Western Area Power Administration 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.