Western Area Power Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
Falcon and Amistad Projects' Rate Order No. WAPA-186
Document Number: 2018-27873
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
WAPA proposes extending the Falcon and Amistad Projects' firm power rate formula through June 7, 2024. The Falcon and Amistad Projects' firm power rate formula expires June 7, 2019.
Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-184
Document Number: 2018-27340
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extends the existing Parker- Davis Project (P-DP) formula rates and will submit them to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for confirmation and approval on a final basis. The existing formula rates were scheduled to expire on September 30, 2018, for firm electric and transmission service under Rate Schedules PD-F7, PD-FT7, PD-FCT7, and PD-NFT7. The Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) approved the use of the existing P-DP rates beyond September 30, 2018, under his authority to set rates for short-term sales. The short-term rates cover the period between October 1, 2018, and the date this rate extension goes into effect.
Central Valley Project, California-Oregon Transmission Project, Pacific Alternating Current Intertie, Third-Party Transmission-Rate Order No. WAPA-185
Document Number: 2018-26886
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration proposes to extend existing formula rates through September 30, 2024, for: Central Valley Project (CVP) power, transmission and ancillary service; California-Oregon Transmission Project transmission; Pacific Alternating Current Intertie transmission; and third-party transmission. The current rates expire on September 30, 2019.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-181
Document Number: 2018-20597
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extends, on an interim basis, the existing Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) transmission service rates through September 30, 2020. Existing Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4 expired on April 30, 2018. The Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) approved rates for short-term sales of firm and non-firm transmission service on April 26, 2018, to cover the period between May 1, 2018, and the date this rate extension goes into effect or October 31, 2018, whichever occurs first. The extended transmission service rates will be in effect on an interim basis until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis, or until they are replaced by other rates.
Final Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project
Document Number: 2018-19211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center, a Federal power marketing administration within the Department of Energy, announces its Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted) Final Allocation of Energy. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was published on October 11, 2017, and set forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. WAPA reviewed and considered the applications received and published the Proposed Allocations in the Federal Register on June 13, 2018. There was a 30-day comment period for the proposed allocations. WAPA has considered the comments received, and this Federal Register notice establishes the final allocations.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2018-16248
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing to calculate formula rates for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service. The expiration of the FY 2018 base charge and rates on September 30, 2018, requires this action. The proposed base charge will provide sufficient revenue to recover all annual costs and repay investment obligations within the allowable period. The proposed base charge and rates are scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2018, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2019. Publication of this Federal Register notice will initiate the public process.
Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-184
Document Number: 2018-15000
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend the existing formula rates for Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) firm electric and transmission service through September 30, 2023. The existing Rate Schedules PD-F7, PD-FT7, PD-FCT7, and PD-NFT7 expire September 30, 2018.
Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications, Sierra Nevada Region
Document Number: 2018-14998
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal power marketing administration of the Department of Energy (DOE), published the Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications (Call for 2025 Applications), on March 8, 2018, in the Federal Register. In the Call for 2025 Applications, WAPA stated all applications were due by 4:00 p.m., PDT, on May 7, 2018. This notice reopens the period during which DOE will accept applications and deems any application submitted by 4 p.m., PDT, on August 13, 2018 to be timely submitted.
Proposed Allocation of Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project
Document Number: 2018-12697
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Management Center, a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted) Proposed Allocation of Energy. The Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications was published on October 11, 2017, and set forth that an application for an allocation of energy from Olmsted was due by December 11, 2017. WAPA has reviewed and considered the applications received and this Federal Register notice outlines WAPA's proposed allocations.
2021 Resource Pool, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division
Document Number: 2018-11418
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal power marketing administration of DOE, is publishing procedures and calling for applications from new preference entities interested in an allocation of Federal power. WAPA published its 2021 Power Marketing Initiative (2021 PMI) for the Upper Great Plains Customer Service Region (UGPR) in the Federal Register on November 16, 2011. The 2021 PMI specifies the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market power from the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) beginning January 1, 2021, continuing through December 31, 2050. The 2021 PMI established resource pools for 2021, 2031, and 2041. Each resource pool is comprised of up to 1 percent (approximately 20 megawatts) of the long- term marketable resource of the P-SMBPED. Therefore, as required by the 2021 PMI, WAPA is issuing a call for applications for UGPR's 2021 Resource Pool. New preference entities interested in applying for an allocation of power from WAPA's UGPR must submit a formal application using the Applicant Profile Data (APD) form and must meet the General Eligibility Criteria, General Allocation Criteria, and General Contract Principles.
Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-177
Document Number: 2018-09623
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-177 and Rate Schedule F-1, placing the formula rate for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted) into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rate).
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-181
Document Number: 2018-04797
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend the existing Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project transmission service rates through September 30, 2020. The existing Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4 expire April 30, 2018.
Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications
Document Number: 2018-04672
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration. (WAPA), a Federal power marketing administration of DOE, published its 2025 Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region (SNR) in the Federal Register on August 15, 2017. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the Washoe Project beginning January 1, 2025, and continuing through December 31, 2054. As required by the Marketing Plan, WAPA is issuing a call for applications for SNR's 2025 Resource Pool. Preference entities who wish to apply for a new allocation of power from WAPA's SNR must submit a formal application using the Applicant Profile Data (APD) form and must meet the Eligibility and Allocation Criteria described in the Marketing Plan. In addition, if a customer that currently has an allocation of power wishes to apply for an additional power allocation, it also must submit an application using the APD form and meet the Eligibility and Allocation Criteria. The General Criteria, and Contract Principles as defined in the Marketing Plan will apply to new allottees and existing customers.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-180
Document Number: 2017-26376
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-180 and Rate Schedules P-SED-F13, P-SED-FP13, and P-SED- M1 for firm power service, firm peaking power service, and a new formula rate for sale of surplus products for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rates).
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-179
Document Number: 2017-26375
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-179 and Rate Schedules L-F11 and L-M2, placing firm electric service and sale of surplus products formula rates for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Loveland Area Projects (LAP) into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rates).
Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-178
Document Number: 2017-24496
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-13
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-178 and Rate Schedule BCP-F10, placing formula rates for electric service from the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional formula rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable periods. The Deputy Secretary has also confirmed and approved the fiscal year (FY) 2018 base charge and rates for BCP electric service.
Recommendation for the Western Area Power Administration Loveland Area Projects and Colorado River Storage Project To Pursue Final Negotiations Regarding Membership in a Regional Transmission Organization
Document Number: 2017-21938
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a power marketing administration (PMA) of the Department of Energy (DOE), is publishing this recommendation for the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) and the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) to pursue final negotiations regarding membership in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). WAPA is seeking public comment from its customers, Native American Tribes, stakeholders, and the public on the substance of WAPA's recommendation to pursue final negotiations regarding LAP and CRSP membership in SPP.
Proposed Olmsted Project Rate Order No. WAPA-177
Document Number: 2017-21936
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The United States Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), is proposing a new power formula rate for the Olmsted Hydroelectric Powerplant Replacement Project (Olmsted). There is no existing rate for Olmsted; therefore, the CRSP MC is proposing a new formula, under Rate Schedule Olmsted F-1, that will be used to determine the annual energy charge. WAPA will provide a brochure detailing information about the proposed formula rate prior to the public information forum and will post it to the Olmsted rate action Web site at https://www.wapa.gov/regions/CRSP/rates/Pages/rate-order- 177.aspx. If approved, the proposed formula rate under Rate Schedule Olmsted F-1 would become effective on April 1, 2018, and remain in effect through March 31, 2023, or until superseded. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed formula rate.
Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications
Document Number: 2017-21934
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces its Final 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan and Call for Applications for an allocation of energy from the Olmsted Powerplant Replacement Project.
Office of General Counsel; Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-21322
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), submitted an extension to an existing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, comment, and approval, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The ICR seeks a 3-year extension for WAPA's Applicant Profile Data form (APD), OMB Control No. 1910-5136. The ICR described below identifies the request, including the anticipated public burden. The ICR is necessary for the proper performance of WAPA's functions. WAPA markets a limited amount of Federal hydropower. Due to the high demand for WAPA's power, WAPA needs the ability to collect information under the ICR in order to evaluate who may receive an allocation of Federal power pursuant to specific marketing plans. This APD public process only determines the information WAPA will collect in its ICR. The actual allocation of Federal power will be conducted through a separate marketing plan process outside the scope of this APD process.
2025 Power Marketing Plan
Document Number: 2017-17210
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), announces its final 2025 Power Marketing Plan (Marketing Plan) for the Sierra Nevada Region (SNR). On December 31, 2024, all of SNR's long-term power sales contracts will expire. This notice responds to comments received on the Proposed 2025 Power Marketing Plan (Proposed Plan) and sets forth the Marketing Plan. The Marketing Plan specifies the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the Washoe Project beginning January 1, 2025. This Marketing Plan supersedes all previous marketing plans for these projects. WAPA will offer new contracts for the sale of power to existing customers as more fully described in the Marketing Plan. Entities who wish to apply for a new allocation of power from WAPA, and who meet the criteria defined in the Marketing Plan, should submit formal applications. Application procedures will be set forth in the Call for 2025 Resource Pool Applications in a separate Federal Register notice to be published after the Marketing Plan is applicable.
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.
Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-178
Document Number: 2017-12700
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is proposing to update the rate-setting formulas for electric service for the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) under proposed Rate Schedule BCP-F10, and adjust the annual calculation for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 base charge and rates. The expiration of the current base charge and rates on September 30, 2017, and beginning of the new 50-year marketing period on October 1, 2018, require these actions. The current base charge under Rate Schedule BCP-F9 is not sufficient to cover all annual costs including operation and maintenance, replacements, and interest expense; and repay investment obligations within the allowable period. After collaborating with the BCP contractors, WAPA proposes an FY 2018 base charge that includes a one-time $15 million working capital fund primarily for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) for the new marketing period. The FY 2019 base charge is expected to decrease by $15 million after the collection of working capital in FY 2018. The proposed base charge will provide sufficient revenue to cover all annual costs and repay investment obligations within the allowable period. WAPA will post proposed Rate Schedule BCP-F10 and a detailed rate package that identifies the reasons for the base charge and rates adjustment on its Web site during the consultation and comment period. The proposed base charge and rates are scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2017, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2018. Publication of this Federal Register notice initiates the formal public process to implement the proposed rate-setting formulas and the FY 2018 base charge and rates.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-10046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), an element of the Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years without change, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The current OMB control number 1910-5136 for WAPA's Applicant Profile Data (APD) form expires September 30, 2017. WAPA intends to extend the APD form under the OMB control number to September 30, 2020. WAPA is seeking comments on this proposed information collection extension.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton IV Wind Energy Center, Burleigh County, North Dakota
Document Number: 2017-07386
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is cancelling the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on an interconnection request by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NextEra).
TransWest Express Transmission Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0450)
Document Number: 2017-06479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), acting as joint lead agencies, issued the proposed TransWest Express Transmission Project (Project) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0450) on May 1, 2015. The Agency Preferred Alternative developed by WAPA and the BLM through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and described in the Final EIS is summarized in this Record of Decision (ROD). Because the BLM and WAPA were joint lead agencies in the preparation of the EIS, each agency will issue its own ROD(s) addressing the overall Project and the specific matters within its jurisdiction and authority. This ROD constitutes WAPA's decision with respect to the alternatives considered in the Final EIS. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), and Utah Reclamation Mitigation Conservation Commission (URMCC) are cooperating agencies in the proposed Project based on their potential Federal action to issue use permits across lands under their respective management. These agencies also will issue their own decisions regarding their specific agency actions. Additional cooperating agencies include Federal, state, tribal, and local agencies. WAPA has selected the Agency Preferred Alternative identified in the Final EIS as the route for the Project. This decision on the route will enable design and engineering activities to proceed and help inform WAPA's Federal action(s) to consider any received or anticipated loan application permitted under its borrowing authority and/or exercise its options for participation in the Project. These considerations are contingent on the successful development of participation agreements as well as any and all documentation and commitments needed to satisfy financial underwriting standards.
Colusa-Sutter 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project, Colusa, Sutter, Yolo and Sacramento Counties, California
Document Number: 2017-00053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
On December 18, 2015, Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), an agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announced the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the proposed 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. This proposed Project is known as the Colusa- Sutter (CoSu) 500-kV Transmission Line Project. In that previous notice, WAPA described the schedule for scoping meetings and advised the public that comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR were due by February 16, 2016. On February 5, 2016, an additional notice was published extending the due date for comments on the scope of the EIS/ EIR to April 18, 2016. By this notice, WAPA announces additional public scoping meetings and reopens the period for submitting comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR.
Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-176
Document Number: 2016-31973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extended, on an interim basis, the existing Washoe Project, Stampede Division, Non-Firm Power Formula Rate, effective October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2022. The existing Non-Firm Power Formula Rate Schedule SNF-7 expires on September 30, 2017. The extended formula rate will be in effect on an interim basis until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves the extension on a final basis, or until superseded.
Proposed 2018 Olmsted Power Marketing Plan
Document Number: 2016-28976
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, is seeking comments about this Proposed Olmsted Power Marketing Plan. WAPA has responsibility for the marketing of energy from the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), among other projects, and operates the transmission infrastructure associated with these Federal projects.
Final 2025 Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects Power Marketing Plan
Document Number: 2016-28690
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, announces the Final 2025 Power Marketing Plan (2025 Marketing Plan) for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP). The Post-1989 General Power Marketing and Allocation Criteria (Post-1989 Plan), February 7, 1986, as extended June 25, 1999, will expire on September 30, 2024. After consideration of the public comments received, WAPA has decided to implement the Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan with the exception that WAPA will not create a new, 2-percent resource pool for potential new customers. This Federal Register notice is published to announce WAPA's decision for the Final 2025 Marketing Plan, respond to the comments received on the Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan, and specify the terms and conditions under which WAPA will market SLCA/IP firm hydroelectric resources beginning October 1, 2024.
Boulder Canyon Project
Document Number: 2016-22465
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
In this notice, the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) establishes the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 base charge and rates for Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service, as approved by the Deputy Secretary of Energy (Deputy Secretary). The base charge will provide sufficient revenue to cover all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay investments within the allowable period.
Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-176
Document Number: 2016-21740
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend the existing Washoe Project, Stampede Division, non-firm power formula rate through September 30, 2022. The existing Rate Schedule SNF-7 expires September 30, 2017.
Desert Southwest Region Transmission, Transmission Losses, Unreserved Use Penalties, and Ancillary Services-Rate Order No. WAPA-175
Document Number: 2016-20397
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-175 and Rate Schedules PD-NTS4 and INT-NTS4, placing formula rates for Network Integration Transmission Service (Network) on the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) and Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) into effect on an interim basis. The Deputy Secretary also confirmed and approved Rate Schedules DSW-TL1, DSW-UU1, DSW-SD4, DSW- RS4, DSW-FR4, DSW-EI4, DSW-SPR4, DSW-SUR4, and DSW-GI2, placing formula rates for transmission losses, unreserved use penalties, and ancillary services from WAPA's Desert Southwest Region (DSW) and Western Area Lower Colorado Balancing Authority (WALC) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional formula rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay applicable investments within the allowable periods.
Rocky Mountain Region Transmission, Ancillary Services, Transmission Losses, and Sales of Surplus Products-Rate Order No. WAPA-174
Document Number: 2016-19973
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-174 and Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-UU1, L- AS1, L-AS2, L-AS3, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6, L-AS7, L-AS9, and L-M1 placing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission; Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), LAP, and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority (WACM) ancillary services; WACM transmission losses, and LAP sales of surplus products formula rates of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Rocky Mountain Region (WAPA-RMR) into effect on an interim basis (Provisional Formula Rates). The Provisional Formula Rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and to repay applicable investments within the allowable periods.
Record of Decision for the San Luis Transmission Project (DOE/EIS-0496)
Document Number: 2016-10802
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Western Area Power Administration, Department of Energy
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority), a California joint powers agency, have prepared a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the San Luis Transmission Project (SLTP or Proposed Project). Western is the Federal lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Authority is the state lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is a NEPA Cooperating Agency. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is a CEQA Responsible Agency. Western proposes to construct, own, operate, and maintain approximately 95 miles of new transmission lines within easements ranging from 125 to 250 feet wide through Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties along the foothills of the western San Joaquin Valley. Western also would upgrade or expand its existing substations, make the necessary arrangements to upgrade or expand existing Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) substations, or construct new substations to accommodate the interconnections of these new transmission lines. The Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2016 (81 FR 16175). After considering the environmental impacts, Western has decided to construct, operate, and maintain the transmission line and other project components within the corridors identified as the Agency Preferred Alternative in the Final EIS/EIR.