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Integrated System Rate Schedules
Document Number: 2017-20034
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-72 which extends the existing rate schedules for the Integrated System:
Integrated System Rate Schedules
Document Number: 2017-12171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), completed an annual review of the continuing adequacy of the existing hydroelectric power rates for the Integrated System which are in effect through September 30, 2017. This review, included within the 2017 Integrated System Power Repayment Study (PRS), indicated the need for a revenue adjustment of 0.7 percent to continue to satisfy cost recovery criteria. Because the 0.7 percent revenue adjustment is within Southwestern's established 2 percent rate adjustment threshold, the Administrator has deferred the revenue adjustment and is proposing, to the Deputy Secretary for interim approval, a two-year extension of the Integrated System Rate Schedules for the period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019. Southwestern's current Integrated System Rate Schedules P-13, NFTS-13A, and EE-13 are set to expire September 30, 2017.
Integrated System Rate Schedule
Document Number: 2016-31885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-71, which provides the following Integrated System Non-Federal Transmission Service (NFTS) Rate Schedule: Rate Schedule NFTS-13A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission Service.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2016-26370
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has determined that an additional Section outlining a new methodology within Southwestern's existing Integrated System Non- Federal Transmission Service (NFTS-13) Rate Schedule is necessary to better align Southwestern's rate schedule with standard practices utilized by the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization. A new section 2.3.6 is proposed that establishes a procedure for determining an Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) for customers that choose to contract for Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) on Southwestern's transmission system pursuant to the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The proposed Section 2.3.6 does not change Southwestern's NFTS ARR, as determined in its 2013 Integrated System Power Repayment Studies (2013 PRS), but rather replaces the current stated-rate for SPP NITS with a revenue-requirement based methodology that includes determining the SPP NITS ARR portion of Southwestern's NFTS ARR. Furthermore, the proposed Section 2.3.6 affects only those customers that choose to contract for SPP NITS on Southwestern's transmission system under the SPP OATT. Southwestern has determined that Section 2.3.6 will provide a more appropriate methodology for revenue recovery from NFTS customers that choose to contract for SPP NITS on Southwestern's transmission system under the SPP OATT.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-32366
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.00F, effective November 17, 2014, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-69, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam Project (Rayburn) pursuant to the Rayburn Rate Schedule (SRD-15) to supersede the existing rate schedule.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-32365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.00F, effective November 17, 2014, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-70, which increases the power rate for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule (RDW-15) which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-25765
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Acting Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2015 Power Repayment Studies for the Sam Rayburn Dam project which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the costs associated with increased operations and maintenance costs and increased interest expense associated with investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Acting Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule, which is supported by power repayment studies, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2015 Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed Rate Schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 7.9 percent from $4,230,120 to $4,563,792 effective January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: 2015-25644
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Acting Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2015 Power Repayment Studies for the Robert D. Willis project which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the costs associated with increased operations and maintenance costs, increased interest expense plus increased costs associated with investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Acting Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis Rate Schedule, which is supported by power repayment studies, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2015 Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed Rate Schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 8.6 percent from $1,181,496 to $1,282,836 effective January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Power Rate
Document Number: 2014-28915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00A, effective October 25, 2013, and 00-001.0OE, effective June 6, 2013, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-68, which increases the power rate for the Robert D. Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: 2014-21107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2014 Power Repayment Studies for the Robert D. Willis project which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to cover the costs associated with increased investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities and increased operations and maintenance costs. The Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis Rate Schedule, which is supported by power repayment studies, to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2014 Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed Rate Schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 10.2 percent from $1,072,332 to $1,181,496 effective January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2018.\1\
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2013-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-66, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the Integrated System Rate Schedules to supersede the existing rate schedules.
Sam Rayburn Dam Rate
Document Number: 2013-24601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-67, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam (Rayburn) project pursuant to the Rayburn rate schedule (SRD-13) to supersede the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: 2013-18953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The current Sam Rayburn Dam Project rate was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 30, 2009, Docket No. EF09-4021-000, 126 FERC ] 62,224. These rates became effective for the period January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2012. The rate was extended by the Deputy Secretary of Energy for the period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 (77 FR 67813, November. 14, 2012). 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 of $280,248 (7.1 percent) to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed primarily to recover cost increases to investments and replacements in the hydroelectric generating facilities and small increases to annual operations and maintenance costs by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Administrator of Southwestern has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam rate to recover the required revenues. The Revised 2013 Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 7.1 percent, from $3,949,872 to $4,230,120, effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2013-15685
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
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.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2012-27674
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-65.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Rate
Document Number: 2012-25905
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00D, effective January 22, 2010, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-64, which increases the power rate for the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
Document Number: 2012-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The current Sam Rayburn Dam Project rate was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 30, 2009, Docket No. EF09-4021-000. These rates became effective for the period January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2012. The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2012 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues of $193,896 (4.9 percent) to meet cost recovery criteria. In accordance with Southwestern's isolated project rate adjustment threshold, signed September 8, 2003, the Administrator, Southwestern, may determine, on a case by case basis, that for a revenue decrease or increase in the magnitude of five percent or less, deferral of a formal rate filing is in the best interest of the Government. The Deputy Secretary of Energy has the authority to extend rates, previously confirmed and approved by FERC, on an interim basis, pursuant to title 10, part 903, subpart A of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 903), sections 903.22(h) and 903.23(a)(3) . In accordance with these authorities, Southwestern proposes to defer the rate adjustment and proposes that the current rates be extended for a one-year period effective through September 30, 2013.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: 2012-16815
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2012 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed to cover increased costs associated with operating and maintaining the facilities as well as increased costs associated with compliance requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Additional revenues are also needed to recover increased costs associated with investments and replacements to the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. The June 2012 Revised Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed rate schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 15.4 percent from $929,388 to $1,072,332 effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016.\1\
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2012-801
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-63, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the Integrated System Rate Schedules which supersede the existing rate schedules.
Integrated System Power Rates: Correction
Document Number: 2011-20934
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration published a document in the Federal Register (76 FR 48159) on August 8, 2011, announcing the public review and comment period on proposed rates. Inadvertently, the date listed for the combined Public Information and Comment Forum (Forum) was erroneously listed in the DATES section as of August 16, 2011. The correct date and time for the Forum, if requested, will be August 30, 2011, at 9 a.m.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2011-20022
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2011 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 increased costs associated with compliance requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and to cover increased investments and replacements in hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator has developed proposed Integrated System rates, which are supported by a rate design study, to recover the required revenues. The June 2011 Revised Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 5.4 percent from $177,191,800 to $186,761,225 effective November 1, 2011 through September 30, 2015.
White River Minimum Flows-Addendum to Final Determination of Federal and Non-Federal Hydropower Impacts
Document Number: 2010-15227
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) has finalized an addendum to its January 2009 Final Determination Report concerning the Federal and non-Federal hydropower impacts of the White River Minimum Flows project. The addendum documents changes to Southwestern's final determination. The changes were made to account for the impacts that the increase in average pool elevation has on the operation of the Federal Bull Shoals and Norfork projects and to include impacts to non-Federal hydropower resulting from the loss of renewable energy under the state renewable energy standard in Missouri.
Request for Proposals for New or Upgraded Transmission Line Projects Under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: 2010-13943
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE or Department), acting through the Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) and the Western Area Power Administration (Western), both power marketing administrations (PMAs) within the Department, is seeking Project Proposals from entities that are interested in providing contributed funds under section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) for Southwestern or Western's participation in the upgrade of existing transmission facilities owned by either PMA, or the construction of new transmission lines in the states in which either PMA operates.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 2010-247
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-62, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the following Integrated System Rate Schedules:
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: E9-22925
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2009 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 increased investments and replacements in hydroelectric generating facilities and increased operation and maintenance expenses. The Administrator has developed proposed Integrated System rates, which are supported by a rate design study, to recover the required revenues. The June 2009 Revised Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 10.8 percent from $160,255,300 to $177,586,158.
White River Minimum Flows-Draft Addendum to Final Determination of Federal and Non-Federal Hydropower Impacts
Document Number: E9-13322
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) has developed a draft addendum to its January 2009 Final Determination Report concerning the Federal and non-Federal hydropower impacts of the White River Minimum Flows project. The draft addendum documents proposed changes to Southwestern's final determination. The proposed changes include: (1) Accounting for the impacts that the increase in average pool elevation has on the operation of the Federal Bull Shoals and Norfork projects, and (2) the inclusion of an additional discount rate source to be used by Southwestern in determination of the present value of the losses to both Federal projects and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2221.
White River Minimum Flows-Final Determination of Federal and Non-Federal Hydropower Impacts
Document Number: E9-1454
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Section 132 of Public Law 109-103 (2005) authorized and directed the Secretary of the Army to implement alternatives BS-3 and NF-7, as described in the White River Minimum Flows Reallocation Study Report, Arkansas and Missouri, dated July 2004. The law states that the Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), in consultation with the project licensee and the relevant state public utility commissions, shall determine any impacts on electric energy and capacity generated at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2221 caused by the storage reallocation at Bull Shoals Lake. Further, the licensee of Project No. 2221 shall be fully compensated by the Corps of Engineers for those impacts on the basis of the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity at the time of implementation of the White River Minimum Flows project. The law also states that losses to the Federal hydropower purpose of the Bull Shoals and Norfork Projects shall be offset by a reduction in the costs allocated to the Federal hydropower purpose. Further, such reduction shall be determined by the Administrator of Southwestern on the basis of the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement cost of the electrical energy and capacity at the time of implementation of the White River Minimum Flows project. Southwestern's draft determination was published by Federal Register Notice (73 FR 6717) dated February 5, 2008. Written comments were invited through March 6, 2008. All public comments received were considered, and Southwestern's draft determination was revised as necessary to incorporate the public comments. Since there were significant changes to Southwestern's draft determination, Southwestern published a proposed determination for additional public review and comment prior to its final determination. Southwestern's proposed determination was published by Federal Register Notice (73 FR 38198) on July 3, 2008. Written comments were invited through August 4, 2008. After receiving several requests for additional time to provide public comments, Southwestern reopened the public comment period through September 18, 2008. All public comments received were considered in revising the proposed determination, and Southwestern is publishing notification of its final determination. Southwestern's final determination is fully documented in its Final Determination Report dated January 2009, which was prepared in consultation with the licensee and the relevant public service commissions. Southwestern's Final Determination Report documents the procedure to be used to calculate the present value of the future lifetime replacement cost of the electrical energy and capacity lost due to the White River Minimum Flows project at the non-Federal FERC Project No. 2221 and the Federal Bull Shoals and Norfork projects. The actual hydropower compensation values are to be calculated using the method presented in the final determination and current values for the specified parameters based on the official implementation date. Assuming a January 1, 2011, date of implementation for the White River Minimum Flows project and November 2008 values for the specified parameters, Southwestern's determination results in a present value for the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity at FERC Project No. 2221 of $41,319,400. Southwestern's determination results in a present value for the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity for Federal hydropower of $109,920,200. An electronic copy of Southwestern's Final Determination Report is available on Southwestern's Web site at http://www.swpa.gov/pdfs/WRMF_ SWPA_FinalDeterminationReport.pdf.
Integrated System Rate Schedules
Document Number: E9-895
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-61, which provides the following Integrated System Rate Schedules: Rate Schedule P-06A, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power. Rate Schedule NFTS-06A, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission Service.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate Schedule
Document Number: E8-30967
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-60, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam (Rayburn) pursuant to the following Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule:
Solicitation of Interest for Transmission Line Projects Under EPAct05 Section 1222 Associated With Renewable Generation Sources
Document Number: E8-27719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The United States Department of Energy (DOE or Department) acting through the Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), a power marketing administration within the Department, is seeking Statements of Interest (SOIs) from entities that are interested in providing contributed funds for Southwestern's participation in the upgrade of Southwestern's existing transmission facilities or the construction of new transmission line projects in the states in which Southwestern operates. The purpose of the request for SOIs is to identify potential projects which would facilitate the transmission of wind generation or other renewable generation sources to load centers under the authority granted the Secretary of Energy in section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) (Pub. L. 109-58; 119 Stat. 952).
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: E8-26137
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2008 Power Repayment Studies that show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are required primarily due to increases in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' operations and maintenance estimates. The Administrator has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. Beginning January 1, 2009, the proposed rates would increase annual revenues approximately 14.3 percent from $3,456,696 to $3,949,872.
Integrated System Rate Schedule Changes
Document Number: E8-25690
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Due to the omission of the P-06A Rate Schedule from the Notice of Proposed Changes to Southwestern Power Administration Rate Schedules and Opportunity for Public Review and Comment published on October 20, 2008 (73 FR 62269), this notice is a resubmission to include both the P-06A and the NFTS-06A Rate Schedule proposals for review and comment. The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has determined that revisions to the Real Power Losses provisions within existing rate schedules P-06 and NFTS-06 are required. Since the proposed rate schedule revisions are limited only to Real Power Losses, the net result of the 2006 Integrated System Power Repayment Studies, which was the basis for the existing rate schedules, will not be altered. Southwestern held several meetings during FY 2008 with customers to discuss the proposed rate schedule revisions and provide opportunity for input in the development of the final rate schedules. As a result of these informal meetings, it was determined that the revised rate schedule provisions can provide cost-savings and operational benefits to Southwestern's transmission customers and are consistent with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 888.
Integrated System Rate Schedule Changes
Document Number: E8-24868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has determined that revisions to the Real Power Losses provisions within existing rate schedules P-06 and NFTS-06 are required. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirmed and approved such rates on February 27, 2007 in Docket No. EF07-4011-000 (118 FERC ]62,162) for the period from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2010. Since the proposed rate schedule revisions are limited only to Real Power Losses, the net result of the 2006 Integrated System Power Repayment Studies, which was the basis for the existing rate schedules, will not be altered. Southwestern held several meetings during FY 2008 with customers to discuss the proposed rate schedule revisions and provide opportunity for input in the development of the final rate schedules. As a result of these informal meetings, it was determined that the revised rate schedule provisions can provide cost-savings and operational benefits to Southwestern's transmission customers and are consistent with (FERC) Order No. 888.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Rate Schedules
Document Number: E8-23230
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-59, which increases the power rate for the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the following Willis Rate Schedule:
Notice of Re-Opening of Public Comment Period for White River Minimum Flows-Proposed Determination of Federal and Non-Federal Hydropower Impacts
Document Number: E8-18574
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is re-opening the public comment period on its proposed determination of the Federal and non-Federal hydropower impacts of the White River Minimum Flows project for an additional 45 days. The original notice, issued July 3, 2008, provided a 30-day comment period ending on August 4, 2008 (73 FR 38198). Southwestern is re-opening the comment period until September 18, 2008.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: E8-17912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2008 Power Repayment Studies that show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are required primarily due to increases in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' operations and maintenance estimates. The Administrator has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. Beginning October 1, 2008, the proposed rates would increase annual revenues approximately 14.0 percent from $815,580 to $929,388.
White River Minimum Flows-Proposed Determination of Federal and Non-Federal Hydropower Impacts
Document Number: E8-15135
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Section 132 of Public Law 109-103 (2005) authorized and directed the Secretary of the Army to implement alternatives BS-3 and NF-7, as described in the White River Minimum Flows Reallocation Study Report, Arkansas and Missouri, dated July 2004. The law states that the Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), shall determine any impacts on electric energy and capacity generated at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2221 caused by the storage reallocation at Bull Shoals Lake. Further, the licensee of Project No. 2221 shall be fully compensated by the Corps of Engineers for those impacts on the basis of the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity at the time of implementation of the White River Minimum Flows project. The law also states that losses to the Federal hydropower purpose of the Bull Shoals and Norfork Projects shall be offset by a reduction in the costs allocated to the Federal hydropower purpose. Further, such reduction shall be determined by the Administrator of Southwestern on the basis of the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement cost of the electrical energy and capacity at the time of implementation of the White River Minimum Flows project. Southwestern's draft determination was published by Federal Register Notice (73 FR 6717) dated February 5, 2008. Written comments were invited through March 6, 2008. All public comments received were considered, and Southwestern's draft determination was revised as necessary to incorporate the public comments. Since there were significant changes to Southwestern's draft determination, due in part to public comments received supporting higher energy values, Southwestern is publishing a proposed determination for public review and comment prior to its final determination. Assuming a January 1, 2011, date of implementation for the White River Minimum Flows project, Southwestern's proposed determination results in a present value for the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity at FERC Project No. 2221 of $33,935,100. Southwestern's proposed determination results in a present value for the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity for Federal hydropower of $86,712,100.
White River Minimum Flows-Determination of Federal and Non-Federal Hydropower Impacts
Document Number: E8-2085
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Section 132 of Public Law 109-103 (2005) authorized and directed the Secretary of the Army to implement alternatives BS-3 and NF-7, as described in the White River Minimum Flows Reallocation Study Report, Arkansas and Missouri, dated July 2004. The law states that the Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), shall determine any impacts on electric energy and capacity generated at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2221 caused by the storage reallocation at Bull Shoals Lake. Further, the licensee of Project No. 2221 shall be fully compensated by the Corps of Engineers for those impacts on the basis of the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity at the time of implementation of the White River Minimum Flows project. The law also states that losses to the Federal hydropower purpose of the Bull Shoals and Norfork Projects shall be offset by a reduction in the costs allocated to the Federal hydropower purpose. Further, such reduction shall be determined by the Administrator of Southwestern on the basis of the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement cost of the electrical energy and capacity at the time of implementation of the White River Minimum Flows project. Assuming a January 1, 2011, date of implementation, Southwestern has made a draft determination that the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity at FERC Project No. 2221 is $21,363,700. Southwestern has made a draft determination that the present value of the estimated future lifetime replacement costs of the electrical energy and capacity for Federal hydropower is $41,584,800.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate Schedule
Document Number: E7-18950
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary of Energy has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-58, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam (Rayburn) pursuant to the following Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule:
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: E7-9903
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2007 Power Repayment Studies that show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are required due to significant increases in expected U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' generation investment expenses at the project. The Administrator has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. Beginning October 1, 2007, the proposed rate would increase annual revenues 22.8 percent from $2,816,064 to $3,458,124.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Rate Schedules
Document Number: E6-22269
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00B, effective July 28, 2005, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-57, which increases the power rate for the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the following Willis Rate Schedule:
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: E6-16912
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001-00B, effective July 28, 2005, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-56, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the following Integrated System Rate Schedules:
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
Document Number: E6-13030
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2006 Power Repayment Studies (PRS) that show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are required primarily due to significant increases in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' generation investment at the project. The Administrator has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis rate schedule, which is supported by a PRS, to recover the required revenues. Beginning January 1, 2007, the proposed rates would increase annual revenues approximately 25.8 percent from $648,096 to $815,580.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: E6-9443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2006 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 increased investments and replacements in hydroelectric generating facilities and increased purchased power expenses. The Administrator has developed proposed Integrated System rates, which are supported by a rate design study, to recover the required revenues. The May 2006 Revised Study indicates that the proposed rates would increase annual system revenues approximately 25.9 percent from $136,267,400 to $171,505,848, over a three-year period to meet projected annual expenses and repay the investments in facilities over the required number of years.
Integrated System Power Rates
Document Number: 06-1356
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001-00B, effective July 28, 2005, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-53, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the following Integrated System Rate Schedules: Rate Schedule P-05, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power. Rate Schedule NFTS-05, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission/Interconnection Facilities Service. Rate Schedule EE-05, Wholesale Rate for Excess Energy. The rate schedules supersede the existing rate schedules shown below: Rate Schedule P-04, Wholesale Rates for Hydro Peaking Power (superseded by P-05). Rate Schedule NFTS-04, Wholesale Rates for Non-Federal Transmission/Interconnection Facilities Service (superseded by NFTS- 05). Rate Schedule EE-04, Wholesale Rate for Excess Energy (superseded by EE-05).
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Rate Schedules
Document Number: E6-123
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00B, effective July 28, 2005, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-55, which increases the power rate for the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the following Willis Rate Schedule:
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate Schedule
Document Number: E6-108
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00B, effective July 28, 2005, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-54, which increases the power rate for the Sam Rayburn Dam Project (Rayburn) pursuant to the following Sam Rayburn Dam Rate Schedule:
Notice of Proposed Tariff Change
Document Number: 05-21291
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is revising its Open Access Transmission Service Tariff (Tariff). Southwestern's existing Tariff was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) on May 13, 1998. Southwestern intends to update certain Tariff provisions from its original Tariff filing to reflect the agreement executed between Southwestern and the Southwest Power Pool Regional Transmission Organization (SPP RTO), and to further clarify the limitation Southwestern has in the use of generation from facilities owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Publication of this Federal Register notice announces a public meeting and an opportunity for informal comment on Southwestern's revised Tariff prior to filing with the Commission.
Integrated System Power Rates: Correction
Document Number: 05-17501
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
Southwestern Area Power Administration published a document in the Federal Register (70 FR 48121) on August 16, 2005, announcing the public review and comment period on proposed rates. This rate proposal will increase annual system revenues approximately 7.3 percent from $124,325,100 to $133,342,029. Inadvertently, the amount of the proposed increase for the purchased power adder rate component ($227,100 or 0.2 percent) was not included in the initial notice.
Sam Rayburn Dam Power Rate
Document Number: 05-17105
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Southwestern Power Administration
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2005 Power Repayment Studies that show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are required due to significant increases in expected U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' generation investment and slight increases in operations and maintenance expenses at the project. The Administrator has developed a proposed Sam Rayburn Dam rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. Beginning January 1, 2006, the proposed rate would increase annual revenues 12 percent from $2,513,724 to $2,816,064.