Western Area Power Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-214
Document Number: 2024-12212
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of the Rocky Mountain (RM) region's existing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and LAP, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) ancillary services formula rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission), L-UU1 (unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS4 (energy imbalance), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), L-AS6 (supplemental reserves), L-AS7 (balancing authority real power losses), and L-AS9 (generator imbalance) are set to expire on September 30, 2024. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2026.
Proposed 2028 Parker-Davis Project Power Marketing Plan
Document Number: 2024-10997
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Desert Southwest Region (DSW) has developed a Proposed 2028 Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) Power Marketing Plan (Proposed 2028 Plan). The Proposed 2028 Plan provides for marketing power from P-DP from October 1, 2028, through September 30, 2048. WAPA currently markets 259,206 kilowatts (kW) of capacity and associated energy from P-DP in the summer and 198,337 kW in the winter, under long-term contracts to 35 customers located in Arizona, California, and Nevada. On September 30, 2028, WAPA's existing long-term sales contracts for P-DP power will expire, and the Proposed 2028 Plan would take effect October 1, 2028. WAPA developed the Proposed 2028 Plan to define the products and services to be offered, along with Eligibility and Allocation Criteria that will lead to allocations of P-DP power to contractors. This Federal Register notice initiates the formal public process for the Proposed 2028 Plan. As part of the process, WAPA requests public comment.
Falcon and Amistad Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-216
Document Number: 2024-09665
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of the Colorado River Storage Project Management Center's (CRSP MC) existing Falcon and Amistad projects' firm power formula rate has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rate under Rate Schedule Falcon and Amistad Projects' Firm Power Formula Rate is set to expire on June 7, 2024. This rate extension makes no change to the existing formula rate and extends it through June 7, 2029.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2024-08387
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes an adjustment to the fiscal year (FY) 2025 base charge and rates for Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service under Rate Schedule BCP-F11. The proposed FY 2025 base charge is unchanged from FY 2024 and will remain at $74.3 million. The proposed base charge and rates would go into effect on October 1, 2024, and remain in effect through September 30, 2025. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Final Allocation of Provo River Project Power
Document Number: 2024-07293
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center (MC), a federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces its Final Allocation of Provo River Project Power. WAPA's Final 2025 Provo River Project Marketing Plan and Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications (Marketing Plan) was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2023. Applications for an allocation of Provo River Project power were due June 15, 2023. WAPA reviewed and considered the single application received and published the 2025 Provo River Project Resource Pool Proposed Power Allocation in the Federal Register on October 31, 2023. The 60-day comment period for the proposed allocations closed on January 2, 2024. WAPA received and considered two formal comments. This Federal Register notice establishes the Final Allocation of Provo River Project Power.
Central Arizona Project, Colorado River Storage Project, Loveland Area Projects, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-215
Document Number: 2024-07280
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of the Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), Desert Southwest Region (DSW), and Rocky Mountain Region's (RM) (collectively referred to herein as the "Regions") existing transmission service formula rates for use under the WestConnect PA has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedule WC-8 are set to expire on May 31, 2024. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2026.
Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-214
Document Number: 2024-02462
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Rocky Mountain Region (RM) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend existing formula rates (without any changes) for the Loveland Area Projects (LAP), the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) through September 30, 2026. The existing rates RM proposes to extend are: L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point- to- point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), L-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission), L-UU1 (unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS4 (energy imbalance), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), L- AS6 (supplemental reserves), L-AS7 (balancing authority (BA) real power losses), and L-AS9 (generator imbalance). The existing rates expire on September 30, 2024.
Falcon and Amistad Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-216
Document Number: 2024-01587
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend the existing firm power formula rate, without any changes, for the Falcon and Amistad Projects (Projects) through June 7, 2029. The existing firm power formula rate expires on June 7, 2024.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2024-01013
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a 3-year extension of Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) Applicant Profile Data (APD), OMB Control Number 1910-5136. The proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of WAPA's functions. WAPA markets a limited amount of Federal hydropower. Due to the high demand for WAPA's power, WAPA needs the ability to collect information under the information collection request in order to evaluate who may receive an allocation of Federal power pursuant to specific marketing plans. This APD public process only determines the information WAPA will collect in its information collection request. The actual allocation of Federal power will be conducted through a separate marketing plan process outside the scope of this APD process.
Central Arizona Project, Colorado River Storage Project, Loveland Area Projects, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-215
Document Number: 2024-01012
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), Desert Southwest Region (DSW), and Rocky Mountain Region (RM) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) propose extending the existing formula rates under Rate Schedule WC-8, without any changes, for on-peak and off-peak non-firm transmission service provided under the WestConnect Point-to-Point Regional Transmission Service Participation Agreement (WestConnect PA) through September 30, 2026. The existing formula rates expire on May 31, 2024.
Desert Southwest Region-Rate Order No. WAPA-209
Document Number: 2023-26963
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
New formula rates for firm and nonfirm point-to-point (P2P) and network integration (Network) transmission service have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis for the Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). The revisions to the existing formula rates for Parker-Davis Project (PDP) firm electric service (FES) and firm transmission service of Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) power have also been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The new formula rates and revisions to existing formula rates combine the facilities use charge for Electrical District No. 5 to Palo Verde Hub Project (ED5-PVH) and the transmission service rates of Central Arizona Project (CAP), the southern portion of Pacific Northwest- Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie), and PDP.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-206
Document Number: 2023-26049
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The provisional fixed rates for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power service and the formula rates for the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission services, ancillary services, sale of surplus products, and joint dispatch transmission service have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The firm power rates under SLCA/IP Firm Power Rate Schedule SLIP-F12 expire December 31, 2023. Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) CRSP Management Center (CRSP MC) is renewing all SLCA/IP and CRSP rates under one Federal Register notice (FRN), making all rates effective for the same period. These new rates replace existing firm power, transmission, ancillary services, sale of surplus products, and joint dispatch transmission service rates under Rate Orders No. WAPA-190, WAPA-195, and WAPA-199.
Extension of Public Comment Period for Central Valley Project Power, Transmission, and Ancillary Services; and the California-Oregon Transmission Project Transmission Service-Rate Order No. WAPA-207
Document Number: 2023-25432
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Sierra Nevada Region (SN) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is extending the public comment period for 30 days on its proposed formula rates for Central Valley Project (CVP) power, transmission, and ancillary services; and California-Oregon Transmission Project (COTP) transmission service under Rate Order No. WAPA-207.
2025 Resource Pool-Provo River Project, Proposed Power Allocation
Document Number: 2023-24002
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces its Provo River Project (PRP) 2025 Resource Pool proposed power allocation. WAPA developed the proposed power allocations under its Final 2025 Provo River Project Marketing Plan and Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications (Marketing Plan), published in the Federal Register March 17, 2023. WAPA proposes not to allocate any power under the 2025 Resource Pool.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2023-18849
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary confirms, approves, and places into effect on a final basis the Boulder Canyon Project base charge and rates for fiscal year 2024 under Rate Schedule BCP-F11. The base charge increased 11.3 percent from $66.8 million in FY 2023 to $74.3 million in FY 2024. The change is primarily the result of an increase in the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) replacement costs, an increase in WAPA's operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses and replacement costs, and a decrease in prior year carryover funds from FY 2023.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-210
Document Number: 2023-18737
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of the Desert Southwest Region's (DSW) existing transmission service rates for the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) and the existing transmission and firm electric service formula rates for the Parker-Davis Project (PDP) have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing rates under Rate Schedules INT-FT5, INT-NFT4, PD-F7, PD- FT7, PD-FCT7, and PD-NFT7 are set to expire on September 30, 2023. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing rates and extends them through September 30, 2024.
Formula Rates for Central Valley Project Power, Transmission, and Ancillary Services; and California-Oregon Transmission Project Transmission Service-Rate Order No. WAPA-207
Document Number: 2023-18748
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-08-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Sierra Nevada Region (SN) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes new formula rates for the Central Valley Project (CVP) power, transmission, and ancillary services; and California-Oregon Transmission Project (COTP) transmission service. The existing formula rates for these services expire on September 24, 2024, and December 31, 2024. SN proposes to keep the same formula rates, without adjustments, for these services. SN proposes no material changes aside from updating the effective dates.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2023-16163
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-07-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 3 years with ministerial changes. The current OMB control number 1910- 5136 for WAPA's Applicant Profile Data (APD) form expires March 31, 2024. WAPA intends to extend the APD form under the OMB control number to March 31, 2027. WAPA is seeking comments on this proposed information collection extension.
Desert Southwest Region-Rate Order No. WAPA-209
Document Number: 2023-13974
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes new formula rates for firm and nonfirm point-to-point (P2P) and network integration (Network) transmission service. DSW also proposes to revise the existing formula rates for Parker-Davis Project (PDP) firm electric service (FES) and firm transmission service of Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects (SLCA/ IP) power. The proposed new formula rates and revisions to existing formula rates would combine the transmission service rates of the Central Arizona Project (CAP), the southern portion of the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie), and PDP; and the facilities use charge for the Electrical District No. 5 to Palo Verde Hub Project (ED5-PVH). DSW's proposed formula rates will be effective January 1, 2024, through September 30, 2028. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed formula rates.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-210
Document Number: 2023-13368
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend the existing transmission service rates for the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) and the existing transmission and firm electric service formula rates for the Parker-Davis Project (PDP) through September 30, 2024. The existing rates and formula rates remain unchanged under Rate Schedules INT-FT5, INT-NFT4, PD-F7, PD-FT7, PD- FCT7, and PD-NFT7, which expire on September 30, 2023.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-206
Document Number: 2023-13282
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center (MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a new Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power rate and updated effective dates for existing CRSP transmission, joint dispatch transmission, ancillary services, and sale of surplus products formula rates. The current firm power rate expires December 31, 2023. The CRSP transmission services, ancillary services, and surplus products rates that expire September 30, 2025, and the CRSP joint dispatch transmission service rate that expires September 30, 2024, are included in Rate Order No. WAPA-206 to make all the rate schedules effective for the same timeframe. The firm power service rate is proposed to remain the same. No material changes are proposed to the other rate schedules aside from updating the effective dates.
Recommendation for the Western Area Power Administration's Rocky Mountain Region and Colorado River Storage Project Management Center To Pursue Final Negotiations Regarding Membership in the Southwest Power Pool Regional Transmission Organization, and for the Upper Great Plains Region To Expand Its Participation
Document Number: 2023-09004
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), recommends the Rocky Mountain Region (WAPA-RM) with its Loveland Area Projects Transmission System and the Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (WAPA- CRSP) with its Colorado River Storage Project Transmission System pursue final negotiations regarding transmission owning membership in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), and the Upper Great Plains Region (WAPA-UGP) with its Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProjectEastern Division facilities in the Western Interconnection expand its participation in SPP. WAPA is seeking public comments from its customers, Indian Tribes, and other stakeholders on the substance of the recommendation.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2023-08127
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes an adjustment to the base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2024 Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service under Rate Schedule BCP-F11. The proposal would increase the base charge 3.5 percent from $66.8 million in FY 2023 to $69.1 million in FY 2024. The change is primarily the result of a decrease in prior year carryover funds from FY 2023. The proposed base charge and rates would go into effect on October 1, 2023, and remain in effect through September 30, 2024. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-205
Document Number: 2023-06142
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rate for the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center's (MC) Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted Project) has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rate). The new formula rate, under Rate Schedule Olmsted F-2, replaces the existing formula rate for this service, under Rate Schedule Olmsted F-1, which expires on May 6, 2023. A change was made to the definition of Formula Rate in the Rate Schedule F-2 to reflect that the Annual Revenue Requirement is multiplied by the Customer's allocation percentage. The new formula rate under Rate Schedule Olmsted F-2 is effective May 1, 2023, through April 30, 2028.
Notice of Final 2025 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan
Document Number: 2023-05736
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces its Final 2025 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center (MC). On September 30, 2024, all of Olmsted Power Plant Replacement Project (Olmsted Project) energy sales contracts (Contracts) will expire. This notice responds to comments received on the Proposed 2025 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan (Proposed Plan) published in the Federal Register June 1, 2022, and sets forth the Marketing Plan. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market energy from the Olmsted Project beginning October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2054. This Marketing Plan supersedes the previous Olmsted Project marketing plan. WAPA will offer new Contracts for the sale of energy to existing customers (Customers) as more fully described in the Marketing Plan. The Marketing Plan also establishes one resource pool (2034 Resource Pool) of up to 3 percent of the marketable resource under contract at the time of reallocation to be available for eligible new preference entities or Customers. The 2034 Resource Pool will be under Contract by October 1, 2034. WAPA will publish the application procedures for the 2034 Resource Pool in a separate Federal Register notice.
Notice of Final 2025 Provo River Project Marketing Plan and Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications
Document Number: 2023-05486
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center (MC) announces its Final 2025 Provo River Project Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) and Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications (Call for Applications) for an allocation of federal energy from the Provo River Project (PRP). On September 30, 2024, all existing PRP energy sales contracts (Contracts) will expire. This notice responds to comments received on the Proposed 2025 Provo River Project Marketing Plan (Proposed Plan) published in the Federal Register June 1, 2022, and sets forth the Marketing Plan. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market energy from the PRP beginning October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2054. This Marketing Plan supersedes the previous PRP marketing plan. WAPA will offer new Contracts for the sale of energy to existing customers (Customers). The Marketing Plan also establishes one resource pool (2025 Resource Pool) of up to 3 percent of the net marketable resource under contract at the time of reallocation to be available for eligible new preference entities. Eligible preference entities who wish to apply for a new allocation from the PRP must submit a formal application using the Applicant Profile Data (APD) application form and satisfy the criteria as described in this Federal Register notice.
Desert Southwest Region Ancillary Services-Rate Order No. WAPA-208
Document Number: 2023-05152
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
New formula rates for Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Administrative Service, Energy Imbalance (EI) Service, and Generator Imbalance (GI) Service for the Western Area Lower Colorado (WALC) Balancing Authority (BA) have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The new formula rates are necessary for the WALC BA's participation in the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) EIM.
Desert Southwest Region Ancillary Services-Rate Order No. WAPA-208
Document Number: 2023-00165
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes three new formula rates for Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Administrative Service, Energy Imbalance (EI) Service, and Generator Imbalance (GI) Service for the Western Area Lower Colorado (WALC) Balancing Authority (BA). The new formula rates are necessary for participation in the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) EIM. If adopted, the proposed formula rates under Rate Schedules DSW-EIM1T, DSW-EIM4T, and DSW-EIM9T will become effective April 5, 2023, and remain in effect through September 30, 2026. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed formula rates.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-202
Document Number: 2022-25266
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rates for the Rocky Mountain Region's (RMR) Loveland Area Projects (LAP) firm electric service and sale of surplus products have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rates). LAP consists of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (Fry-Ark) and the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program (P-SMBP)Western Division, which were integrated for marketing and rate-making purposes in 1989. These new formula rates replace the existing formula rates for these services under Rate Schedules L-F11, Firm Electric Service, and L-M2, Sale of Surplus Products, which expire on December 31, 2022. The LAP firm electric service rate is increasing 16.5 percent. There are no changes to the formula rate for sale of surplus products.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-203
Document Number: 2022-25267
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rates for the Upper Great Plains Region (UGP) Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) firm power service, firm peaking power service, and sale of surplus products have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rates). These new formula rates replace the existing formula rates for these services under Rate Schedules P-SED- F13, P-SED-FP13, and P-SED-M1, which expire on December 31, 2022. The P-SMBPED firm power service composite rate is increasing 16.3 percent. There are no changes to the formula rate for sale of surplus products.
Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-205
Document Number: 2022-24571
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a new formula rate for the Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted Project). The existing rate for this service under Rate Order WAPA-177 expires on May 6, 2023. There are no proposed changes to the existing formula rate in effect under Rate Order WAPA-177. WAPA proposes the new formula rate under Rate Order WAPA-205 will be effective May 1, 2023, through April 30, 2028.
Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-204
Document Number: 2022-20189
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) formula rates for electric service in Rate Schedule BCP-F11 and the fiscal year (FY) 2023 base charge and rates under Rate Schedule BCP-F11. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedule BCP-F10 and the current base charge and rates expire on September 30, 2022. Rate Schedule BCP-F11 does not change the formula rates, which are set forth in the governing terms of the BCP Electric Service Contract (ESC). While the formula rates remain unchanged, the FY 2023 base charge for BCP electric service decreased 0.8 percent from $67.4 million in FY 2022 to $66.8 million in FY 2023.
Request for Statements of Interest Regarding the WAPA Transmission System in the Area of Boulder City, Nevada
Document Number: 2022-18080
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal power marketing administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), is evaluating options that could reduce congestion on its transmission system and facilitate the interconnection and/or transmittal of energy, including renewable generation, in southern Nevada. WAPA is requesting statements of interest (SOI) from entities that are interested in participating with WAPA to upgrade or construct new transmission facilities for WAPA's transmission system, or taking transmission service on or interconnecting with upgraded or newly constructed facilities, in the area of Boulder City, Nevada. WAPA's transmission system in the area of Boulder City, Nevada includes Mead Substation, a significant regional trading hub for energy.
2025 Resource Pool-Loveland Area Projects, Final Power Allocation
Document Number: 2022-17722
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces its Loveland Area Projects (LAP) 2025 Resource Pool final power allocation. WAPA developed the final power allocation under the requirements of subpart C-Power Marketing Initiative of the Energy Planning and Management Program (Program) Final Rule and WAPA's LAP 2025 Power Marketing Initiative (2025 PMI), as published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2013. The final power allocations are established prior to the contractual phase of the 2025 Resource Pool process. Firm electric service contracts negotiated between WAPA and eligible allottees will permit delivery of hydroelectric power beginning October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2054.
Washoe Project, Stampede Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-201
Document Number: 2022-16629
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The non-firm power formula rate for the Washoe Project, Stampede Division (Provisional Formula Rate) has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The Provisional Formula Rate is unchanged from the existing Washoe Project formula rate in Rate Schedule SNF-7, which expires on September 30, 2022.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-199
Document Number: 2021-24217
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The fixed firm power rates for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) (Provisional Rates) have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. Based on the FY 2021 financial toll on the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund (Basin Fund) and the drought-impacted purchased power projections from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) August 2021 24-Month Study for FY 2022 and FY 2023 and the August 2021 Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) traces for FY 2024 through FY 2026, existing rates will not sustain a balance in the Basin Fund capable of supporting operations. The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is implementing a new SLCA/IP firm power rate, effective December 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023.
2025 Resource Pool-Loveland Area Projects, Allocation Procedures and Call for Applications
Document Number: 2021-20242
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal Power Marketing Administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), is publishing this notice of allocation procedures and call for applications from new preference entities interested in an allocation of Federal firm power. WAPA's Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) published its Loveland Area Projects (LAP)2025 Power Marketing Initiative (2025 PMI) in the Federal Register on December 30, 2013, to be effective January 29, 2014. The 2025 PMI established the criteria for allocating firm power from the LAP beginning October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2054. The 2025 PMI established three resource pools of up to one percent each of the marketable resource under contract at the time of each reallocation to be available for eligible new preference entities. Reallocations will occur at the beginning of the October 1, 2024, contract term and again every 10 years thereafter on October 1, 2034, and October 1, 2044. Therefore, WAPA is issuing a call for applications for the 2025 Resource Pool. New preference entities interested in applying for an allocation of firm power from LAP must submit a written application using the Applicant Profile Data (APD) form and satisfy the General Eligibility Criteria, General Allocation Criteria, and General Contract Principles described in this notice.
Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority-Rate Order No. WAPA-197
Document Number: 2021-18650
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rates for the Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to use under the WEIS Market (Provisional Formula Rates) have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. RMR has converted the existing rates for short-term sales for RMR to use under the WEIS Market to long-term formula rates. The existing formula rates (approved under the WAPA Administrator's short-term rate authority) expire on September 30, 2021. No changes were made to the existing formula rates under the rates for short-term sales under Rate Schedules L-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission), L-AS4 (energy imbalance), L-AS7 (balancing authority real power losses), and L-AS9 (generator imbalance).
Colorado River Storage Project Management Center-Rate Order No. WAPA-195
Document Number: 2021-18648
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The formula rate for the Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to use under the WEIS Market (Provisional Formula Rate) has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. This formula rate, approved under the WAPA Administrator's authority to establish rates for short term sales, expires on September 30, 2021. No changes were made to this formula rate for short-term sales under Rate Schedule SP-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission service). CRSP MC has converted its existing rate for short-term sales for use under the WEIS Market to a long-term formula rate.
Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-196
Document Number: 2021-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of the existing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission and LAP, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) ancillary services formula rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non- firm point-to-point), L-UU1, (unreserved use), L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental reserves) are set to expire on September 30, 2021. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2024.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2021-18172
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary for Electricity confirms, approves, and places into effect on a final basis the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2022 under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The base charge increased 2.9 percent from $65.4 million in FY 2021 to $67.4 million in FY 2022. The change is primarily the result of an increase in the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) replacement costs, an increase in the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses and replacement costs, and a decrease in prior year carryover funds from FY 2021.
Notice of WAPA Loan Determination and Administration; Transmission Infrastructure Program
Document Number: 2021-17997
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal power marketing administration of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), will be responsible for the loan determination and administration of loan applications submitted to its Transmission Infrastructure Program (TIP or Program) for use of WAPA's borrowing authority. This Federal Register notice (FRN) announces WAPA's revised role in performing all activities related to loan determination and administration.
Desert Southwest Region and Western Area Lower Colorado Balancing Authority-Rate Order No. WAPA-200
Document Number: 2021-14499
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend existing formula rates for Network Integration Transmission Service (Network) on the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) and Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie), along with formula rates for ancillary services, transmission losses, and unreserved use penalties applicable to Western Area Lower Colorado Balancing Authority. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules PD-NTS4, INT-NTS4, DSW-SD4, DSW-RS4, DSW-FR4, DSW- EI4, DSW-SPR4, DSW-SUR4, DSW-GI2, DSW-TL1, and DSW-UU1 expire on September 30, 2021. These rate schedules would remain unchanged and would be extended through September 30, 2026.
Proposed Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects Firm Power Rate and Colorado River Storage Project Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates-Rate Order No. WAPA-199
Document Number: 2021-13645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a new Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) fixed firm power rates for use December 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023. The existing rates for these services are not set to expire until September 30, 2025; however, CRSP MC is initiating this rate action in response to a 35-percent projected increase to the firm power composite rate caused by a large increase in purchased power costs due to on-going drought conditions and a small increase to Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement (OM&R) expenses. Based on the FY 2021 toll on the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund (Basin Fund) and the drought-induced purchased power projections from the Reclamation May 24-Month Study, existing rates will not sustain a balance in the Basin Fund capable of supporting operations. CRSP MC proposes modifying how purchased power is calculated, and purchased power costs would be assessed on a pass-through-cost basis charged to each customer. CRSP MC proposes modifying language to implement the Cost Recovery Charge (CRC) throughout the year, if warranted, and would be able to implement a CRC if water levels drop below the intake structures at Glen Canyon Dam. Additionally, updated Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission and ancillary services rate schedules are proposed for use December 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023, with no material change proposed other than updating effective dates.
Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-195
Document Number: 2021-08494
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a 5-year, Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Joint Dispatch Transmission Service (JDTS) formula rate for use under the Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) Market through September 30, 2026. The proposed rate is unchanged from the existing rate for short-term sales of JDTS under Rate Schedule SP-NFJDT expiring September 30, 2021.
Loveland Area Projects and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority-Rate Order No. WAPA-197
Document Number: 2021-08192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to convert its existing rates for short- term sales for RMR to use under the WEIS Market to new long-term formula rates for use October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2024. The existing formula rates (approved under the WAPA Administrator's short- term rate authority) expire on September 30, 2021. No changes are being proposed to the existing formula rates under the rates for short-term sales Rate Schedules L-NFJDT (joint dispatch transmission), L-AS4 (energy imbalance), L-AS9 (generator imbalance), and L-AS7 (balancing authority real power losses).
Loveland Area Projects, Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority, and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-196
Document Number: 2021-08191
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend existing formula rates for the Loveland Area Projects (LAP), the Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM), and the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) through September 30, 2024. The extended formula rates are unchanged from the existing formula rates applicable to LAP transmission services under rate schedules L-NT1 (network), L-FPT1 (firm point-to-point), L-NFPT1 (non-firm point-to-point), and L-UU1 (unreserved use), and applicable to LAP, WACM, and CRSP ancillary services under rate schedules L-AS1 (scheduling and dispatch), L-AS2 (reactive supply and voltage control (VAR) support), L-AS3 (regulation), L-AS5 (spinning reserves), and L-AS6 (supplemental reserves) that expire on September 30, 2021.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2021-07702
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing an adjustment to the base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2022 Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The proposal would increase the base charge 9 percent from $65.4 million in FY 2021 to $71.3 million in FY 2022. The change is primarily the result of an increase in Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) replacement costs, an increase in WAPA's operations and maintenance expenses and replacement costs, and a decrease in prior year carryover funds from FY 2021. The proposed base charge and rates would go into effect on October 1, 2021 and remain in effect through September 30, 2022. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Central Valley Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-194
Document Number: 2021-03853
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This Rate Order confirms, approves, and places into effect Provisional Formula Rates for the Central Valley Project's (CVP) Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Services, Sale of Surplus Products (SSP), and revisions to the existing Energy Imbalance (EI) and Generator Imbalance (GI) formula rates (collectively, Provisional Formula Rates). The Provisional Formula Rates are associated with three events: Participation in the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) EIM; alignment of CVP's SSP with other Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) regions; and revision of existing EI and GI rate schedules.
Reauthorization of Permits, Maintenance, and Vegetation Management on Western Area Power Administration Transmission Lines on National Forest System Lands, Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah (DOE/EIS-0442)
Document Number: 2020-28016
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) has determined that it will implement the proposed action, or Project, as described in the Reauthorization of Maintenance and Vegetation Management on Western Area Power Administration Transmission Lines on Forest Service Lands, Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah final environmental impact statement (Final EIS) (DOE/EIS-0442). The proposed action includes changing WAPA's vegetation management and facility maintenance practices in some rights-of-way (ROWs) along approximately 273 miles of electrical transmission lines on National Forest System (NFS) lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) was a joint lead agency on the EIS and proposes to authorize the changes through new Special Use Permits (SUPs) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plans. This Record of Decision (ROD) was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NEPA regulations.
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