Western Area Power Administration 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Parker-Davis Project-Post-2008 Resource Pool Allocation Procedures
Document Number: E5-7438
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), announces the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) Post-2008 Resource Pool Allocation Procedures, developed under the requirements of the Energy Planning and Management Program (EPAMP). EPAMP provides for the establishment of project-specific resource pools and power allocations from these pools to new preference customers. Western, under EPAMP, is finalizing procedures for use in allocating power from the P-DP Post-2008 Resource Pool that will become available October 1, 2008. Western originally proposed allocation procedures in the October 1, 2004, Federal Register. Responses to public comments received on the proposed procedures are included in this notice. In accordance with this notice, Western plans to announce proposed allocations in the Federal Register after April 1, 2006.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-126
Document Number: E5-6576
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-126 and Rate Schedules P-SED-F8 and P-SED-FP8, placing firm power and firm peaking power rates from the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) of the Western Area Power Administration (Western) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are replaced by other rates. The provisional rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay power investment and irrigation aid, within the allowable periods.
Loveland Area Projects
Document Number: E5-6575
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-125 and Rate Schedule L-F6, placing firm electric service rates from the Loveland Area Projects (LAP) of the Western Area Power Administration (Western) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are replaced by other rates. The provisional rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expenses, and repay power investment and irrigation aid, within the allowable periods.
Parker-Davis Project, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and the Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-114
Document Number: E5-6572
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) initiated a formal rate process for the purpose of implementing a multi-system transmission rate (MSTR) by a Federal Register notice published on June 22, 2004. The process was extended by a Federal Register notice on March 3, 2005. The purpose of the extension was to allow Western time to respond to customer requests to develop a customer choice model. Western developed and presented a customer choice methodology in public information and public comment forums held March 29, 2005, and April 6, 2005, respectively. Effective November 28, 2005, Western is withdrawing the MSTR proposal for long-term firm transmission service on the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP), the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie), and the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Western has considered all comments in its decision to withdraw its proposal for the MSTR for long-term firm transmission service. Western is, however, studying the conversion of non-firm and short-term firm transmission service on the Parker-Davis, Intertie and Central Arizona projects to a multi-system service. Customer notification will be provided and feedback sought in a separate informal process.
Solicitation of Interest for New Transmission Capacity Between Wyoming and Colorado
Document Number: 05-22628
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The electricity corridor between southeastern Wyoming and northeastern Colorado has experienced a transmission constraint for a number of years. This constraint is designated in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council's Path Rating Catalog and referenced in this notice as ``TOT 3.'' To examine possibilities for relieving the TOT 3 constraint, the Western Area Power Administration (Western) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) and Trans-Elect, Inc. (Trans-Elect). Under this MOU, Western is soliciting expressions of interest from entities desiring transmission rights on a new line potentially to be built across TOT 3.
Desert Southwest Customer Service Region-Rate Order No. WAPA-127
Document Number: 05-20433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing revised rate methodologies for network integration transmission service (network service) for the Parker-Davis Project (PDP), and the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) and for ancillary services from the PDP, Boulder Canyon Project (BCP), and part of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) located in the Desert Southwest Customer Service Region's (DSWR) Balancing Authority and Transmission Operations Area (BATO). Current rates, under Rate Schedules DSW-SD1, DSW-RS1, DSW-FR1, DSW-EI1, DSW-SPR1, DSW-SUR1, PD- NTS1, and INT-NTS1, extend through March 31, 2006. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense and repayment of required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedules DSW-SD2, DSW-RS2, DSW-FR2, DSW-EI2, DSW-SPR2, DSW-SUR2, PD- NTS2, INT-NTS2, WS-NTS1, are scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2006, and will remain in effect through March 31, 2011. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division Transmission and Ancillary Services-Rate Order No. WAPA-122
Document Number: 05-19039
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-23
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-122 and Rate Schedules UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-NT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, and UGP-AS6 placing the Integrated System (IS) Transmission and Ancillary Services rate into effect on an interim basis. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are replaced by other rates. The provisional rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of required investment, within the allowable periods.
Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-119
Document Number: 05-17106
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-119 and Rate Schedule SNF-6, placing a non-firm power formula rate from the Stampede Powerplant of the Washoe Project (Stampede) of the Western Area Power Administration (Western) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional formula rate will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) confirms, approves, and places it into effect on a final basis or until replaced by other rates. The provisional rate will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay power investment and irrigation aid, within the allowable periods.
Boulder Canyon Project; Rate Order No. WAPA-120
Document Number: 05-17000
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-120 and Rate Schedule BCP-F7, placing the electric service ratesetting formula and fiscal year (FY) 2006 base charge and rates from the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) of the Western Area Power Administration (Western) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional base charge and rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are replaced by other rates. The provisional base charge and rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of power investment within the allowable periods.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-117
Document Number: 05-16044
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-117 and Rate Schedule SLIP-F8, placing firm power rates for the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) of the Western Area Power Administration (Western) into effect on an interim basis. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are replaced by other rates. The provisional rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of power investment and irrigation aid, within the allowable periods.
Construction and Operation of the Proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project, South Dakota and Minnesota
Document Number: 05-14690
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This notice advises the public that the Western Area Power Administration (Western), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is extending the scoping period for the Construction and Operation of the Proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project, South Dakota and Minnesota, Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to August 29, 2005.
Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-124
Document Number: 05-13010
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing revised rates for the Central Arizona Project (CAP) firm point-to-point transmission service, nonfirm point-to-point transmission service, and Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) on the CAP 115 kilovolt (kV) and 230-kV transmission lines. Current rates, under Rate Schedules CAP-FT1, CAP-NFT1 and CAP-NITS1, extend through December 31, 2005. Proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates to all interested parties. Proposed rates, under Rate Schedules CAP-FT2, CAP-NFT2, and CAP-NITS2, are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2006, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2010. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Loveland Area Projects-Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority-Rate Order No. WAPA 118
Document Number: 05-12072
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing an adjustment for its Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Regulation) rate. The current rate, Rate Schedule No. L-AS3, will expire February 28, 2009. Western is undertaking this rate adjustment in response to anticipated load and resource growth and the corresponding impact on the Western Area Colorado Missouri (WACM) Balancing Authority (WACM Balancing Authority). Prior to April 1, 2005, the WACM Balancing Authority was known as the WACM Control Area. This proposed rate adjustment will ensure that users of Regulation service within the WACM Balancing Authority are appropriately assessed for their Regulation usage and that sufficient revenue is collected to cover provision of the service. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Rate Order No. WAPA-126
Document Number: 05-11884
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing revised rates for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED) firm electric and firm peaking power service. Current rates, under Rate Schedules P-SED-F7 and P-SED-FP7, extend through December 31, 2008. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates to all interested parties. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedules P-SED-F8 and P-SED-FP8, are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2006, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2010. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Loveland Area Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-125
Document Number: 05-11883
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing revised rates for Loveland Area Projects (LAP) firm electric service. LAP consists of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project and the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramWestern Division, which were integrated for marketing and rate-making purposes in 1989. Current rates, under Rate Schedule L-F5, expire on December 31, 2008, but are not sufficient to meet the LAP revenue requirements. Proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates to all interested parties. Proposed rates, under Rate Schedule L-F6, are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2006, and will remain in effect through December 31, 2010. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rate adjustment.
Construction and Operation of the Proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project, South Dakota and Minnesota
Document Number: 05-10662
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of the proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project (Project) in South Dakota and Minnesota. The Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (RUS), will participate as a cooperating agency. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES, Applicant), on behalf of the Big Stone II Project co-owners, has applied to interconnect the proposed Project to Western's power transmission system. The EIS will address the construction and operation of the proposed Project, which includes a nominal 600 megawatt (MW) (net) coal-fired power plant and ancillary equipment and facilities in eastern South Dakota, upgrades of existing transmission lines and facilities, and up to 129 miles of new transmission lines in South Dakota and Minnesota. Western will hold a 60-day scoping period and scoping meetings near the Project area to receive input on the scope of the EIS.
Parker-Davis Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-123
Document Number: 05-10307
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This action is to revise the existing Parker-Davis Project (P- DP) Wholesale Firm Power Service Rate Schedule PD-F6 to include language pertinent to the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund surcharge, which the Western Area Power Administration (Western) is legislatively required to assess to P-DP power service customers in the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada beginning June 1, 2005. Title I, section 102(c) of the Hoover Power Plant Act of 1984 specifies that beginning June 1, 2005, and until the end of the repayment period for the Central Arizona Project, the Secretary of Energy shall provide for surplus revenues to the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund by including the equivalent of 4\1/2\ mills per kilowatthour in the rates set by the Secretary of Energy that are charged to Arizona purchasers and 2\1/2\ mills per kilowatthour in rates charged to California and Nevada purchasers of P-DP power.
Washoe Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-119
Document Number: 05-9080
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing a minor rate adjustment for non-firm energy from the Stampede Powerplant (Stampede), of the Washoe Project, located in Sierra County, California. The current rates expire September 30, 2005. The rate will provide sufficient revenue to repay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repay required investment within the allowable period. The rate impact is detailed in a rate brochure to be provided to all interested parties. The proposed new rate is scheduled to go into effect October 1, 2005, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2010. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division-Notice of Proposed Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates-Rate Order No. WAPA-122
Document Number: 05-7694
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing a minor transmission and ancillary services rate adjustment for the Pick- Sloan Missouri Basin ProgramEastern Division (P-SMBPED). The P- SMBPED transmission and ancillary service rate schedules will expire on September 30, 2005. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of required investment within the allowable periods. Western will prepare a brochure providing detailed information on the rates to all interested parties. Western intends to conduct the public participation according to the minor rate adjustment process as defined in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Procedures for Public Participation in Power and Transmission Rate Adjustments and Extensions. Western expects the proposed rates to go into effect October 1, 2005, and remain in effect through September 30, 2010. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.
Desert Southwest Customer Service Region-Rate Order No. WAPA-121
Document Number: 05-6035
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
This action is to extend the existing Rate Schedules PD-NTS1, INT-NTS1, DSW-SD1, DSW-RS1, DSW-FR1, DSW-EI1, DSW-SPR1, and DSW-SUR1 for the Desert Southwest Customer Service Region (DSW) network integration transmission services (NTS) for the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) and the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) and ancillary services for the Western Area Lower Colorado control area through March 31, 2006. The additional time is needed to accommodate the extension of the Multi-System Transmission Rate (MSTR) Public Process.
Parker-Davis Project, Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project, and the Central Arizona Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-114
Document Number: 05-4118
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) initiated a rate adjustment process for a multi-system transmission rate (MSTR) which would have applied to the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP), the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie), and the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Western is extending the rate process to allow sufficient time to propose a methodology for the MSTR allowing customers to choose between a single system transmission service and a multi-system transmission service (customer choice model). Western will hold an additional Public Information Forum and Public Comment Forum.
Construction and Operation of the Proposed White Wind Farm Project, Brookings County, SD
Document Number: 05-3147
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposal by Navitas Energy (Navitas) to construct and operate the White Wind Farm Project (Project) in Brookings County, South Dakota. The EIS will address the construction and operation of the proposed Project, which includes wind turbine generators, access roads, collection and feeder lines, communications system, and a new electrical substation. Navitas has applied to Western to interconnect the proposed Project to Western's power transmission system. Western needs to grant or deny Navitas' interconnection request under the provisions of its General Guidelines for Interconnections. Western will hold a 30-day scoping period and a scoping meeting near the project area to ensure that interested members of the public and groups, and Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies have an opportunity to provide input on the scope of the EIS.
Boulder Canyon Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-120
Document Number: 05-3146
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is initiating a rate adjustment process for Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service. Western proposes to extend the existing rate-setting formula, and approve the proposed base charge and rates for FY 2006. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process to extend the existing rate-setting formula and the proposed base charge and rates. The proposed base charge and rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expense, and repayment of required investment within the allowable period.
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects-Rate Order No. WAPA-117
Document Number: 05-909
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing adjustments to the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (SLCA/IP) firm power rates. The SLCA/IP consists of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), Collbran, and Rio Grande projects, which were integrated for marketing and ratemaking purposes on October 1, 1987, and two participating projects of the CRSP that have power facilities, the Dolores and Seedskadee projects. The current rates, under Rate Schedule SLIP-F7 expire September 30, 2007, but are not sufficient to meet the SLCA/IP revenue requirements. The proposed rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including operation and maintenance, and replacements (OM&R), interest expenses, and the required repayment of investment within the allowable period. Western will prepare a brochure that provides detailed information on the rates to all interested parties. The proposed rates, under Rate Schedule SLIP-F8, are scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2005. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.