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Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) Revision(s), Status and Postings

Last Update(s):  06/01/2020, Initial Notifications of Proposed OATT Revisions 20-01 (For SNR participation in the CAISO EIM) and 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the SPP WEIS Market)


Currently planned, active, or completed WAPA OATT revisions:

1. OATT Revision 20-02 (WEIS Market) (ACTIVE)
2. OATT Revision 20-01 (EIM) (ACTIVE)
3
. OATT Revision 19-01 (COMPLETED)
4. OATT Revision 18-01 (COMPLETED)



OATT Revision 20-02 (CRSP/RMR participation in the SPP WEIS Market) (ACTIVE) : (FAQs: WAPA-Proposed-OATT-Revision-20-02-FAQs.pdf, Version: 06/01/2020)

06/01/2020:  Initial Notification of Proposed OATT Revision 20-02 (for SPP WEIS Market), Announcement of Stakeholder Meeting:

WAPA is proposing OATT revisions to address CRSP's and RMR's planned participation in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service Market (WEIS Market) on or around February 1, 2021. See announcement here:
WAPA-Proposed-OATT-Revision-20-02-Announcement.pdf. WAPA is also providing notice via electronic mail to its customers/stakeholders.

As part of WAPA's process to seek stakeholder comments on the proposed OATT revisions, WAPA will hold a Stakeholder Meeting on June 22, 2020 at 10am MDT (via WebEx) to present its proposed OATT revisions for OATT Revision 20-02. WebEx information is here:  Webex InfoWAPA's 30-day comment period will begin once WAPA posts its proposed OATT revisions on its Regional OASIS sites before the June 22, 2020 Stakeholder Meeting. WAPA invites all interested parties to attend.  In addition to sharing the proposed revisions, WAPA will also outline the expected timeline to respond to stakeholder feedback, complete the OATT revisions, and file the OATT revisions with FERC.

Additional details, including the meeting presentation and redlines of WAPA's proposed OATT revisions, will be posted on this page prior to the June 22, 2020 Stakeholder Meeting.  Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).

04/20/2020 (Update to 03/18/2020 posting): Advance Notice of Potential OATT Revisions, Likely Schedules (Revised 04/20/2020 to reflect on or around June 1, 2020)

WAPA has posted notice on its www.wapa.gov website of: (1) the intent of the Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) to participate in the the California Independent System Operator's Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) along with several members of the Balancing Area of Northern California (BANC), and (2) the intent of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), Rocky Mountain Region (RMR), and Upper Great Plains Region (UGP) to participate in the Southwest Power Pool's (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service Market (WEIS Market). Information regarding WAPA's plans for participation in the Western Interconnection Energy Imbalance Service Markets is available at the following URL:  https://www.wapa.gov/About/keytopics/Pages/energy-imbalance.aspx

In order to participate in the EIM and WEIS Market, WAPA will need to make associated revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). Therefore, WAPA is planning for potential OATT Revision 20-01 (for SNR's participation in the EIM) and OATT Revision 20-02 (for CRSP's and RMR's participation in the WEIS Market). UGP will be working with SPP to make the necessary updates to the SPP OATT to accommodate UGP's participation in the WEIS Market, given its membership as a Transmission Owner in SPP.

WAPA tentatively plans to begin notification and distribution of information about potential revisions to the WAPA OATT for participation in each of the Energy Imbalance Service Markets on or around June 1, 2020. All information related to the upcoming OATT Revisions will be posted on this page.

Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).



OATT Revision 20-01 (SNR participation in CAISO EIM) (ACTIVE) : (FAQs: WAPA-Proposed-OATT-Revision-20-01-FAQs.pdf, Version: 06/01/2020)

06/01/2020: Initial Notification of Proposed OATT Revision 20-01 (for CAISO EIM), Announcement of Stakeholder Meeting

WAPA is proposing OATT revisions to address SNR's planned participation in the California Independent System Operator's Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) on or around April 1, 2021. See announcement here: WAPA-Proposed-OATT-Revision-20-01-Announcement.pdf. WAPA is also providing notice via electronic mail to its customers/stakeholders.

WAPA has posted an advance draft of the new proposed Attachment S, which includes key changes required for SNR's participation in the EIM at the following link:

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-01-OATT-Redline-Attachment-S-Version1--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed new OATT Attachment S
(advance draft)

WAPA welcomes questions and comments related to the advance draft concepts, terms, and conditions of the proposed Attachment S. The advance draft Attachment S is subject to revision prior to posting the complete proposed OATT Revision 20-01 materials on or around June 29, 2020. The advance draft review period will not abbreviate the 30-day informal stakeholder comment period described below.

As part of WAPA's process to seek stakeholder comments on the proposed OATT revisions, WAPA will hold a Stakeholder Meeting on July 8, 2020 at 10am MDT (via WebEx) to present its proposed complete set of OATT revisions for SNR's participation in the EIM. WebEx information is here:  Webex Info. WAPA's 30-day comment period will begin once WAPA posts its proposed complete set of OATT revisions on its Regional OASIS sites ahead of the July 8, 2020, Stakeholder Meeting. WAPA invites all interested parties to attend. In addition to sharing the proposed revisions, WAPA will also outline the expected timeline to respond to stakeholder feedback, complete the OATT revisions, and file the OATT revisions with FERC.

Additional details, including the meeting presentation and redlines of WAPA's proposed OATT revisions, will be posted on this page prior to the July 8, 2020 Stakeholder Meeting.  Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).

04/20/2020 (Update to 03/18/2020 posting): Advance Notice of Potential OATT Revisions, Likely Schedules (Revised 04/20/2020 to reflect on or around June 1, 2020)

WAPA has posted notice on its www.wapa.gov website of: (1) the intent of the Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) to participate in the the California Independent System Operator's Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) along with several members of the Balancing Area of Northern California (BANC), and (2) the intent of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), Rocky Mountain Region (RMR), and Upper Great Plains Region (UGP) to participate in the Southwest Power Pool's (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service Market (WEIS Market). Information regarding WAPA's plans for participation in the Western Interconnection Energy Imbalance Service Markets is available at the following URL:  https://www.wapa.gov/About/keytopics/Pages/energy-imbalance.aspx


In order to participate in the EIM and WEIS Market, WAPA will need to make associated revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). Therefore, WAPA is planning for potential OATT Revision 20-01 (for SNR's participation in the EIM) and OATT Revision 20-02 (for CRSP's and RMR's participation in the WEIS Market). UGP will be working with SPP to make the necessary updates to the SPP OATT to accommodate UGP's participation in the WEIS Market, given its membership as a Transmission Owner in SPP.

WAPA tentatively plans to begin notification and distribution of information about potential revisions to the WAPA OATT for participation in each of the Energy Imbalance Service Markets on or around June 1, 2020. All information related to the upcoming OATT Revisions will be posted on this page.

Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).



OATT Revision 19-01 (COMPLETED)
: (FAQs: WAPA-Potential-OATT-Revision-19-01-FAQs.pdf ; FAQs Last Posted/Updated: 07/26/2019

05/06/2020FERC Order issued 05/05/2020 related to OATT Revision 19-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ20-6-000

FERC accepted WAPA’s proposed OATT revisions under Docket No. NJ20-6-000.  FERC Order (Docket No. NJ20-6-000)

02/11/2020:  OATT files EFFECTIVE as of 02/11/2020 posted for OATT Revision 19-01

The updated OATT documents, with an Effective Date as of 02/11/2020, are available on the WAPA OATT Documents page on WAPA's Regional OASIS sites at the following link: http://www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-Tariff-Docs.htm

WAPA has posted the following Business Practices (BP) associated with the OATT Revision 19-01 updates for stakeholder comment:
12/15/2019:  Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 19-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ20-6-000

WAPA has filed the FINAL OATT Revisions (posted below on 10/24/2019) with FERC on December 13, 2019.  A copy of the Filing is available at the following link:
WAPA OATT Revision 19-01 Filing (December 13, 2019)

The updated OATT documents, with an Effective Date of 2/11/2020, are available on the WAPA OATT Documents page on WAPA's Regional OASIS sites at the following link:
http://www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-Tariff-Docs.htm

Next Steps:

WAPA will be posting the following Business Practices (BP) associated with the OATT Revision 19-01 updates for stakeholder comment according to its Business Practices Update procedures in the near future:

10/24/2019:  Posting of FINAL OATT Revision 19-01 Redline Documents

WAPA has posted the FINAL OATT Revision Redline format documents below.  WAPA has made no material changes to the proposed OATT revisions posted on 08/14/2019.

WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-OATT-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT main provisions
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-LGIP-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-LGIA-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-SGIP-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Procedures)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-SGIA-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Agreement)

Next Steps:

•    WAPA anticipates filing to FERC on
December 13, 2019
•    Effective Date of OATT Revisions (60 days after WAPA filing)

10/01/2019:  Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses for Potential OATT Revision 19-01

WAPA received written comments/questions from Stakeholders during the 30-day comment period that ended September 16, 2019, and has summarized the comments along with corresponding WAPA responses in the following document:
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-Stakeholder-Comments-and-WAPA-Responses.pdf.

WAPA expresses its appreciation for the feedback from Stakeholders.

Next Steps:

•    WAPA finalizes and posts proposed OATT Revision Package by around October 25, 2019
•    WAPA anticipates filing to FERC on December 13, 2019
•    Effective Date of OATT Revisions (60 days after WAPA filing)

08/14
/2019
:  Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 19-01 Redline Documents and Customer Meeting Presentation, Start of Public Comment Period

WAPA has posted the Proposed OATT Revision 19-01 Redline documents below and Customer Meeting Presentation for the Customer Meeting on August 19, 2019 at 10am MDT.

WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-OATT-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT main provisions
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-LGIP-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-LGIA-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-SGIP-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Procedures)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-SGIA-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Agreement)

WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-Customer-Meeting-Presentation.pdf ; Proposed OATT Revisions Summary, Background Information, Next Steps, Revision Timelines

This posting begins the 30-day comment period.  WAPA invites all interested parties to attend the Customer Meeting, and provide comments.  Please also submit any comments in writing to: tariffcomments@wapa.gov

07/26/2019:  Initial Notification of Proposed OATT Revision 19-01, Announcement of Customer Meeting:  WAPA is evaluating OATT revisions to primarily address FERC Order No. 827 and Order No. 842 as WAPA indicated it would do during the prior OATT Revision 18-01 process and in its associated filing under FERC Docket No. NJ19-10-000. In addition, WAPA is also evaluating other OATT clean-up and maintenance revisions.  See announcement here: WAPA-Potential-OATT-Revision-19-01-Announcement.pdf.  WAPA is also providing notice via electronic mail to its customers.

WAPA will hold a Customer Meeting on August 19, 2019 at 10am MDT (via WebEx) to present its proposed OATT revisions. WebEx information is here:  WAPA-OATT-Revision-19-01-Customer-Meeting-2019-0819-Webex-Info.pdf.  This meeting is part of WAPA's process to seek stakeholder comments on the proposed OATT revisions.  WAPA's 30-day comment period will begin once WAPA posts its proposed OATT revisions before the August 19, 2019 Customer Meeting.  WAPA invites all interested parties to attend.  In addition to sharing the proposed revisions, WAPA will also outline the expected timeline to respond to stakeholder feedback, complete the OATT revisions, and file the OATT revisions with FERC.

Additional details, including the meeting presentation and redlines of WAPA's proposed OATT revisions, will be posted on this page prior to the August 19, 2019 Customer Meeting.  Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).



OATT Revision 18-01
(COMPLETED) : (FAQs: WAPA-Potential-OATT-Revision-18-01-FAQs.pdf ; FAQs Last Posted/Updated: 02/26/19

07/26/2019FERC Order issued 07/18/2019 related to OATT Revision 18-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ19-10-000

FERC accepted WAPA’s proposed OATT revisions under Docket No. NJ19-10-000.  FERC Order (Docket No. NJ19-10-000)

06/03/2019:  OATT files EFFECTIVE as of 06/03/2019 posted for OATT Revision 18-01

The updated OATT documents, with an Effective Date of 6/3/2019, are available on the WAPA OATT Documents page on WAPA's Regional OASIS sites at the following link: http://www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-Tariff-Docs.htm

04/01/2019:  Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 18-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ19-10-000

WAPA has filed the FINAL OATT Revisions (posted below on 3/12/19) with FERC.  A copy of the Filing is available at the following link:
WAPA OATT Revision 18-01 Filing (April 1, 2019)

The updated OATT documents, with an Effective Date of 6/3/2019, are available on the WAPA OATT Documents page on WAPA's Regional OASIS sites at the following link:
http://www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-Tariff-Docs.htm

Next Steps:

WAPA will be posting the following Business Practices (BP) associated with the OATT Revision 18-01 updates for stakeholder comment according to its Business Practices Update procedures in the near future:
03/12/2019:  Posting of FINAL OATT Revision Redline Documents

WAPA has posted the FINAL OATT Revision Redline format documents below.  WAPA has made no material changes to the proposed OATT revisions posted on 12/28/2018.

WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-OATT-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT main provisions
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-LGIA-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-SGIP-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Procedures)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-SGIA-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Agreement)

Note: No revisions to the LGIP, OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures)
.

Next Steps:

•    WAPA anticipates filing to FERC on April 1, 2019
•    Effective Date of OATT Revisions (60 days after WAPA filing)

02/26/2019
:  Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses for Potential OATT Revision 18-01

WAPA received written comments/questions from Stakeholders during the 30-day comment period that ended February 1, 2019, and has summarized the comments and grouped similar comments by topic along with corresponding WAPA responses in the following document:
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-Stakeholder-Comments-and-WAPA-Responses.pdf.

WAPA expresses its appreciation for the feedback from Stakeholders.

Next Steps:

•    WAPA finalizes and posts proposed OATT Revision Package by around March 8, 2019
•    WAPA anticipates filing to FERC on April 1, 2019
•    Effective Date of OATT Revisions (60 days after WAPA filing)

12/28/2018:  Posting of Customer Meeting Presentation and Proposed OATT Revision Redline Documents, Start of Public Comment Period

WAPA has posted the Customer Meeting Presentation and Proposed OATT Revision Redline documents below for the Customer Meeting on January 11, 2019 at 10am MST.

WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-Customer-Meeting-Presentation.pdf ; Proposed OATT Revisions Summary, Background Information, Next Steps, Revision Timelines
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-OATT-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT main provisions
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-LGIA-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Agreement)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-SGIP-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Procedures)
WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-SGIA-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT Attachment M (Standard Small Generator Interconnection Agreement)

Note: No revisions are proposed to the LGIP, OATT Attachment L (Standard Large Generator Interconnection Procedures)

This posting begins the 30-day comment period, which is extended to COB on February 1, 2019 due to this posting occurring during the holiday period.  WAPA invites all interested parties to attend the Customer Meeting, and provide comments.  Please also submit any comments in writing to: tariffcomments@wapa.gov

12/12/2018:  Customer Meeting Notice - WAPA plans to hold a Customer Meeting on January 11, 2019 at 10am MST (via WebEx) to present its proposed OATT revisions, including removal of the Transmission Service resale price cap currently in Section 23.1 of WAPA's OATT.  WebEx information is here: WAPA-OATT-Revision-18-01-Customer-Meeting-2019-0111-Webex-Info.pdf.  This meeting is part of WAPA's process to seek stakeholder comments on the proposed OATT revisions.  WAPA's 30-day comment period will begin once WAPA posts its proposed OATT revisions before the January 11, 2019 Customer Meeting.  WAPA invites all interested parties to attend.  In addition to sharing the proposed revisions, WAPA will also outline the expected timeline to obtain stakeholder feedback, complete the OATT revisions, and file the OATT revisions with FERC.
 
Additional details, including the meeting presentation and redlines of WAPA's proposed OATT revisions, will be posted on this page prior to the January 11, 2019 Customer Meeting. Please direct questions to your Regional contact(s).

10/05/2018:  WAPA plans to evaluate OATT revisions including removal of the Transmission Service resale price cap currently in Section 23.1 of WAPA's OATT, per the
October 5, 2018, OASIS Notice to its customers (WAPA-OATT-Transmission-Resale-Price-Cap-Removal-Evaluation.pdf).

Additional details will be posted on this page regarding the specific OATT revisions being proposed, the planned informal public comment process, and the expected schedule including filing of the OATT revisions with FERC if WAPA decides to proceed with the proposed OATT revisions.  Please direct questions/comments to your Regional contact(s) listed in the posted Notice above.


WAPA OATT Regional Transmission Provider contact(s):

- Desert Southwest Region (DSW): John Steward at 602-605-2774 (steward@wapa.gov);
- Rocky Mountain Region (RMR) and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP): Raymond Vojdani at 970-461-7379 (avojdani@wapa.gov);
- Sierra Nevada Region (SNR): Ray Ward at 916-353-4766 (ward@wapa.gov);
- Upper Great Plains Region (UGP): Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (sanders@wapa.gov)



Any other questions can be directed to:  Steve Sanders (WAPA-UGP) at 406-255-2840 (sanders@wapa.gov).

Previous Updates:

OATT Revisions 20-01 and & 20-02
04/20/2020: Update to 3/18/2020 Advance notice of Potential OATT Revisions 20-01 and 20-02 for Western Interconnection Energy Imbalance Markets Participation by WAPA
03/18/2020: Advance notice of Potential OATT Revisions 20-01 and 20-02 for Western Interconnection Energy Imbalance Markets Participation by WAPA


OATT Revision 19-01

02/11/2020:  OATT files Effective as of 02/11/2020 posted for OATT Revision 19-01
12/15/2019:  Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 19-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ20-6-000
10/24/2019:  Posting of FINAL OATT Revision 19-01 Redline Documents
10/01
/2019:  Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses for Potential OATT Revision 19-01

08/14/2019:  Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 19-01 Redline Documents and Customer Meeting Presentation, Start of Public Comment Period
07/26/2019:  Announcement of Potential OATT Revision 19-01, FERC Order issued on 07/18/19 related to OATT Revision 18-01

OATT Revision 18-01
06/03/2019: 
OATT files Effective as of 06/03/2019 posted for OATT Revision 18-01

04/01/2019:  Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of
OATT Revision 18-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ19-10-000
03/12/2019:  Posting of FINAL OATT Revision Redline Documents for Potential OATT Revision 18-01
02/26/2019:  Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses for Potential OATT Revision 18-01
12/28/2018:  Posting of Customer Meeting Presentation and Proposed OATT Revision Redlines for Potential OATT Revision 18-01
12/12/2018:  Posting of Customer Meeting Notice for Potential OATT Revision 18-01
10/10/2018:  Posting of FAQs (Version 1) for Potential OATT Revision 18-01
10/05/2018:  Announcement of Potential OATT Revision 18-01