    The gross investment cost for transmission facilities is determined 
by an analysis of the LAP Transmission System. Each LAP facility is 
classified by function: transmission, sub-transmission, distribution, 
or generation-related. The facilities identified as performing the 
function of transmission include all transmission lines that are 
normally operated in a continuously-looped manner and the associated 
substations and switchyard facilities. In the LAP Transmission System, 
these are primarily the 115-kV and the 230-kV transmission lines. In 
addition, portions of the communication, maintenance, and 
administration facilities are included in the investment costs for 
transmission. Only the investment costs of the facilities identified as 
``transmission'', including allocated costs for communication, 
maintenance, and administration facilities, are used in developing the 
annual cost of the transmission system. The investment costs of 
facilities identified as ``sub-transmission'' and ``distribution'' are 
excluded from the ATRR, as the LAP sub-transmission and distribution 
systems are used primarily for delivery of Federal power to Federal 
Customers. If a Transmission Customer requires the use of the sub-
transmission or distribution systems, an additional facility-use charge 
will be assessed. All Fry-Ark costs are considered generation-related 
and, therefore, are excluded from the ATRR.
    System augmentation expense includes payments made to others for 
their systems' augmentation of the LAP Transmission System. 
Miscellaneous charges and credits will include, but will not be limited 
to, Unreserved Use Penalties and facility use charges for transmission 
facility investments included in the revenue requirement. For a 
description of the prior year true-up, see discussion below on ``Change 
to Forward-Looking Transmission Rates.''

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Change to Forward-Looking Transmission Rates

    Western has changed the method it uses to calculate the ATRR to 
recover transmission expenses and investments on a current basis rather 
than a historical basis. The change allows Western to more accurately 
match cost recovery with cost incurrence. Western will use projections 
to estimate transmission costs and load for the upcoming year in the 
annual rate calculation, rather than using historical information. The 
method is a change in the manner in which the inputs for the rate are 
developed, rather than a change to the formula rate itself. When actual 
cost information for a year becomes available, Western will calculate 
the actual revenue requirement for that year. Revenue collected in 
excess of the actual revenue requirement will be included as a credit 
in the ATRR in a subsequent year. Similarly, any under-collection of 
the revenue requirement will be included as a charge in the ATRR in a 
subsequent year. This true-up procedure will ensure that Western 
recovers no more and no less than the actual transmission costs for any 
year. For example, as FY 2012 actual financial data becomes available 
during FY 2013, the under- or over-collection of revenue during FY 2012 
can be determined. When the rates are recalculated for FY 2014, the 
implemented rates will include an adjustment for revenue under- or 
over-collected in FY 2012.

Transmission System Total Load for Point-to-Point Service

    The LAP Transmission System Total Load is a 12-month average of the 
sum of (1) all Network Integration Transmission Service customer loads 
in excess of deliveries of Federal Entitlements, measured at the 
monthly LAP Transmission System peak hour, plus (2) the monthly 
entitlements of Federal Customers, plus (3) the reserved capacity for 
Long-Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service. This load 
calculation is prepared once annually and is used to calculate the 
point-to-point rates for the entire year.
    The LAP Transmission System Total Load is calculated as follows, 
based upon data projected for FY 2012:

Federal Customers.......................................      604,639 kW
Network Transmission Customers..........................      743,818 kW
                                                         ---------------
  Subtotal..............................................    1,348,457 kW
 
Point-to-Point Reserved Capacity........................        9,885 kW
                                                         ---------------
LAP Transmission System Total Load......................    1,358,342 kW
 

Unreserved Use Penalties

    Unreserved use of the transmission system (Unreserved Use) occurs 
when a Transmission Customer uses transmission service that exceeds its 
reserved capacity or an eligible customer uses transmission service 
that it has not reserved. Western will assess Unreserved Use Penalties 
against a customer that has not secured reserved capacity or exceeds 
its reserved capacity at any point of receipt or any point of delivery. 
Unreserved Use may also include a Transmission Customer's failure to 
curtail transmission when requested.
    A customer that engages in Unreserved Use will be assessed a 
penalty charge of 200 percent of LAP's approved transmission service 
rate for Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Service as follows:
    (1) The Unreserved Use penalty for a single hour of Unreserved Use 
will be based upon the rate for daily Firm Point-to-Point Service.
    (2) The Unreserved Use penalty for more than one assessment for a 
given duration (e.g., daily) will increase to the next longest duration 
(e.g., weekly).
    (3) The Unreserved Use penalty charge for multiple instances of 
Unreserved Use (e.g., more than one hour) within a day will be based on 
the rate for daily Firm Point-to-Point Service. Multiple instances of 
Unreserved Use isolated to one calendar week will result in a penalty 
based on the charge for weekly Firm Point-to-Point Service. The penalty 
charge for multiple instances of Unreserved Use during more than one 
week during a calendar month will be based on the charge for monthly 
Firm Point-to-Point Service.
    A Transmission Customer that exceeds its firm reserved capacity at 
any point of receipt or point of delivery or an eligible customer that 
uses transmission service at a point of receipt or point of delivery 
that it has not reserved will be required to pay, in addition to the 
Unreserved Use Penalties, for all applicable Ancillary Services 
identified in Western's Tariff based on the amount of transmission 
service it used and did not reserve.
    Unreserved Use Penalties collected over and above the base Point-
to-Point Transmission Service rate will be included as a credit in the 
calculation of the ATRR in a subsequent year.

Transmission Losses Service

    Transmission Losses are assessed for all real-time and prescheduled 
transactions on transmission facilities inside WACM. In the case of 
Network Integration Transmission Service Customers, transmission and 
transformer Losses applicable under customers' respective contracts are 
calculated as part of the customers' Energy Imbalance Service 
settlements. Other customers are allowed the option of financial 
settlement or energy repayment. Energy repayment is either concurrently 
or 7 days later, to be delivered using the same profile as the related 
transmission transaction. When a transmission loss energy obligation is 
not provided (or is under-provided) by a customer for a transmission 
transaction, the energy still owed for Losses is calculated and a 
charge is assessed to the customer, based on the WACM weighted average 
hourly purchase price. The loss factor, currently 4.5 percent, is 
updated periodically and posted on the RMR OASIS Web site.

Transmission Service Comments

    RMR received no comments concerning transmission service, 
Unreserved Use Penalties, or Transmission Losses during the public 
consultation and comment period.

Ancillary Services Discussion

    Pursuant to Western's Tariff, WACM will offer seven Ancillary 
Services. Two of these services, SSCD Service and VAR Support Service, 
are services that, under Western's Tariff, the Transmission Provider is 
required to provide (or offer to arrange with the Balancing Authority 
operator) and the Transmission Customer is required to purchase.
    The other five Ancillary Services, Regulation Service, Energy 
Imbalance Service, Generator Imbalance Service, Operating Reserve--
Spinning Reserve Service, and Operating Reserve--Supplemental Reserve 
Service, are services that the Transmission Provider is required to 
offer to provide to the Transmission Customer. The Transmission 
Customer is required to acquire these Ancillary Services, either from 
the Transmission Provider or from a third party, or to self-supply 
them.

Scheduling, System Control, and Dispatch Service

    The formula for SSCD Service, with amounts shown for FY 2012, is as 
follows:

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     This rate recovers the annual expenses associated with 
transmission scheduling. The annual cost of scheduling personnel and 
related costs is comprised of annual expenses for personnel, 
facilities, equipment, and software, as well as credits representing 
fees for agent services and unscheduled flow mitigation services. This 
revenue requirement is divided by the number of schedules (excluding 
schedules for delivery of losses to WACM) per year to derive a rate per 
schedule per day.
    Per Schedule 1 of Western's Tariff, ``this service can be provided 
only by the operator of the Control Area in which the transmission 
facilities used for transmission service are located.'' In cases in 
which the Transmission Provider (LAP and/or CRSP) directly provides the 
service as the Control Area operator, the costs for this service are 
bundled in the respective Federal transmission rate. In cases in which 
the Transmission Providers on the schedules are not the operator, WACM 
indirectly performs this service for those Transmission Providers' 
transmission systems. Western has historically invoiced the last 
Transmission Provider that is inside WACM on the schedule. Since all 
non-Federal Transmission Providers are indirectly taking this service 
from WACM, Western will allocate the cost of each schedule equally 
among all Transmission Providers (Federal and non-Federal) listed on 
the schedule that are inside WACM. The Federal transmission segments 
will be exempt from invoicing, as costs for these segments will 
continue to be included in the Federal (LAP and CRSP) transmission 
service rates.
    Western will not include schedules for delivery of transmission 
losses to WACM in the calculation of the rate and will not invoice for 
them, so that entities delivering losses may create individual loss 
schedules associated with specific transactions without charge. Western 
will accept any number of schedule changes over the course of a day, 
without additional charge, so that entities attempting to follow their 
loads closely may do so without penalty.

Reactive Supply and Voltage Control from Generation or Other Sources 
Service

    The formula for VAR Support Service is the following:
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TARRG = Total Annual Revenue Requirement for Generation
% of Resource = Percentage of Resource Used for VAR Support

The numerator captures the percentage of annual generation plant 
costs that are used for this service. Most of the LAP generation 
plant facilities are owned and operated by Reclamation, but Western 
has some facilities that are considered generation-related. Net 
generation plant costs are multiplied by a fixed charge rate (FCR) 
for generation to determine the TARRG, where

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The FCR is a methodology used to assign a portion of total expenses to 
generation. Applying these formulas to FY 2010 data provides the 
following results:

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Applying this percentage to the amount of net generation plant 
investment results in the TARRG:

TARRG = $334,166,538 x 17.847% = $59,638,020

    The percentage of the TARRG that is included in the revenue 
requirement is based on the nameplate capability of the generating 
units with regard to reactive and real power production. The TARRG is 
multiplied by the complement of the weighted average power factor 
rating for generating units. The weighted average power factor rating 
for the LAP generating units is 94.77 percent, so the revenue 
requirement for this rate includes 5.23 percent of the TARRG. The 
portion of the revenue requirement contributed by LAP plant costs is as 
follows:

LAP Plant Costs = $59,638,020 x 5.2284% = $3,118,089

    Plant costs for CRSP plants providing VAR Support Service are 
calculated using identical methodology. The contribution to the revenue 
requirement from CRSP plants is $1,539,255. The total revenue 
requirement, after adjusting for a small amount of VAR Support Service 
revenue on point-to-point transmission transactions not in the rate 
design, is as follows:

LAP Plant Costs.........................................      $3,118,089
CRSP Plant Costs........................................      $1,539,255
PTP Revenue.............................................       $(53,525)
                                                         ---------------
Revenue Requirement.....................................      $4,603,819
 

    The load taking this service totals 1,258,524 kW, resulting in a 
proposed rate for FY 2012 of:
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    The rate is applicable to all transmission transactions inside WACM 
in excess of any Federal Entitlements. For Federal Entitlements, the 
cost for this service will be included in the firm electric service 
rates. Customers with generators providing WACM with VAR Support 
Service may be excluded from the application of this rate. Any such 
exclusion must be documented in the customer's Service Agreement.

Regulation and Frequency Response Service

    The formula rate for Regulation Service has two different 
applications:
    1. Load-based Assessment. The formula for the Load-based Assessment 
is as follows:
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The rate applies to all entities' auxiliary load (total metered load 
less Federal Entitlements) and also to the installed nameplate capacity 
of intermittent generators serving load inside WACM.

    The revenue requirement will include costs such as plant costs, 
purchases of a regulation product, purchases of power in support of the 
generating units' ability to regulate, purchases of transmission for 
regulating units that are trapped geographically inside another 
balancing authority, purchases of transmission required to relocate 
energy due to regulation/load following issues, and lost sales 
opportunities resulting from the requirement to generate at night to 
permit units to have ``down'' regulating capability.
    The methodology for determining annual plant costs is as follows. 
First, the annual costs for plants used to regulate is calculated by 
multiplying the net plant costs by the FCR for generation.

Annual Costs = 17.847% x $159,716,812
Annual Costs = $28,504,334

Then, the annual cost per unit of capacity for regulating plants is 
calculated by dividing the annual costs for regulating plants by the 
capacity of those plants:

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Next, the portion of the total annual plant costs to be recovered in 
the Regulation Service rate is calculated by multiplying the annual 
unit cost by the amount of capacity required for regulation. The 
capacity required for regulation is subject to re-evaluation every 
year. Current analyses indicate that 75 MW of capacity will be required 
for WACM Regulation Service for FY 2012. Of this total, 55 MW will be 
supplied by LAP plants and 20 MW will be supplied by CRSP plants.

Regulating Plant Costs (LAP) = $60.32 x 55,000 kW
Regulating Plant Costs (LAP) = $3,317,614

CRSP regulating plant costs are calculated in a similar manner. 
Inserting this and other financial data for FY 2010 into the formula 
results in the following Revenue Requirement:

 
 
 
LAP Plant Costs.........................................      $3,317,614
Purchase Power Costs in Support of Regulation...........       5,049,193
Lost Sales Opportunities from having to generate in off-       1,320,110
 peak hours.............................................
Transmission Costs for Trapped Regulating Units.........       1,042,800
Purchases of Transmission...............................          52,598
CRSP Plant Costs........................................         590,429
                                                         ---------------
  Annual Revenue Requirement............................      11,372,744
 

    The load inside WACM requiring Regulation Service and the installed 
nameplate capacity of intermittent resources serving load inside WACM 
are 2,791,390 kW and 73,220 kW, respectively.
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2. Self-Provision Assessment. Western allows entities with AGC to self-
provide for all or a portion of their loads. Entities with AGC are 
known as Sub-Balancing Authorities (SBA) and must meet all of the 
following criteria:
    a. Have a well-defined boundary, with WACM-approved revenue-quality 
metering, accurate as defined by NERC, to include MW flow data 
availability at 6-second or smaller intervals;
    b. Have AGC capability; and
    c. Have demonstrated Regulation Service capability.
    Self-provision will be measured by use of the entity's 1-minute 
average ACE to determine the amount of self-provision. The ACE will be 
used to calculate Regulation Service charges every hour as follows:
    a. If the entity's 1-minute average ACE for the hour is less than 
or equal to 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, no Regulation 
Service charges will be assessed by WACM.
    b. If the entity's 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater 
than or equal to 1.5 percent of its hourly average load, WACM will 
assess full Regulation Service charges using the Load-based Assessment 
applied to the entity's 12-cp load for that month.
    c. If the entity's 1-minute average ACE for the hour is greater 
than 0.5 percent of its hourly average load, but less than 1.5 percent 
of its hourly average load, WACM will assess Regulation Service charges 
based on linear interpolation of zero charge and full charge, using the 
Load-based Assessment applied to the entity's 12-cp load for that 
month.
    d. Western will monitor the entity's self-provision on a regular 
basis. If Western determines that the entity has not been attempting to 
self-regulate, Western will, upon notification, employ the full Load-
based Assessment described above.

Alternative Arrangements

    1. Exporting Intermittent Resource Requirement: An entity that 
exports the output from an intermittent generator to another Balancing 
Authority will be required to dynamically meter or dynamically schedule 
that resource out of WACM to another Balancing Authority unless 
arrangements, satisfactory to Western, are made for that entity to 
acquire this service from a third party or self-supply (as outlined 
below). An intermittent generator is one that is volatile and variable 
due to factors beyond