Integrated System Power Rates, 39280-39282 [2013-15685]

Download as PDF 39280 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices has been amended by Order Nos. 1000, 1000–A, and 1000–B. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 5, 2013. recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the increased costs associated with increased operations and maintenance and increases to investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator of Southwestern has developed proposed Integrated System rates, which are supported by the rate design study, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2013 Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 4.7 percent from $184,059,100 to $192,765,802 effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017. DATES: The consultation and comment period will begin on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice and will end on August 30, 2013. If requested, a combined Public Information and Comment Forum (Forum) will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 9:00 a.m. on July 11, 2013. If requested, persons desiring the Forum to be held should indicate in writing to the Southwestern Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by letter, email, or facsimile transmission (918–595– 6656) by July 8, 2013, their request for such Forum. If no request is received, no such Forum will be held. ADDRESSES: If requested, the Forum will be held in Southwestern’s offices, Room 1460, Williams Center Tower I, One West Third Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103. Dated: June 24, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Mr. James K. McDonald, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Corporate Operations, Southwestern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, One West Third Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103, (918) 595–6690, jim.mcdonald@swpa.gov. [FR Doc. 2013–15665 Filed 6–28–13; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Southwestern Power Administration Integrated System Power Rates Southwestern Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of public review and comment. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2013 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Originally established by Secretarial Order No. 1865 dated August 31, 1943, Southwestern is an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy created by the Department of Energy Organization Act, Public Law 95–91, dated August 4, 1977. Guidelines for preparation of power repayment studies are included in DOE Order No. RA 6120.2 entitled Power Marketing Administration Financial Reporting. Procedures for public participation in power and transmission rate adjustments of the Power Marketing Administrations are found at title 10, part 903, subpart A of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 903). Procedures for the confirmation and approval of rates for the Federal Power Marketing Administrations are PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 found at title 18, part 300, subpart L of the Code of Federal Regulations (18 CFR 300). Southwestern markets power from 24 multi-purpose reservoir projects with hydroelectric power facilities constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). These projects are located in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Southwestern’s marketing area includes these states plus Kansas and Louisiana. The costs associated with the hydropower facilities of 22 of the 24 projects are repaid via revenues received under the Integrated System rates, as are those of Southwestern’s transmission facilities, which consist of 1,380 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, 25 substations, and 46 microwave and VHF radio sites. Costs associated with the Sam Rayburn and Robert D. Willis Dams, two Corps projects that are isolated hydraulically, electrically, and financially from the Integrated System, are repaid under separate rate schedules and are not addressed in this notice. Following Department of Energy guidelines, the Administrator of Southwestern, prepared the Current Power Repayment Study using existing system rates.1 This study indicates that Southwestern’s legal requirement to repay the investment in power generating and transmission facilities for power and energy marketed by Southwestern will not be met without an increase in revenues. The need for increased revenues is primarily due to increased costs associated with operations and maintenance and increased investments and replacements in hydroelectric generating facilities for the Corps and Southwestern’s transmission system. The Revised Power Repayment Study shows that additional annual revenues of $8,706,702 (a 4.7 percent increase) are needed to satisfy repayment criteria. The Rate Design Study which allocates the revenue requirement to the various system rate schedules for recovery and provides for transmission service rates in general conformance with FERC Order No. 888 has also been completed.2 The proposed new rates 1 FERC, on March 5, 2012, confirmed and approved the existing Integrated System rate schedules for the period January 1, 2012 through September 30, 2015. See 138 FERC ¶ 62,199. 2 Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities, Order No. 888, 61 FR 21,540 (5/10/1996), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,036 (1996), order on reh’g, Order No. 888–A, 62 FR 12,274 (3/14/1997), FERC Stats. & Regs. ¶ 31,048 (1997), order on reh’g, Order No. 888–B, 81 FERC ¶ 61,248 (1997), order on reh’g, Order No. 888–C, 82 FERC ¶ 61,046 (1998), aff’d E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices would increase annual revenues to an estimated $192,765,802 and would satisfy the present financial criteria for repayment of the project and transmission system investments within the required number of years. As indicated in the Rate Design Study, this revenue would be developed primarily through increases in the charges for power sales capacity and energy and transmission services, including some of the ancillary services for deliveries of both Federal and non-Federal power and associated energy from the transmission system of Southwestern. A second component of the Integrated System rates for power and energy, the Purchased Power Adder (PPA), produces revenues which are segregated to cover the cost of power purchased to meet contractual obligations. The PPA is established to reflect revenues required to meet Southwestern’s purchased power needs on an average annual basis. The PPA rate will decrease slightly to reflect the declining average cost of purchasing power over the period applied to our projected power needs. The Administrator’s authority to adjust the PPA at his discretion with the Purchased Power Adder Adjustment (PPAA) will remain in force.3 The PPAA is limited to two adjustments per year not to exceed a total of ± 5.9 mills per kilowatthour per year. The PPA will decrease to $0.0059 per kilowatthour and the PPAA will remain at $0.0021 per kilowatthour effective October 1, 2013. A revision to the component for Regulation Purchased Adder service has been proposed to the existing rate schedules to include a four-year transition to a full reimbursement based on average annual replacement energy costs for supplying regulation service to those customers inside the Balancing Authority Area (BAA). This revision to the Regulation Purchased Adder is being proposed so that all customers receiving regulation service within the BAA are appropriately assessed for their consumption of the service that is purchased to supplement the Federal resource used to support the BAA’s requirement to regulate for loads. A copy of the proposed Regulation Purchased Adder language contained within the proposed Rate Schedules can be requested from Mr. James K. McDonald at the address listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Below is a general comparison of the existing and proposed system rates: Existing rates Capacity Grid or 138–161kV ....................... Regulation & Freq. Response (generation in BAA). Regulation Purchased Adder (load within SWPA BAA). Reserve Ancillary Services ........... Purchased Power Adder .............. Administrator’s Discretionary Adder Adjustment Limit. Transformation Service 69kV (applied to usage, not reservation). Energy. Peaking Energy ............................ Supplemental Peaking Energy ..... TRANSMISSION RATES ............. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Capacity (Firm Reservation with energy) Grid or 138–161 kV. .................................................. .................................................. Required Ancillary Services (generation in BAA). Reserve Ancillary Services (generation in BAA). Regulation & Freq Response (deliveries within BAA). Transformation Service 69 kV and below (applied on usage, not reservation) Weekly and daily rates not applied. Capacity (Non-firm with energy) .......... Network Service ................................... Required Ancillary Services: ........ Reserve Ancillary Services (generation in BAA). Regulation & Freq Response (deliveries within BAA). 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Rate Schedule P–13 (System Peaking) $4.29/kW/Mo $0.09/kW/Mo $4.50/kW/Mo. $0.07/kW/Mo. prorata share of total energy cost $0.0224/kW/Mo $0.0062/kWh ±$0.0062/kWh annually prorata share of total energy cost (includes refinement to procedure). $0.0292/kW/Mo. $0.0059/kWh. ±$0.0059/kWh annually. $0.42/kW/Mo $0.46/kW/Mo. $0.0091/kWh $0.0091/kWh Rate Schedule NFTS–11 (Transmission) $1.28/kW/Mo $0.0094/kWh. $0.0094/kWh. Rate Schedule NFTS–13 (Transmission) $1.48/kW/Mo. $0.320/kW/Week $0.0582/kW/Day $0.13/kW/Mo, or $0.033/kW/Week, or $0.006/kW/ Day $0.0224/kW/Mo, or $0.0056/kW/Week, or $0.00102/kW/Day $0.09/kW/Mo, or $0.023/kW/Week, or $0.0041/kW/ Day $0.42/kW/Mo $0.370/kW/Week. $0.0673/kW/Day. $0.13/kW/Mo, or $0.033/kW/Week, or $0.006/kW/ Day. $0.0292/kW/Mo, or $0.0073/kW/Week, or $0.00132/kW/Day. $0.07/kW/Mo, or $0.018/kW/Week, or $0.0032/kW/ Day. $0.46/kW/Mo. 80% of firm monthly charge divided by 4 for weekly rate, divided by 22 for daily rate, and divided by 352 for hourly rate $1.28/kW/Mo $0.13/kW/Mo $0.00224/kW/Mo 80% of firm monthly charge divided by 4 for weekly rate, divided by 22 for daily rate, and divided by 352 for hourly rate. $1.48/kW/Mo. $0.13/kW/Mo. $0.00292/kW/Mo. $0.09/kW/Mo $0.07/kW/Mo. in relevant part sub nom. Transmission Access Policy Study Group v. FERC, 225 F.3d 667 (D.C. Cir. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Proposed rates Rate Schedule P–11 (System Peaking) GENERATION RATES 39281 Jkt 229001 2000), aff’d sub nom. New York v. FERC, 535 U.S. 1 (2002). PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 See E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 138 FERC ¶ 62,199 (2012). 01JYN1 39282 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices Existing rates EXCESS ENERGY RATES mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Energy .......................................... 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Rate Schedule P–13 (System Peaking) Rate Schedule EE–11 (Excess Energy) $0.0091/kWh Southwestern’s customers and other interested parties may receive copies of the Integrated System Power Repayment Studies and/or Rate Design Study, by submitting a request to Mr. James K. McDonald (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). A Public Information and Comment Forum (Forum) is tentatively scheduled to be held on July 11, 2013, to explain to customers and interested parties the proposed rates and supporting studies and to allow for comment. A chairman, who will be responsible for orderly procedure, will conduct the Forum if a Forum is requested. Questions concerning the rates, studies, and information presented at the Forum will be answered, to the extent possible, at the Forum. Questions not answered at the Forum will be answered in writing. Questions involving voluminous data contained in Southwestern’s records may best be answered by consultation and review of pertinent records at Southwestern’s offices. Persons requesting that a Forum be held should indicate in writing to the Southwestern Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by letter, email, or facsimile transmission (918–595– 6656) by July 8, 2013, their request for such a Forum. If no request is received, no such Forum will be held. Persons interested in speaking at the Forum, if held, should submit a request to Mr. James K. McDonald, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southwestern, at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the Forum so that a list of forum participants can be developed. The chairman may allow others to speak if time permits. A transcript of the Forum, if held, will be made. Copies of the transcript and all documents introduced will be available for review at Southwestern’s offices (see ADDRESSES) during normal business hours. Copies of the transcript and all documents introduced may also be obtained, for a fee, from the transcribing service. All written comments or an electronic copy in MS Word on the proposed Integrated System Rates are due on or before August 30, 2013. Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 Proposed rates Rate Schedule P–11 (System Peaking) GENERATION RATES Jkt 229001 Rate Schedule EE–13 (Excess Energy) $0.0094/kWh. should be submitted to Mr. James K. McDonald, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southwestern, (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Following review of the oral and written comments and the information gathered in the course of the proceeding, the Administrator will submit the finalized Integrated System Power Repayment Studies and Rate Design Study in support of the proposed rates to the Deputy Secretary of Energy for confirmation and approval on an interim basis, and subsequently to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The Commission will allow the public an opportunity to provide written comments on the proposed rate increase before making a final decision. Dated: June 24, 2013. Christopher M. Turner, Administrator . [FR Doc. 2013–15685 Filed 6–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–ORD–2013–0448; FRL—9825–4] Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Willingness to Pay Survey for Salmon Recovery in the Willamette Watershed (New) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Willingness to Pay Survey for Salmon Recovery in the Willamette Watershed’’ (EPA ICR No. 2489.01, OMB Control No. 2080–NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a request for approval of a new collection. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– ORD–2013–0448 online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Papenfus, Environmental Protection Agency, Western Ecology Division, 200 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR, 97333; telephone number: 541– 754–4703; fax number: 541–754–4799; email address: papenfus.michael@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Southwestern Power Administration


Integrated System Power Rates

AGENCY: Southwestern Power Administration, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration 
(Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2013 Power Repayment 
Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet 
cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to 
cover the increased costs associated with increased operations and 
maintenance and increases to investments and replacements in the 
hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator of Southwestern 
has developed proposed Integrated System rates, which are supported by 
the rate design study, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 
2013 Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual 
system revenues approximately 4.7 percent from $184,059,100 to 
$192,765,802 effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017.

DATES: The consultation and comment period will begin on the date of 
publication of this Federal Register notice and will end on August 30, 
2013. If requested, a combined Public Information and Comment Forum 
(Forum) will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 9:00 a.m. on July 11, 2013. 
If requested, persons desiring the Forum to be held should indicate in 
writing to the Southwestern Vice President, Chief Operating Officer 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by letter, email, or facsimile 
transmission (918-595-6656) by July 8, 2013, their request for such 
Forum. If no request is received, no such Forum will be held.

ADDRESSES: If requested, the Forum will be held in Southwestern's 
offices, Room 1460, Williams Center Tower I, One West Third Street, 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James K. McDonald, Vice President, 
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Corporate Operations, Southwestern 
Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, One West Third Street, 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103, (918) 595-6690, jim.mcdonald@swpa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Originally established by Secretarial Order 
No. 1865 dated August 31, 1943, Southwestern is an agency within the 
U.S. Department of Energy created by the Department of Energy 
Organization Act, Public Law 95-91, dated August 4, 1977. Guidelines 
for preparation of power repayment studies are included in DOE Order 
No. RA 6120.2 entitled Power Marketing Administration Financial 
Reporting. Procedures for public participation in power and 
transmission rate adjustments of the Power Marketing Administrations 
are found at title 10, part 903, subpart A of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR 903). Procedures for the confirmation and approval 
of rates for the Federal Power Marketing Administrations are found at 
title 18, part 300, subpart L of the Code of Federal Regulations (18 
CFR 300).
    Southwestern markets power from 24 multi-purpose reservoir projects 
with hydroelectric power facilities constructed and operated by the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). These projects are located in the 
states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Southwestern's 
marketing area includes these states plus Kansas and Louisiana. The 
costs associated with the hydropower facilities of 22 of the 24 
projects are repaid via revenues received under the Integrated System 
rates, as are those of Southwestern's transmission facilities, which 
consist of 1,380 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, 25 
substations, and 46 microwave and VHF radio sites. Costs associated 
with the Sam Rayburn and Robert D. Willis Dams, two Corps projects that 
are isolated hydraulically, electrically, and financially from the 
Integrated System, are repaid under separate rate schedules and are not 
addressed in this notice.
    Following Department of Energy guidelines, the Administrator of 
Southwestern, prepared the Current Power Repayment Study using existing 
system rates.\1\ This study indicates that Southwestern's legal 
requirement to repay the investment in power generating and 
transmission facilities for power and energy marketed by Southwestern 
will not be met without an increase in revenues. The need for increased 
revenues is primarily due to increased costs associated with operations 
and maintenance and increased investments and replacements in 
hydroelectric generating facilities for the Corps and Southwestern's 
transmission system. The Revised Power Repayment Study shows that 
additional annual revenues of $8,706,702 (a 4.7 percent increase) are 
needed to satisfy repayment criteria.
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    \1\ FERC, on March 5, 2012, confirmed and approved the existing 
Integrated System rate schedules for the period January 1, 2012 
through September 30, 2015. See 138 FERC ] 62,199.
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    The Rate Design Study which allocates the revenue requirement to 
the various system rate schedules for recovery and provides for 
transmission service rates in general conformance with FERC Order No. 
888 has also been completed.\2\ The proposed new rates

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would increase annual revenues to an estimated $192,765,802 and would 
satisfy the present financial criteria for repayment of the project and 
transmission system investments within the required number of years. As 
indicated in the Rate Design Study, this revenue would be developed 
primarily through increases in the charges for power sales capacity and 
energy and transmission services, including some of the ancillary 
services for deliveries of both Federal and non-Federal power and 
associated energy from the transmission system of Southwestern.
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    \2\ Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-
discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery 
of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities, 
Order No. 888, 61 FR 21,540 (5/10/1996), FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 
31,036 (1996), order on reh'g, Order No. 888-A, 62 FR 12,274 (3/14/
1997), FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,048 (1997), order on reh'g, Order 
No. 888-B, 81 FERC ] 61,248 (1997), order on reh'g, Order No. 888-C, 
82 FERC ] 61,046 (1998), aff'd in relevant part sub nom. 
Transmission Access Policy Study Group v. FERC, 225 F.3d 667 (D.C. 
Cir. 2000), aff'd sub nom. New York v. FERC, 535 U.S. 1 (2002).
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    A second component of the Integrated System rates for power and 
energy, the Purchased Power Adder (PPA), produces revenues which are 
segregated to cover the cost of power purchased to meet contractual 
obligations. The PPA is established to reflect revenues required to 
meet Southwestern's purchased power needs on an average annual basis. 
The PPA rate will decrease slightly to reflect the declining average 
cost of purchasing power over the period applied to our projected power 
needs. The Administrator's authority to adjust the PPA at his 
discretion with the Purchased Power Adder Adjustment (PPAA) will remain 
in force.\3\ The PPAA is limited to two adjustments per year not to 
exceed a total of  5.9 mills per kilowatthour per year. The 
PPA will decrease to $0.0059 per kilowatthour and the PPAA will remain 
at $0.0021 per kilowatthour effective October 1, 2013.
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    \3\ See 138 FERC ] 62,199 (2012).
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    A revision to the component for Regulation Purchased Adder service 
has been proposed to the existing rate schedules to include a four-year 
transition to a full reimbursement based on average annual replacement 
energy costs for supplying regulation service to those customers inside 
the Balancing Authority Area (BAA). This revision to the Regulation 
Purchased Adder is being proposed so that all customers receiving 
regulation service within the BAA are appropriately assessed for their 
consumption of the service that is purchased to supplement the Federal 
resource used to support the BAA's requirement to regulate for loads. A 
copy of the proposed Regulation Purchased Adder language contained 
within the proposed Rate Schedules can be requested from Mr. James K. 
McDonald at the address listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT).
    Below is a general comparison of the existing and proposed system 
rates:

 
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                                                   Existing rates                       Proposed rates
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                                        Rate Schedule P-11 (System Peaking)  Rate Schedule P-13 (System Peaking)
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Capacity
    Grid or 138-161kV.................  $4.29/kW/Mo                          $4.50/kW/Mo.
    Regulation & Freq. Response         $0.09/kW/Mo                          $0.07/kW/Mo.
     (generation in BAA).
    Regulation Purchased Adder (load    prorata share of total energy cost   prorata share of total energy cost
     within SWPA BAA).                                                        (includes refinement to
                                                                              procedure).
    Reserve Ancillary Services........  $0.0224/kW/Mo                        $0.0292/kW/Mo.
    Purchased Power Adder.............  $0.0062/kWh                          $0.0059/kWh.
    Administrator's Discretionary       $0.0062/kWh annually     $0.0059/kWh annually.
     Adder Adjustment Limit.
    Transformation Service 69kV         $0.42/kW/Mo                          $0.46/kW/Mo.
     (applied to usage, not
     reservation).
  Energy..............................
    Peaking Energy....................  $0.0091/kWh                          $0.0094/kWh.
    Supplemental Peaking Energy.......  $0.0091/kWh                          $0.0094/kWh.
    TRANSMISSION RATES................  Rate Schedule NFTS-11                Rate Schedule NFTS-13
                                        (Transmission)                       (Transmission)
Capacity (Firm Reservation with         $1.28/kW/Mo                          $1.48/kW/Mo.
 energy) Grid or 138-161 kV.
                                        $0.320/kW/Week                       $0.370/kW/Week.
                                        $0.0582/kW/Day                       $0.0673/kW/Day.
    Required Ancillary Services         $0.13/kW/Mo, or $0.033/kW/Week, or   $0.13/kW/Mo, or $0.033/kW/Week, or
     (generation in BAA).                $0.006/kW/Day                        $0.006/kW/Day.
    Reserve Ancillary Services          $0.0224/kW/Mo, or $0.0056/kW/Week,   $0.0292/kW/Mo, or $0.0073/kW/Week,
     (generation in BAA).                or $0.00102/kW/Day                   or $0.00132/kW/Day.
    Regulation & Freq Response          $0.09/kW/Mo, or $0.023/kW/Week, or   $0.07/kW/Mo, or $0.018/kW/Week, or
     (deliveries within BAA).            $0.0041/kW/Day                       $0.0032/kW/Day.
    Transformation Service 69 kV and    $0.42/kW/Mo                          $0.46/kW/Mo.
     below (applied on usage, not
     reservation) Weekly and daily
     rates not applied.
Capacity (Non-firm with energy).......  80% of firm monthly charge divided   80% of firm monthly charge divided
                                         by 4 for weekly rate, divided by     by 4 for weekly rate, divided by
                                         22 for daily rate, and divided by    22 for daily rate, and divided by
                                         352 for hourly rate                  352 for hourly rate.
Network Service.......................  $1.28/kW/Mo                          $1.48/kW/Mo.
    Required Ancillary Services:......  $0.13/kW/Mo                          $0.13/kW/Mo.
    Reserve Ancillary Services          $0.00224/kW/Mo                       $0.00292/kW/Mo.
     (generation in BAA).
    Regulation & Freq Response          $0.09/kW/Mo                          $0.07/kW/Mo.
     (deliveries within BAA).

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          EXCESS ENERGY RATES           Rate Schedule EE-11                  Rate Schedule EE-13
                                        (Excess Energy)                      (Excess Energy)
    Energy............................  $0.0091/kWh                          $0.0094/kWh.
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    Southwestern's customers and other interested parties may receive 
copies of the Integrated System Power Repayment Studies and/or Rate 
Design Study, by submitting a request to Mr. James K. McDonald (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    A Public Information and Comment Forum (Forum) is tentatively 
scheduled to be held on July 11, 2013, to explain to customers and 
interested parties the proposed rates and supporting studies and to 
allow for comment. A chairman, who will be responsible for orderly 
procedure, will conduct the Forum if a Forum is requested. Questions 
concerning the rates, studies, and information presented at the Forum 
will be answered, to the extent possible, at the Forum. Questions not 
answered at the Forum will be answered in writing. Questions involving 
voluminous data contained in Southwestern's records may best be 
answered by consultation and review of pertinent records at 
Southwestern's offices.
    Persons requesting that a Forum be held should indicate in writing 
to the Southwestern Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (see FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by letter, email, or facsimile 
transmission (918-595-6656) by July 8, 2013, their request for such a 
Forum. If no request is received, no such Forum will be held. Persons 
interested in speaking at the Forum, if held, should submit a request 
to Mr. James K. McDonald, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 
Southwestern, at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the Forum so 
that a list of forum participants can be developed. The chairman may 
allow others to speak if time permits.
    A transcript of the Forum, if held, will be made. Copies of the 
transcript and all documents introduced will be available for review at 
Southwestern's offices (see ADDRESSES) during normal business hours. 
Copies of the transcript and all documents introduced may also be 
obtained, for a fee, from the transcribing service.
    All written comments or an electronic copy in MS Word on the 
proposed Integrated System Rates are due on or before August 30, 2013. 
Comments should be submitted to Mr. James K. McDonald, Vice President 
and Chief Operating Officer, Southwestern, (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT).
    Following review of the oral and written comments and the 
information gathered in the course of the proceeding, the Administrator 
will submit the finalized Integrated System Power Repayment Studies and 
Rate Design Study in support of the proposed rates to the Deputy 
Secretary of Energy for confirmation and approval on an interim basis, 
and subsequently to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for 
confirmation and approval on a final basis. The Commission will allow 
the public an opportunity to provide written comments on the proposed 
rate increase before making a final decision.

    Dated: June 24, 2013.
Christopher M. Turner,
Administrator .
[FR Doc. 2013-15685 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]
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