Conformed Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for the Boulder Canyon Project
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), is modifying Part C of its Conformed General Consolidated Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for Boulder City Area Projects (1984 Conformed Criteria) published in the Federal Register on December 28, 1984, as required by the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011 (HPAA) described herein. This modification will result in the conformance of the 1984 Conformed Criteria to the HPAA. The 2012 Conformed General Consolidated Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for Boulder City Area Projects (2012 Conformed Criteria) will provide the basis for marketing the long-term hydroelectric resources of the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) beyond September 30, 2017, when Western's current electric service contracts expire. Additional power marketing criteria for new allocations will be established by Western through a subsequent public process. This Federal Register notice (FRN) is not a call for applications. A call for applications from those interested in an allocation of BCP power will be provided for in a future notice.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-157
Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing an adjustment to the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) transmission service rates. The current rates, under Rate Schedules INT-FT4 and INT-NFT3, expire September 30, 2012. The existing rates are being adjusted to provide sufficient revenue to cover all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay capital investment obligations within the required period. Western will prepare and provide a brochure detailing information on the proposed rates. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4, are scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2012, and remain in effect through September 30, 2017. Publication of this Federal Register notice initiates the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment.