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Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-65.
Robert D. Willis Hydropower Rate
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00D, effective January 22, 2010, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-64, which increases the power rate for the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Willis) pursuant to the Willis Rate Schedule which supersedes the existing rate schedule.
Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate
The current Sam Rayburn Dam Project rate was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 30, 2009, Docket No. EF09-4021-000. These rates became effective for the period January 1, 2009, through September 30, 2012. The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2012 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues of $193,896 (4.9 percent) to meet cost recovery criteria. In accordance with Southwestern's isolated project rate adjustment threshold, signed September 8, 2003, the Administrator, Southwestern, may determine, on a case by case basis, that for a revenue decrease or increase in the magnitude of five percent or less, deferral of a formal rate filing is in the best interest of the Government. The Deputy Secretary of Energy has the authority to extend rates, previously confirmed and approved by FERC, on an interim basis, pursuant to title 10, part 903, subpart A of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 903), sections 903.22(h) and 903.23(a)(3) . In accordance with these authorities, Southwestern proposes to defer the rate adjustment and proposes that the current rates be extended for a one-year period effective through September 30, 2013.
Robert D. Willis Power Rate
The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), has prepared Current and Revised 2012 Power Repayment Studies which show the need for an increase in annual revenues to meet cost recovery criteria. Such increased revenues are needed to cover increased costs associated with operating and maintaining the facilities as well as increased costs associated with compliance requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Additional revenues are also needed to recover increased costs associated with investments and replacements to the hydroelectric generating facilities. The Administrator has developed a proposed Robert D. Willis rate schedule, which is supported by a power repayment study, to recover the required revenues. The June 2012 Revised Power Repayment Study indicates that the proposed rate schedule would increase annual revenues approximately 15.4 percent from $929,388 to $1,072,332 effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016.\1\
Integrated System Power Rates
Pursuant to Delegation Order Nos. 00-037.00, effective December 6, 2001, and 00-001.00C, effective January 31, 2007, the Deputy Secretary has approved and placed into effect on an interim basis Rate Order No. SWPA-63, which increases the power rates for the Integrated System pursuant to the Integrated System Rate Schedules which supersede the existing rate schedules.