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

Last Update(s): 03/11/2021 (NEW):  Advance Notice of OATT Revision 21-01 to Address FERC Orders 845/845-A

02/19/2021 (Previous): Notice of SNR's planned Participation in the EIM Effective 03/25/2021 @ 00:00 PST, and Implementation of Attachment S of WAPA OATT at that time. Also, Posting of FERC Order accepting OATT Revision 20-01




Currently planned, active, or completed WAPA OATT revisions:

1. OATT Revision 21-01 (FERC Orders 845/845-A) (Planned)
2. OATT Revision 20-02 (WEIS Market Revisions - CRSP/RMR)
(Completed)
3. OATT Revision 20-01 (EIM Revisions - SNR)
(Completed)
4. OATT Revision 19-01 (FERC Orders 827 & 842) (Completed)
5. OATT Revision 18-01 (Removal of Resale Price Cap) (Completed)



OATT Revision 21-01 (Planned) (FERC Orders 845/845-A)

03/11/2021 (NEW):  Advance Notice of OATT Revision to Address FERC Orders 845/845-A

WAPA plans to evaluate OATT revisions in the near future to address FERC Order No. 845, Order No. 845-A and Order No. 845-B (Reform of Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreements) - as WAPA indicated it would do during the prior OATT Revisions 20-01 and 20-02 processes and in its associated filings under FERC Docket Nos. NJ21-1-000 and NJ21-4-000. In addition, WAPA also plans to evaluate other minor OATT clean-up and maintenance revisions.

In Order No. 845, FERC adopted ten proposed reforms to the pro forma LGIP and LGIA for Transmission Providers (TPs):

(1)
To improve certainty for Interconnection Customer (IC) by:
    (a)
enabling IC to exercise option to build, regardless of whether TP can meet IC’s construction dates; and
    (b)
imposing a revised dispute resolution requirement on all TPs.

(2)
To promote more informed interconnection decisions by:
    (a)
requiring all TPs to publish a method for identifying contingent facilities;
    (b)
requiring TPs to offer access to study processes and assumptions for maintaining network models used;
    (c)
altering the definition of “Generating Facility” in the LGIP and LGIA to include electric storage resources; and
    (d)
requiring TPs to post interconnection study reporting requirements on a quarterly basis.

(3)
To enhance the efficiency of the interconnection process by:
    (a)
enabling ICs to request interconnection service at a level lower than their generating facility capacity;
    (b)
requiring TPs to allow agreements for limited operation before completion of the full process;
    (c)
requiring TPs to develop an expedited process for ICs to use or transfer surplus interconnection service; and
    (d)
requiring TPs to establish a procedure to assess if IC’s proposed technology constitutes a material modification.

FERC Orders 845-A and 845-B addressed certain requests for rehearing and clarified aspects of Order 845.

Additional details will be posted on this page regarding the specific WAPA OATT revisions being proposed, the planned informal public comment process, and the expected schedule including filing of the OATT revisions with FERC, when WAPA is ready to proceed with the proposed OATT revisions.  WAPA tentatively plans to begin notification and distribution of additional information about this OATT Revision 21-01 on or around April 30, 2020.

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



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

01/30/2021 (NEW):  Notice of RMR and CRSP MC Participation in the WEIS Market Effective 02/01/2021 @ 00:00 CST, and Implementation of Attachment R of WAPA OATT at that time. Also, posting of OATT files Effective as of 02/01/2021 and FERC Order accepting OATT Revision 20-02

RMR and CRSP MC are providing notification that they both begin participation in the WEIS Market effective 02/01/2021 @ 00:00 CST when the WEIS Market goes live in production mode. Therefore, Attachment R of the WAPA OATT posted as effective 02/01/2021 applies to Transmission Customers in the LAPT and CRCM systems as outlined in Section 2.0 of Attachment R to the OATT at that time. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the executed Western Joint Dispatch Agreements (WJDAs) for RMR and CRSP MC under its December 23rd Order for Docket Nos. ER21-3-000 and ER21-4-000 approving the WEIS Market Tariff. If you have any questions, please contact your WAPA Regional Representatives for RMR and CRSP MC, respectively.

The updated WAPA OATT documents, with an Effective Date as of 02/01/2021, 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

On January 29, 2021, FERC accepted WAPA’s proposed OATT Revision 20-02 under Docket No. NJ21-4-000.  FERC Order (Docket No. NJ21-4-000)

01/09/2021:  Notice of RMR and CRSP MC Draft Posting of updated "Assessing Unreserved Use Penalty" Business Practice

RMR and CRSP MC have posted the following PROPOSED update on January 9, 2021 to their "Assessing Unreserved Use Penalty" Business Practice (BP) related to the OATT Revision 20-02 updates for Stakeholder comment.  The postings are located on the LAPT and CRCM OASIS home pages under the "Business Practices" folder, "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder:
Comments regarding the proposed BP updates must be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted here and/or on the LAPT and CRCM OASIS home pages to the WAPA Regional Representatives for RMR and CRSP MC respectively.

On December 23, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the WEIS Market Tariff and Western Joint Dispatch Agreements under its Order for Docket Nos. ER21-3-000 and ER21-4-000 and therefore cleared the way for the WEIS Market to “go-live” on February 1, 2021, and for WAPA Regional Offices to participate in the WEIS Market.

Next steps:

•    Effective date of OATT Revision 20-02 on February 1, 2021
•    Notification of when RMR and/or CRSP MC begin active participation in the WEIS Market.

Participation by RMR and/or CRSP MC in the WEIS Market activates the provisions of OATT Attachment R, and is currently expected to coincide with the planned February 1, 2021 “go-live” date of the WEIS Market.

12/04/2020:  Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 20-02 under FERC Docket No. NJ21-4-000

WAPA has filed the FINAL OATT Revisions with FERC on December 2, 2020.  A copy of the Filing is available at the following link:
WAPA OATT Revision 20-02 Filing (December 2, 2020)

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-02-OATT-Redline-for-Filing-on-NJ21-1-Baseline.pdf; Final cumulative Redline Version to OATT (including new Attachment R provisions) made to the baseline WAPA OATT filed on October 2, 2020 under Docket No. NJ21-1-000.

The updated OATT documents, with an Effective Date of 2/1/2021, will be available in the future 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 additional information related to any necessary CRSP MC's and RMR's Business Practices associated with the OATT Revision 20-02 pursuant to WAPA's Business Practices Update procedures in the near future.

11/9/2020Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses & FINAL OATT Revision Redline Documents for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)

WAPA received written comments from Stakeholders on the draft OATT revisions during the comment period that ended July 30, 2020.  WAPA has summarized the comments received, along with corresponding WAPA responses, in the following document:
WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-02-Stakeholder-Comments-and-WAPA-Responses.pdf.

WAPA expresses its appreciation for the feedback from Stakeholders.

WAPA has posted the FINAL OATT Revision Redline document below.  WAPA made a number of clarifying changes to the proposed OATT revisions posted on June 16, 2020 based upon Stakeholder comments.  In addition, WAPA made a number of clean-up/formatting edits to the proposed OATT revisions, which were non-material type changes.

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-02-OATT-Redline-for-Filing.pdf; Final Redline Version to OATT (including new Attachment R provisions) made to the baseline WAPA OATT filed on December 13, 2019, consistent with the the Draft version posted on June 16, 2020. These 20-02 OATT revisions will be incorporated into the updated pending baseline WAPA OATT recently filed at FERC on October 2, 2020 for the EIM revisions (see OATT Revision 20-01).  That cumulative redline version will be posted on OASIS along with the notice of the upcoming filing to FERC of OATT Revision 20-02.

The changes between the Final version of the OATT Redline and the version posted on June 16, 2020 are shown in the following COMPARE document:

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-02-COMPARE-Final-to-061620-Posting.pdf

Next Steps:

•    WAPA anticipates filing to FERC around December 2, 2020
•    Effective Date of OATT Revisions (60 days after WAPA filing, expected February 1, 2021)

10/22/2020:  Update on proposed schedule for filing and posting of responses to stakeholder comments for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)

Based upon SPP's filing of the revised WEIS Tariff on October 1, 2020, and SPP's request that FERC act on the filing and issue an order by December 1, 2020, WAPA has adjusted its OATT Revision 20-02 schedule and now plans to submit that filing to FERC on or around December 2, 2020, with an Effective Date of February 1, 2021. Please note that time frame may need to further change depending upon the status of the WEIS Tariff at FERC.

In addition, to accommodate review of the revised WEIS Tariff, WAPA intends to post its responses to comments received from stakeholders on our around October 30, 2020. WAPA will subsequently post any necessary updates to the initially proposed OATT revisions to address the stakeholder comments, when completed. Consistent with its OATT revision practices, WAPA will request additional comments from stakeholders if WAPA proposes additional substantive OATT revisions not originally scoped, or makes changes to the originally proposed revisions that require an additional comment period.  Given the comments received, and WAPA's planned responses and intended updates to the OATT revisions, WAPA does not expect a need to request additional comments from stakeholders at this time
.

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

09/01/2020:  Update on proposed filing schedule for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)

To allow sufficient time to review FERC's July 31st order regarding the SPP filed WEIS Tariff and SPP's plans to file a revised WEIS Tariff, WAPA has adjusted its OATT Revision 20-02 schedule and now plans to submit that filing to FERC on or around November 2, 2020, with an Effective Date on or around January 4, 2021. Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).

07/08/2020: Extension of Informal Comment Period for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market) to end on July 30, 2020

Following the June 22nd Stakeholder Meeting on WAPA’s proposed OATT Revision 20-02, WAPA received a request to extend the informal comment period to allow stakeholders/customers more time to review the proposed revisions.  In response to that request, WAPA has extended the informal comment period for OATT revision 20-02 by 2 weeks to now end on July 30, 2020.
Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).

06/16/2020:  Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 20-02 Redline Documents and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation, Start of Informal Comment Period

WAPA has posted the Proposed OATT Revision 20-02 Redline documents below and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation for the Stakeholder Meeting on June 22, 2020 at 10am MDT
WebEx information is here:  Webex Info

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-02-OATT-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT main provisions, including proposed new OATT Attachment R

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-02-Stakeholder-Meeting-Presentation.pdf ; Proposed OATT Revisions Summary, Background Information, Next Steps, Revision Timelines

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

06/01/2020:  Initial Notification of Proposed OATT Revision 20-02 (for 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) administered 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 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 (SPP) administered 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 (COMPLETED) (SNR participation in CAISO EIM) : (FAQs: WAPA-Proposed-OATT-Revision-20-01-FAQs.pdf, Version: 06/01/2020)

02/19/2021 (NEW):  Notice of SNR's planned Participation in the EIM Effective 03/25/2021 @ 00:00 PST, and Implementation of Attachment S of WAPA OATT at that time. Also, Posting of FERC Order accepting OATT Revision 20-01

SNR is providing notification that they plan to begin participation in the EIM effective 03/25/2021 @ 00:00 PST. Therefore, Attachment S of the WAPA OATT shall apply as outlined in Section 2 of Attachment S to the OATT at that time. If you have any questions, please contact your SNR Regional Representative.

The updated WAPA OATT documents 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

On February 18, 2021, FERC accepted WAPA’s proposed OATT Revision 20-01 under Docket No. NJ21-1-000.  FERC Order (Docket No. NJ21-1-000)


10/02/2020:  Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 20-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ21-1-000

WAPA has filed the FINAL OATT Revisions (posted below on 9/25/2020) with FERC on October 2, 2020.  A copy of the Filing is available at the following link:
WAPA OATT Revision 20-01 Filing (October 2, 2020)

The updated OATT documents, with an Effective Date of 12/1/2020, will be 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 additional information related to SNR's Business Practices associated with the OATT Revision 20-01 pursuant to WAPA's Business Practices Update procedures in the near future.

09/25/2020Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses & FINAL OATT Revision Redline Documents for OATT Revision 20-01

WAPA received written comments from Stakeholders on the advance draft of Attachment S and no additional comments during the 30-day comment period that ended July 31, 2020.  WAPA has summarized the comments received, along with corresponding WAPA responses, in the following document:
WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-01-Stakeholder-Comments-and-WAPA-Responses.pdf.

WAPA expresses its appreciation for the feedback from Stakeholders.

WAPA has posted the FINAL OATT Revision Redline document below.  WAPA made several clarifying changes to Attachment S of the proposed OATT revisions posted on 7/1/2020 based upon Stakeholder comments.  In addition, WAPA made a number of clean-up/formatting edits to the proposed OATT revisions (in Attachment S), which were non-material type changes.

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-01-OATT-Redline-for-Filing.pdf ; Final REDLINE Version to OATT main body and new Attachment S provisions

The changes between the Final version of Attachment S and the version posted on July 1, 2020 are shown in the following COMPARE document:

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-01-Att-S-COMPARE-Final-to-070120-Posting.pdf

Next Steps:

•    WAPA anticipates filing to FERC around October 1, 2020
•    Effective Date of OATT Revisions (60 days after WAPA filing)

09/01/2020:  Update on proposed filing schedule for OATT Revision 20-01 (For SNR participation in the CAISO EIM)

To coordinate timing with the proposed adjustment to the OATT Revision 20-02 schedule (for SPP WEIS Market) described above, WAPA has adjusted its OATT Revision 20-01 schedule and now plans to submit that filing to FERC on or around October 1, 2020, with an Effective Date on or around December 1, 2020. Please direct questions/comments to your OATT Regional contact(s).

07/01/2020:  Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 20-01 Redline Documents and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation, Start of Informal Comment Period

WAPA has posted the Proposed OATT Revision 20-01 Redline documents below and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation for the Stakeholder Meeting on July 8, 2020 at 10am MDT
WebEx information is here:  Webex Info

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-01-OATT-Redline--DRAFT.pdf ; Proposed redlines to OATT main provisions, including proposed new OATT Attachment S

WAPA-OATT-Revision-20-01-Stakeholder-Meeting-Presentation.pdf ; Proposed OATT Revisions Summary, Background Information, Next Steps, Revision Timelines

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

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): Ira Witherspoon at 916-353-4659 (withersp@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 20-02 (WEIS)
01/09/2021: Notice of RMR and CRSP MC Draft Posting of updated "Assessing Unreserved Use Penalty" Business Practice
12/04/2020: Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 20-02 under FERC Docket No. NJ21-4-000 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)
11/9/2020: Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses & FINAL OATT Revision Redline Documents for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)
10/22/2020: Update on proposed schedule for filing and posting of responses to stakeholder comments for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)
09/01/2020: Update on proposed filing schedule for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market)

07/08/2020: Extension of Informal Comment Period for OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market) to end on July 30, 2020
06/16/2020: Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 20-02 (For CRSP/RMR participation in the WEIS Market) Redline Documents and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation, Start of Informal Comment Period
06/01/2020
: Initial Notification of Proposed OATT Revision 20-02 (for SPP administered WEIS Market), Announcement of Stakeholder Meeting


OATT Revisions 20-01 (EIM)
10/02/2020: Notice of WAPA's FERC Filing of OATT Revision 20-01 under FERC Docket No. NJ21-1-000
09/25/2020: Posting of Stakeholder Comments / WAPA Responses & FINAL OATT Revision Redline Documents for OATT Revision 20-01
09/01/2020: Update on proposed filing schedule for OATT Revision 20-01 (For SNR participation in the CAISO EIM)
07/01/2020: Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 20-01 Redline Documents and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation, Start of Informal Comment Period
07/01/2020: Posting of Proposed OATT Revision 20-01 (For SNR participation in the CAISO EIM) Redline Documents and Stakeholder Meeting Presentation, Start of Informal Comment Period
06/01/2020: Initial Notification of Proposed OATT Revision 20-01 (for CAISO EIM), Announcement of Stakeholder Meeting


OATT Revisions 20-01 and & 20-02 (Combined initial postings)
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