Western Area Power Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
Wildfire Risk Reduction, Reliability, and Asset Protection (WRAP) Project, Trinity County, California (DOE/EIS-0548)
Document Number: 2020-27147
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and Trinity Public Utility District (Trinity PUD) are proposing a proactive Wildfire Risk Reduction, Reliability, and Asset Protection (WRAP) Project to reduce fire risk to the surrounding communities and public lands, as well as to increase electric reliability to maintain critical services in local communities. WAPA and Trinity PUD will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NEPA Implementing Procedures, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as codified in California's Public Resource Code, and the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Quality Act (CEQA Guidelines) in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. Portions of the proposed action may affect floodplains or wetlands, so this Notice of Intent (NOI) also serves as a notice of proposed floodplain or wetlands action in accordance with DOE floodplain and wetlands review requirements.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2020-22168
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-07
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 three-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-Rate Order No. WAPA-193
Document Number: 2020-21336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of existing Central Arizona Project (CAP) transmission service formula rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedules CAP-FT3, CAP-NFT3, and CAP-NITS3 were set to expire on December 31, 2020. This rate extension, which makes no change to the existing formula rates, extends them through December 31, 2025.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-192
Document Number: 2020-19513
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The extension of existing Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project transmission service rates has been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. The existing transmission service rates under Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4 were set to expire on September 30, 2020. This rate extension makes no change to the existing transmission service rates and extends them through September 30, 2023.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2020-19116
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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) 2021 under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The base charge decreased 1.5 percent from $66.4 million in FY 2020 to $65.4 million in FY 2021. The reduction is primarily the result of an increase in prior year carryover funds.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects and Colorado River Storage Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-190
Document Number: 2020-18533
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The fixed rate for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power rate, the formula rates for the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission and ancillary services, and the new formula rate for CRSP sales of surplus products (collectively, Provisional Rates) have been confirmed, approved, and placed into effect on an interim basis. These Provisional Rates replace the existing firm power, transmission, and ancillary services rates under Rate Order No. WAPA-169 that expire on September 30, 2020.
Central Valley Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-194
Document Number: 2020-16683
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes new formula rates and revisions to the existing Energy Imbalance (EI) and Generator Imbalance (GI) rate schedules for the Central Valley Project (CVP). The new rates are associated with two events: Participation in the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and aligning CVP's Sale of Surplus Products (SSP) with other WAPA regions.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-188
Document Number: 2020-15173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary for Electricity confirms, approves, and places into effect, on an interim basis, the formula rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) transmission and ancillary services (Provisional Formula Rates). These rates will be used by Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) Upper Great Plains Region (UGP) to provide rate data to Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), the Regional Transmission Organization of which UGP is a member. These new formula rates replace the existing transmission and ancillary services formula rates under Rate Order No. WAPA-170 that expire on September 30, 2020.
Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-193
Document Number: 2020-13825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend its existing formula rates for transmission service on the Central Arizona Project (CAP) through December 31, 2025. The proposed formula rates are unchanged from the existing formula transmission service rates, under Rate Schedules CAP-FT3, CAP-NFT3, and CAP-NITS3 that expire on December 31, 2020.
Re-Opening of Comment Period for Proposed Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects Firm Power Rate and Colorado River Storage Project Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates-Rate Order No. WAPA-190
Document Number: 2020-13752
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) announces the re- opening of the comment period for the proposed Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power rate and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission and ancillary services formula rates under Rate Order No. WAPA-190.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-192
Document Number: 2020-13363
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend its existing transmission service rates for the Pacific Northwest- Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) through September 30, 2023. The proposed rates are unchanged from the existing transmission service rates under Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4 that expire on September 30, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2020-11074
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 three years with ministerial changes. The current OMB control number 1910-5136 for WAPA's Applicant Profile Data (APD) form expires November 30, 2020. WAPA intends to extend the APD form under the OMB control number to November 30, 2023. WAPA is seeking comments on this proposed information collection extension.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2020-07154
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing an adjustment to the base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service under Rate Schedule BCP- F10. The proposal would reduce the base charge 1.2 percent from $66.4 million in FY 2020 to $65.6 million for FY 2021. The reduction is primarily the result of an increase in prior year carryover funds and non-power revenue projections for the Hoover Dam visitor center. The proposed base charge and rates would go into effect on October 1, 2020, and remain in effect through September 30, 2021. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Provo River Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-189
Document Number: 2020-03019
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity, confirms, approves, and places into effect, on an interim basis, the firm power formula rate for the Provo River Project (Provisional Formula Rate). The existing firm power formula rate under Rate Schedule Provo River Formula Rate PR-1 is set to expire on March 31, 2020. This rate action makes no change to the existing formula rate.
Proposed Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects Firm Power Rate and Colorado River Storage Project Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates-Rate Order No. WAPA-190
Document Number: 2020-00890
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a new Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power rate and revised Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) transmission and ancillary services formula rates. The existing rates for these services expire on September 30, 2020. Currently, there is a 4.25 percent projected decrease to the firm power composite rate. WAPA also proposes modifications to the Cost Recovery Charge (CRC) formula. WAPA proposes changes to the annual transmission revenue requirement. WAPA also proposes to add generator imbalance service to the energy imbalance rate schedule and implement a new rate schedule for the sale of surplus products.
Interconnection of the Proposed Rail Tie Wind Project, Wyoming (DOE/EIS-0543)
Document Number: 2019-28222
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
ConnectGen Albany County LLC applied to interconnect their proposed Rail Tie Wind Project (Project) with the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) existing Ault-Craig 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Albany County, Wyoming. WAPA will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the proposal to interconnect the Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) NEPA Implementing Procedures, and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA. Portions of the proposed Project may affect floodplains and wetlands, so this Notice of Intent (NOI) also serves as a notice of proposed floodplain or wetland action in accordance with DOE floodplain and wetland environmental review requirements.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2019-18220
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
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) 2020 under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The base charge decreased by $3.3 million to $66.4 million, a 4.8% reduction from FY 2019. The reduction is primarily the result of an increase in non-power revenue projections for the Hoover Dam visitor center.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-188
Document Number: 2019-18163
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes new formula rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P- SMBPED) transmission and ancillary services. These rates will be used by WAPA's Upper Great Plains Region (UGP) to provide rate data to the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), the Regional Transmission Organization of which UGP is a member. The existing rates for services expire on September 30, 2020. The proposed rates should not result in increased overall costs to customers compared to the current formula rates because the increase to the Operating Reserves rate is expected to be offset by a similar reduction in the transmission rate.
Provo River Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-189
Document Number: 2019-15205
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes a 5-year Provo River Project (PRP) Firm Power Formula Rate through March 31, 2025, which is unchanged from the existing formula rate in Rate Schedule PR-1 that expires on March 31, 2020. This is considered a minor rate adjustment since the installed capacity for the project is only 5,000 kilowatts and therefore below the 20,000 kilowatt threshold that would make it a major rate adjustment.
Central Valley Project, California-Oregon Transmission Project, Pacific Alternating Current Intertie, and Third-Party Transmission Service-Rate Order No. WAPA-185
Document Number: 2019-13714
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Under Secretary of Energy confirms, approves, and places into effect, on an interim basis, the extension of the existing Central Valley Project power, transmission, and ancillary service; California- Oregon Transmission Project transmission; Pacific Alternating Current Intertie transmission; and third-party transmission formula rates. Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing formula rates are set to expire on September 30, 2019. This rate extension makes no changes to the existing formula rates and extends them through September 30, 2024.
2025 Resource Pool-Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region
Document Number: 2019-12751
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) announces the final 2025 Resource Pool allocations from the Central Valley and Washoe Projects under its 2025 Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region (SNR). This notice includes a summary of the comments received on WAPA's proposed 2025 Resource Pool allocations and WAPA's responses.
Falcon and Amistad Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-186
Document Number: 2019-10057
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Under Secretary of Energy approves, on an interim basis, the extension of the existing Falcon and Amistad Projects' (Projects) firm power formula rate through June 7, 2024 and will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing firm power formula rate is set to expire June 7, 2019. This rate extension makes no change to the existing formula rate.
Mohave County Wind Farm Project Record of Decision
Document Number: 2019-09677
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NextEra), through its entity Mohave County Wind Farm, LLC, proposes to develop its Mohave County Wind Farm Project (Project) and interconnect it to Western Area Power Administration's (WAPA) Mead-Peacock 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The Project site is located in the White Hills of Mohave County, Arizona, on lands managed by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). Based in part on the analysis in the final environmental impact statement (Final EIS), WAPA has determined to allow NextEra's request for interconnection to WAPA's transmission system on the Mead-Peacock 345- kV transmission line; to construct, own, operate, and maintain a new Project switchyard and associated communications equipment; and to replace or upgrade certain equipment in the Mead Substation to accommodate the Project.
Central Arizona Project, Colorado River Storage Project, Loveland Area Projects, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-187
Document Number: 2019-08277
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Under Secretary of Energy extends the existing formula rates for non-firm point-to-point transmission service provided under the WestConnect PA and will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing formula rates under Rate Schedule WC-8 are scheduled to expire on May 31, 2019. This rate extension makes no change to the existing formula rates.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2019-07025
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing the base charge and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. The proposal would reduce the base charge 2.6 percent from $69.7 million in FY 2019 to $67.9 million for FY 2020. The reduction is primarily the result of an increase in revenue projections for the Hoover Dam visitor center and a decrease in WAPA's budget. The proposed base charge and rates would go into effect on October 1, 2019, and remain in effect through September 30, 2020. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Estes to Flatiron Transmission Lines Rebuild Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0483)
Document Number: 2019-05385
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0483) for the Estes to Flatiron Transmission Lines Rebuild Project (Project) on April 13, 2018. The Agency Preferred Alternative developed by WAPA through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and described in the Final EIS is summarized in this Record of Decision (ROD). This alternative is also the Environmentally Preferred Alternative for the Project. All practicable means to avoid or minimize environmental harm have been adopted. WAPA has selected the Agency Preferred Alternative identified in the Final EIS for implementation.
Loveland Area Projects, Colorado River Storage Project, Central Arizona Project, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-187
Document Number: 2019-04989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend its existing formula rates for on-peak and off-peak transmission service provided under the WestConnect Point-to-Point Regional Transmission Service Participation Agreement (WestConnect PA) through May 31, 2024. The existing rate schedule for this service, Rate Schedule WC-8, expires on May 31, 2019.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2019-04343
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy approves, on a final basis, the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) base charge and rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 under Rate Schedule BCP-F10. Under Rate Schedule BCP-F10, the BCP base charge and rates are calculated annually.
2025 Resource Pool-Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region
Document Number: 2019-02016
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration announces proposed power allocations from the 2025 Resource Pool for the Central Valley and Washoe projects. Under the final 2025 Power Marketing Plan, 2 percent of the existing marketable resource, otherwise known as Base Resource, of the Central Valley and Washoe Projects will be allocated to new and existing eligible preference customers beginning January 1, 2025 and ending December 31, 2054. This notice provides a list of the allottees and seeks comments from the public on the proposed resource pool allocations.
2021 Resource Pool, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division
Document Number: 2019-00884
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) announces the conclusion of the 2021 Resource Pool provided for in a Notice of procedures and call for 2021 Resource Pool applications published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2018. WAPA determined there were no eligible new preference customers in the 2021 Resource Pool. Therefore, no allocations will be made as part of the 2021 Resource Pool.
Falcon and Amistad Projects' Rate Order No. WAPA-186
Document Number: 2018-27873
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
WAPA proposes extending the Falcon and Amistad Projects' firm power rate formula through June 7, 2024. The Falcon and Amistad Projects' firm power rate formula expires June 7, 2019.
Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-184
Document Number: 2018-27340
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extends the existing Parker- Davis Project (P-DP) formula rates and will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing formula rates were scheduled to expire on September 30, 2018, for firm electric and transmission service under Rate Schedules PD-F7, PD-FT7, PD-FCT7, and PD-NFT7. The Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) approved the use of the existing P-DP rates beyond September 30, 2018, under his authority to set rates for short-term sales. The short-term rates cover the period between October 1, 2018, and the date this rate extension goes into effect.
Central Valley Project, California-Oregon Transmission Project, Pacific Alternating Current Intertie, Third-Party Transmission-Rate Order No. WAPA-185
Document Number: 2018-26886
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration proposes to extend existing formula rates through September 30, 2024, for: Central Valley Project (CVP) power, transmission and ancillary service; California-Oregon Transmission Project transmission; Pacific Alternating Current Intertie transmission; and third-party transmission. The current rates expire on September 30, 2019.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-181
Document Number: 2018-20597
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extends, on an interim basis, the existing Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) transmission service rates through September 30, 2020. Existing Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4 expired on April 30, 2018. The Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) approved rates for short-term sales of firm and non-firm transmission service on April 26, 2018, to cover the period between May 1, 2018, and the date this rate extension goes into effect or October 31, 2018, whichever occurs first. The extended transmission service rates will be in effect on an interim basis until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis, or until they are replaced by other rates.
Final Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project
Document Number: 2018-19211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center, a Federal power marketing administration within the Department of Energy, announces its Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted) Final Allocation of Energy. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was published on October 11, 2017, and set forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. WAPA reviewed and considered the applications received and published the Proposed Allocations in the Federal Register on June 13, 2018. There was a 30-day comment period for the proposed allocations. WAPA has considered the comments received, and this Federal Register notice establishes the final allocations.