Western Area Power Administration 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.