Western Area Power Administration July 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-180
Document Number: 2017-13981
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing revised rates for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBP ED) firm power and firm peaking power service, and a new formula rate for sales of surplus products. Current firm power and firm peaking power service rates, under Rate Schedules P-SED-F12 and P-SED-FP12, are in effect through December 31, 2019. WAPA is proposing to lower the overall charges for firm power and firm peaking power service by 19 percent, as a result of rebalancing the charge components in formula-based Rate Schedules P-SED-F12 and P- SED-FP12 by reducing the drought adder component, increasing the base component, and removing the voltage discount. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay investments within the allowable periods. In addition, WAPA is proposing a new formula rate for the sale of surplus products under Rate Schedule P-SED-M1. This new rate schedule will allow for the sale of generation and generation- related products in excess of WAPA's P-SMBPED firm power obligations at market rates. WAPA will prepare a brochure providing detailed information on these proposed rates prior to the public information forums listed below. This brochure will be posted to WAPA's Web site at https://www.wapa.gov/regions/UGP/rates/Pages/2018-firm-rate- adjustment.aspx. If approved, the proposed rates, under Rate Schedules P-SED-F13, P-SED-FP13, and P-SED-M1 would become effective on January 1, 2018, and would remain in effect through December 31, 2022, or until superseded. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment and new sale of surplus products formula rate.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-179
Document Number: 2017-13980
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing revised rates for the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) firm electric service and modifications to the existing rate schedule for Sale of Surplus Products. Current firm electric service rates, under Rate Schedule L-F10, are in effect through December 31, 2019, and the formula rate for the sale of surplus products, under Rate Schedule L- M1, is in effect through September 30, 2021. LAP consists of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project (Fry-Ark) and the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program (P-SMBP)Western Division (WD), which were integrated for marketing and rate-making purposes in 1989. WAPA is proposing to lower the overall LAP firm electric service charges by 14 percent, as a result of rebalancing the charge components in formula-based Rate Schedule L-F10 by reducing the drought adder component and increasing the base component. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay investments within the allowable periods. In addition, WAPA is proposing to modify Rate Schedule L-M1, which allows for the sale of generation and generation-related products in excess of LAP's firm electric service obligations, to add ``energy'' as a surplus product. WAPA will prepare a brochure providing detailed information on these proposed rates prior to the public information forums listed below. This brochure will be posted to WAPA's Web site at: https:// www.wapa.gov/regions/RM/rates/Pages/2018-Rate-AdjustmentFirm- Power.aspx. If approved, the proposed rates under Rate Schedules L-F11 and L-M2 would become effective on January 1, 2018, and would remain in effect through December 31, 2022, or until superseded. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment and proposed rate modifications.