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    WAPA OATI OASIS Main Page
    Integrated System (IS) OASIS Page

    administered by
    Western Area Power Administration (Western)
    Upper Great Plains Region (UGPR)


    This is the OASIS page for the Western / Basin Electric Power Cooperative / Heartland Consumers Power District integrated transmission system called the Integrated System (IS) in the MAPP and WECC Regions.


    Recent News, Last Updated: 12/16/2014  (1 Item)
    (See "News" Folder for older News)


    12/16/14 : (Western UGP Transmission and Ancillary Rates for SPP Integration) Notice of Posted 12/16/14 Updates to Proposed Western UGP Transmission and Ancillary Rates Brochure and Public Comment Forum Presentation

    The proposed Transmission and Ancillary Rates are described in the Rate Brochure:
    UGP-Trans-Anc-Service-Rate-Brochure-Nov-2014-UPDATED-2014-1216.pdf
    (Posted 12/16/14)

    The presentations given at the public meetings and any future information, will be available in the "SPP Integration" Folder on Western's OASIS.
    Public-Comment-Forum-Presentation-2014-1217-18.pdf  (Posted 12/16/14)

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders at (406) 255-2840 (sanders@wapa.gov)

    12/11/2014 : (Proposed Business Practice Updates) Western has posted a PROPOSED Western-wide revision to its existing Business Practice (BP) for its Network Service BP under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Western, Upper Great Plains Region (UGPR) has also posted a PROPOSED revision to the UGPR Intra-Hour Scheduling BP under the "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder, and "UGPR Draft Business Practices" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-UGPR-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed BP(s) should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)


    12/04/2014 (New IS Rates Posting) Notice - New IS Transmission Rates Effective 01/01/2015 Posted

    As described in the December 3, 2014, letter to Customers ( Customer-Letter-2014-1203-FRN-Announcement.pdf ) and the December 2, 2014, Federal Register notice ( FRN-IS-Trans-Anc-Service-Rates-2014-1202.pdf ), the Western Area Power Administration (Western) is updating its rates for transmission and ancillary services for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division (P-SMBP--ED) that are utilized for the Integrated System (IS).  The Federal Register Notice summary follows:

    ACTION: Notice of Extension of Transmission and Ancillary Services Formula Rates.
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    SUMMARY:
    The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-168 that extends the existing transmission and ancillary services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division (P-SMBP--ED) through December 31, 2016.  This action extends Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7 and UGP-TSP1 on an interim basis through December 31, 2016. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are superseded.  These transmission and ancillary services rate schedules contain formula rates that are calculated annually using updated financial and load information.

    DATES: This action is effective as of January 1, 2015.

    The letter to customers dated 09/22/14 and details of the 2015 IS rate calculations, and 2013 IS rate true-up calculation are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URL:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-2015-0101.pdf

      The updated 2015 IS rates are shown in the "Rates/Losses" folder.  If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders.


    11/04/14 (Updated 11/21/14) : (Western UGP Transmission and Ancillary Rates for SPP Integration) Notice of Proposed Western UGP Transmission and Ancillary Rates - Announcement of Public Information and Public Comment Forums

    As described in the November 3, 2014, Federal Register notice (FRN-Proposed-UGP-Trans-Anc-Service-Rates-2014-1103.pdf),
    the Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing new formula transmission and ancillary services rates for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division (P-SMBP--ED). The proposed formula rates would become effective October 1, 2015, and remain in effect until September 30, 2020, or until Western changes the formula rates through another public rate process pursuant to 10 CFR part 903, whichever is sooner. Western's Upper Great Plains Region (Western-UGP) has joined the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) contingent upon Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of Western-UGP’s negotiated provisions in the SPP Membership Agreement, Bylaws, and Tariff (SPP Governing Documents). Transmission and ancillary services will be provided over Western-UGP facilities under the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff (Tariff) by SPP as the transmission service provider upon Western-UGP transferring functional control to SPP.  Western-UGP needs to adopt new formula rates for these transmission and ancillary services so Western-UGP's costs can be recovered under the SPP Tariff. These formula rates will provide Western sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expenses, and repay required investments within the allowable periods. Western-UGP's membership in SPP and the functional control of its facilities will be in accordance with the SPP Governing Documents and other contractual arrangements with SPP. Publication of this Federal Register notice begins the formal process for the proposed rates.

    Western sent the following letter, dated 11/3/14, to its Transmission Customers and Other Interested Parties:  Customer-Letter-2014-1103-FRN-Announcement.pdf

    Publication of the November 3, 2014, FRN begins the formal process for the proposed formula rates.  The consultation and comment period begins with the Federal Register notice publication and will end February 2, 2015.  Western will accept written comments any time during the 90-day consultation and comment period. Western will present a detailed explanation of the proposed formula rates at the following public information forums:

    November 19, 2014,
    from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST -- Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha, 1420 Cuming St. Omaha, NE
    November 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST -- Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conf. Center, 1635 42nd St. South, Fargo, ND

    Western will accept oral and written comments at the following public comment forums:

    December 17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST -- Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha, 1420 Cuming St. Omaha, NE
    December 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST -- Ramada Plaza & Suites and Conf. Center, 1635 42nd St. South, Fargo, ND

     Information on this rate process is posted on Western's OASIS and at the Upper Great Plains Region's Rates Web Page at: http://www.wapa.gov/ugp/rates/default.htm .


    The proposed Transmission and Ancillary Rates are described in the Rate Brochure:
    UGP-Trans-Anc-Service-Rate-Brochure-Nov-2014.pdf
    (Posted 11/21/14)

    The presentations given at the public meetings and any future information, will be available in the "SPP Integration" Folder on Western's OASIS.
    Public-Information-Forum-Presentation-2014-1119-20.pdf  (Posted 11/21/14)

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders at (406) 255-2840 (sanders@wapa.gov )



    10/17/14 : (New IS Rates Postings): IS 2015 Rates Update Letter to Customers, Posting of IS Rates 2013 True-up Calculation

    Western provided the proposed IS 2015 Rates in its letter to customers dated 09/22/14.  Western hosted a meeting to provide customers an opportunity to discuss and comment on the Integrated System (IS) 2015 recalculated rates on October 17, 2014. 

    Presentation: 
    Customer-Information-Meeting-Presentation-2014-1017.pdf

    The letter to customers dated 09/22/14 and details of the 2015 IS rate calculations, and 2013 IS rate true-up calculation are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URL:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-2015-0101.pdf


    09/11/14 : SPP FERC Filing of proposed changes to SPP's Tariff, Membership Agreement, and Bylaws for Western (and other IS members) Integration into SPP

    SPP-FERC-Filing-ER14-2850-IS-Tariff-Changes-2014-0911.pdf

    SPP-FERC-Filing-ER14-2851-IS-Bylaws-MA-Changes-2014-0911.pdf

     (09/05/14 Update - Customer Letter Posted) 08/31/14 : Status of Western UGPR (and other IS Parties) Efforts to Pursue Membership in SPP, Impacts to Existing IS Customers, Proposed Kick-off Informational Webinar on 9/12/14 @ 1pm CDT

    (Update) Customer Letter Dated 9/3/14

    Western (UGPR) and the other IS Parties have completed formal negotiations with the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) concerning membership and have received SPP Board of Director's approval of the requested changes to the SPP Membership Agreement, SPP Bylaws, and SPP Tariff to accommodate the integration of the IS Parties into SPP, planned for October 1, 2015.

    All of the IS Parties have received the necessary internal approvals and authorizations to proceed with joining SPP.  On July 8, 2014, the Heartland Consumers Power District Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing execution of a membership agreement with SPP.  Heartland Press Release.  On July 9, 2014, Western's Administrator Mark Gabriel approved and directed Western’s Upper Great Plains Region to take the necessary actions to accomplish full membership with SPP (contingent upon FERC approval of the Western negotiated provisions).  Western Press Release  Western Approval Memorandum.  On July 16, 2014, the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Board of Directors authorized joining of SPP subject to FERC approval of necessary documents. Basin Press Release

    SPP plans to file the proposed IS Parties' Member Agreements, Bylaws changes, and SPP Tariff changes early September 2014 to FERC for approval.

    IMPACTS to EXISTING IS CUSTOMERS:
    Subject to obtaining the required approvals from FERC that maintain the negotiated provisions with SPP, the IS Parties plan to integrate as full members of SPP effective October 1, 2015.  At that time, no transmission service on the IS will be offered under Western's Tariff and under the IS Rates, and Transmission Customers will need to obtain all transmission and ancillary services from SPP under the SPP Tariff and under the applicable SPP Rates.  Western intends to exercise the provision in Western's Tariff and Transmission and Network Service Agreements allowing Western to terminate such Service Agreements to allow it to join an Independent System Operator by providing a one-year written termination notice.  Therefore, existing IS Customers will need to make arrangements to become eligible Transmission Customers of SPP, document their existing transmission service with SPP to be included in the Transmission Congestion Rights (TCR) market, and transition their existing IS service to SPP service.  Information regarding SPP registration procedures, schedules, and contact information for SPP staff, can be found at the following link:  SPP Registration Information for IS Customers

     KICK-OFF INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR:
    Western (UGPR), as the IS Administrator, will be hosting a kick-off Informational Webinar on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 1pm CDT to provide additional details on the upcoming SPP integration and answer IS Customer questions.  Those parties
    desiring to attend the Webinar will need to contact Ms. Kass Portra at (406) 255-2842 (or by email at portra@wapa.gov) for access information.

    Western will be posting detailed information and status updates regarding the SPP integration
    in the "SPP Integration" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page as it becomes available.

    For further information, please contact:  Steve Sanders, (406) 255-2840, email sanders@wapa.gov


    07/31/14 : (UPDATED 2014 IS Rates Postings): IS 2014 Rates -- Update Letter to Customers, Posting of updated IS Rate Calculation

    Western has updated the IS Rates effective January 1, 2014, as announced in its July 30, 2014, letter to customers. Western has received revised revenue requirement data and has updated and changed the IS annual revenue requirement and transmission rates. The revised IS revenue requirement and transmission rates will be applied to the bills calculated on or after August 1, 2014, including the applicable adjustments for service since January 1, 2014.
    The July 30, 2014, letter and details of the updated 2014 IS rate calculations are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URL:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-Update1-2014-0101.pdf

    03/13/2014 : (Proposed Business Practice Update) Western has posted a PROPOSED Western-wide update/replacement to its existing separate Regional business practices for its Meter Policy BP under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed business practice (those provisions appliable to Western's OATT implementation) should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)

    12/20/2013 : (Proposed Business Practice Update) Western has posted a PROPOSED update to its existing business practice for Right of First Refusal (ROFR) under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Western, Upper Great Plains Region (UGPR) will also be concurrently updating its existing UGPR Timing Requirements Business Practice to reflect the removal of previous ROFR related Business Practice language included in that document (Under Note 4), which will now reside only in the proposed update to the ROFR Business Practice (Version 2.0).  The PROPOSED concurrent update to the UGPR Timing Requirements is posted under the "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder at the URL above.

    Comments regarding the proposed business practice should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)


    11/05/13 : Alternative Operations Study (AOS), Letter to Customers, Announcement of Public Meetings

    Western Area Power Administration, Upper Great Plains Region, a power marketing administration of the Department of Energy, is publishing a recommendation to pursue formal negotiations with the Southwest Power Pool, a Regional Transmission Organization, concerning membership.  Western is seeking public comment from Western’s customers, Tribes, stakeholders, and the public at large.  A decision to pursue implementation of the recommendation is expected mid-December and will be posted on Western's AOS website: http://www.wapa.gov/ugp/PowerMarketing/AlternateOperationsStudy/AOS.htm .

    The Federal Register Notice was published on 11/01/13.  The 45-day public comment period is open from 11/1/13 through 12/16/13.  Documentation related to the AOS is available at the Western website above.

    Western plans several meetings where it will present a detailed explanation of the AOS Team's findings and recommendation.  Public comment forums will be held on the following dates (see the website above for meeting locations and other details regarding submission of comments).

    November 13, 2013 (9 am to no later than 1 pm MST) - Webinar
    November 19, 2013 (8:30 am to no later than 1 pm CST) - Meeting in Lincoln, NE
    November 20, 2013 (8:30 am to no later than 1 pm CST) - Meeting in Sioux Falls, SD
    November 21, 2013 (8:30 am to no later than 1 pm CST) - Meeting in Fargo, ND

    For further information, please contact:

    Jody S. Sundsted, UGP Power Marketing Manager
    Western Area Power Administration
    Upper Great Plains Region
    2900 4th Avenue North, Suite 600
    Billings, MT 59101-1266
    Telephone (406) 255-2910, email sundsted@wapa.gov


    09/13/13 : (New Rates Postings): IS 2014 Rates Update Letter to Customers, Announcement of Public Meeting, Posting of IS Rates 2012 True-up Calculation

    Western will host a meeting to provide customers an opportunity to discuss and comment on the Integrated System (IS) 2014 recalculated rates on October 15, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. MDT at Western's offices located at 2900 4th Avenue North, 6th Floor, Billings, Montana, as described in the 09/13/2013 letter to customers.  The meeting will also be available via WebEx, and those desiring to attend the meeting via WebEx will need to contact Ms. Sara Baker at (406) 255-2924 (or by email at sbaker@wapa.gov) before September 27, 2013 for access information. If you will attend in person, please e-mail your intention to do so to UGPISRate@wapa.gov prior to September 27,2013

    Presentation: 
    Customer-Information-Meeting-Presentation-2013-1015.pdf    (TO BE POSTED, when available)

    The details of the 2014 IS rate calculations, and 2012 IS rate true-up calculation are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URLs:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-2014-0101.pdf
    IS-Rate-TrueUp-Calculation-2012.pdf

    08/13/2013
    :
    (Proposed Environmental Clause Templates Update) Western has posted PROPOSED updates to its existing Environmental Clause Templates (EA and EIS Review Agreements) under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed updates should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)

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    04/16/2013 : (Proposed Business Practice Update) Western has posted a PROPOSED update to its existing business practice for TSR Annulments under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed business practice should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)

    04/15/2013: OATT Revision Filed with FERC, Effective Date of May 13, 2013:  Western has filed revisions to its OATT on April 12, 2013, to clarify certain provisions and correct errors in Western's prior filings.  Western has requested an effective date of May 13, 2013.  A copy of Western's filing letter WAPA OATT Revision Filing (April 12, 2013) is available under the "Tariff" Documents Folder on the WAPA OASIS at the following URL: WAPA-Tariff-Docs.  Updated OATT documents reflecting the revisions will be made available on the OASIS in the near future.

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders (Western) at 406-255-2840, or by email at sanders@wapa.gov.

    03/25/2013:  (Emergency Business Practice)  Western has posted a new emergency business practice for Temporary Limit on Multiple Transmission Service Requests under its "Business Practice" folder, or directly via the following URL:  www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA_UPGR_BP_Multiple_TSR_v1_2013-03-26.pdf  This Business Practice is EFFECTIVE at 09:00 CPT on 3/26/2013

    If you have any questions, please contact Kass Portra (Western) at 406-255-2842, or by email at portra@wapa.gov.


    01/07/2013
    :
    (Proposed Business Practice) Western has posted a PROPOSED business practice for LGIA Option to Build under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed business practice should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)


    10/31/2012 : (Proposed Business Practice) Western has posted a PROPOSED business practice for TSR Annulments under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed business practice should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)

    10/15/2012 (Update to 09/17/2012 posting to include presentation) : (New Rates Postings): IS 2013 Rates Update Letter to Customers, Announcement of Public Meeting, Posting of IS Rates 2011 True-up Calculation

    Western will host a meeting to provide customers an opportunity to discuss and comment on the Integrated System (IS) 2013 recalculated rates on October 15, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. MDT at Western's offices located at 2900 4th Avenue North, 6th Floor, Billings, Montana, as described in the 09/07/2012 letter to customers.  The meeting will also be available via WebEx, and those desiring to attend the meeting via WebEx will need to contact Mr. Stan Bayley at (406) 255-2923 (or by email at bayley@wapa.gov) before September 28, 2012 for access information.

    (UPDATE) Presentation: 
    Customer-Information-Meeting-Presentation-2012-1015.pdf

    The details of the 2013 IS rate calculations, and 2011 IS rate true-up calculation are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URLs:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-2013-0101.pdf
    IS-Rate-TrueUp-Calculation-2011.pdf

    02/02/2012 : (Proposed Business Practice) Western has posted a PROPOSED business practice for Resales of Transmission Rights under its "Business Practices" folder; "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder; and "Business Practices Common to all Western Regions" link, or directly via the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/woa/docs/WAPA/WAPAdocs/Western-Common-Business-Practices-Draft.html

    Comments regarding the proposed business practice should be submitted within 10 business days of the posting date noted at the location above to:
      Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov) and Kass Portra at 406-255-2842 (email: portra@wapa.gov)

    01/01/2012 : (New Rates Postings): IS 2012 Recalculated Rates, Update Letter to Customers

    As a follow-up to the September 29, 2011 public meeting, Western notified customers of the Integrated System (IS) 2012 recalculated rates in the 12/27/2011 letter to customers: Customer-Letter-2012-IS-Recalculated-Rates.pdf.

    The details of the 2012 IS rate calculations are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URLs:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-2012-0101.pdf

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders at (406) 255-2840, or Mr. Stan Bayley in Rates at (406) 255-2923.

    11/18/2011 : (Business Practice Clarification) Scheduling Requirements:  Western has posted a clarification effective today of its Scheduling Requirements specifically related to quarter hour and intra-hour scheduling, which is available under its "Business Practices" folder (in the "Effective Business Practices" sub-folder) and also available at the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-UGPR-BP-Quarter-Intra-Hour-Scheduling-Version-2011-1118.pdf

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (sanders@wapa.gov), or Scott Byer (Watertown Dispatch) at 605-882-7551 (byer@wapa.gov).

    09/29/2011 : (New Rates Public Meeting Presentation): IS 2012 Rates Public Meeting Presentation

    Western hosted a meeting to provide customers an opportunity to discuss and comment on the Integrated System (IS) 2012 recalculated rates on September 29, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. MDT.  The meeting presentation is available at the following URL:

     
    IS-2012-Rates-Customer-Meeting-Presentation-2011-0929.pdf

    Please provide written comments or questions via email or letter, by October 14, 2011 to Mr. Stan Bayley at bayley@wapa.gov and Ms. Linda Cady-Hoffman (Rates Manager) at cady@wapa.gov .

    09/07/2011 : (New Rates Postings): IS 2012 Rates Update Letter to Customers, Announcement of Public Meeting, Posting of IS Rates 2010 True-up Calculation

    Western will host a meeting to provide customers an opportunity to discuss and comment on the Integrated System (IS) 2012 recalculated rates on September 29, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. MDT at Western's offices located at 2900 4th Avenue North, 6th Floor, Billings, Montana, as described in the 09/02/2011 letter to customers.  The meeting will also be available via WebEx, and those desiring to attend the meeting via WebEx will need to contact Mr. Stan Bayley at (406) 255-2923 (or by email at bayley@wapa.gov) before September 22, 2011 for access information.

    The details of the 2012 IS rate calculations, and 2010 IS rate true-up calculation are posted under the "Rates/Losses Calculation" subfolder in the "Rates/Losses" folder on Western's WAPA OASIS page, or directly at the following URLs:
     
    IS-Rate-Calculation-2012-0101.pdf
    IS-Rate-TrueUp-Calculation-2010.pdf

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders at (406) 255-2840, or Mr. Stan Bayley in Rates at (406) 255-2923.

    08/11/2011 : (Notice - Replaces previous 07/10/11 and 04/16/11 posting) Daily Non-Firm (DNF) Evaluation:  Effective August 11, 2011 the MAPP MTA system implemented a software update concerning ATC/AFC decrementing when Non-Firm Daily TSRs are evaluated in the Operating Horizon.  Due to the FERC Order No. 729 implementation, the Operating Horizon was increased from 36 hours to 48 hours.  Under the old definition, Non-Firm Daily TSRs were validated completely outside the Operating Horizon.  Once the Operating Horizon was expanded to 48 hours, Non-Firm Daily TSRs could now fall within the Operating Horizon, yet their impacts were not included in the AFC/ATC calculation.  This software change allowed the validation to treat daily non-firm impacts as hourly non-firm impacts in the AFCcalc engine to correctly decrement ATC/AFC in the Operating Horizon.  Announcement of this software update was also posted on the MAPP OASIS site on the MAPP Home page.  OATI has indicated that with the software update the posting and evaluation Daily Non-Firm against the posted ATC/AFC in the Operating Horizon is consistent with other WebTrans systems.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders (Western) at 406-255-2840 or Kass Portra (Western) at 406-255-2842.

    07/22/2011 (Updated 08/11/2011) : (Business Practice Update) Western has posted the FINAL revised Creditworthiness Business Practice under its "Business Practices" folder (in the "Effective Business Practices" sub-folder).  The revised BP was posted for review as noted in the original 07/22/11 posting, and those versions are now available in the Draft and Pending sub-folders "archives".

    07/18/2011 : (Business Practice Reposting) Queue Flooding Restrictions:  Western has added a clarification effective today to its reposted a business practice that was EFFECTIVE at 00:00 CPT on 7/8/2011 to address queue flooding issues, which is available under its "Business Practices" folder (in the "Effective Business Practices" sub-folder) and also available at the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-UGPR-BP-Queue-Flooding-Version-2011-0718.pdf

    If you have any questions, please contact Kass Portra (Western) at 406-255-2842, or by email at portra@wapa.gov.

    05/05/2011 (Updated 08/11/2011) : (Business Practice Update) Western has posted the FINAL revised to its General Requirements for Interconnection document under its "Business Practices" folder (in the "Effective Business Practices" sub-folder).  The revised BP was posted for review as noted in the original 05/05/2011 posting, and those versions are posted in the "archives" in the Draft and Pending sub-folders.

    The currently effective version of the General Requirements for Interconnection (Sept 1999), for comparison, is posted under the "Interconnection Requests" folder, and available at the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-General-Req-for-Interconnection-FINAL-CLEAN-Issued-2011-0714.pdf.

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov)

    05/05/2011: Posting of Western's Planning Criteria Document:  Western has posted its Planning Criteria Document under its "Transmission Planning Process" folder and
    available at the following URL: www.oasis.oati.com/WAPA/WAPAdocs/WAPA-Planning-Criteria-Document-2011-0504.pdf.

    03/10/2011: Transmission Planning Stakeholder Meeting on March 30, 2011 

    The Upper Great Plains Region of Western (UGPR) invites you to a Western UGPR Transmission Planning Stakeholder Meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, at the Western UGP Regional office located at 2900 4th Avenue North in Billings, Montana.

    At the meeting, we will review the UGPR FERC Order 890 planning process as implemented in 2010 and present the plan for the coming year. We will also review the results of the 2010 Integrated System Evaluation and introduce the planned studies for 2011. The meeting is being held to meet the local transmission planning process requirements outlined in Western's OATT. Your comments on the Draft Agenda are welcome.

    If you plan to attend the meeting, please print and fill out the registration form indicating that you plan to attend the meeting and indicate whether you plan to attend in person or via WebEx. A limited number of WebEx participants are available. Therefore, WebEx participation will be limited to one per company and available only on a first-come first-served basis.

    Western UGPR looks forward to meeting with you during the meeting in Billings and receiving your input on the UGPR 2011 local transmission planning studies. Please send your comments on the draft agenda and/or your Registration Form by email to ugpplanningmanager@wapa.gov or by fax at (406) 255-2900 by March 21, 2011.

    If you have questions, please contact Ms. Gayle R. Nansel, UGPR Transmission System Planning Manager at 406-255-2830.

    03/03/2011 : (Business Practice Update) Rollover Provision Changes: Western UGPR has posted its Modified Rollover Rights Administration Business Practice to reflect and explain the changes to rollover provisions under Section 2.2 of its OATT, issued on 03/02/2011.  The modified business practice is available at the following URL: Modified Rollover Rights Administration Business Practice, and under its "Business Practices" folder (in the "Effective Business Practices" sub-folder).

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders (Western) at 406-255-2840, or by email at sanders@wapa.gov.

    03/02/2011: OATT Revision Filed with FERC, Effective Date of April 3, 2011 (Revised Section 2.2 effective March 2, 2011):  Western Area Power Administration submitted revisions to its non-jurisdictional Open Access Transmission Tariff in compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Order dated December 2, 2010.  This compliance filing ( Filing Letter for revised OATT (March 2, 2011) ) revises the new baseline eTariff, which is substantially the  same tariff originally submitted in Docket No. NJ10-1-000.  Western requested the Commission deem the revisions to its OATT proposed in the compliance filing become effective April 3, 2011, with the exception of the revisions to Section 2.2, which Western requested become effective on March 2, 2011.  The revised OATT is available under the "Tariff" Documents Folder on the WAPA OASIS and at the following: WAPA-Tariff-Docs

    02/23/2011 : Updated Notice Posting clarifying Valid POR/PODs for Transmission Service Requests across Miles City DC Tie, other DC Ties, West-Side Only, and WAUE-SaskPower paths

    Western (UGPR) has posted an updated Notice (replacing the version previously posted on MAPP's OASIS Information Page) showing the valid POR/PODs that must be utilized by Transmission Customers when submitting Transmission Service Requests 1) from/to/across the East/West DC Ties that interconnect with the IS; 2) for service on the West-Side system only, and 3) from/to the WAUE/SaskPower interface (WAUE-SPC and SPC-WAUE paths).  The Notice  is posted in the Effective Business Practices folder and at the following URL:
    UGPR DC Tie & Other TSR POR/POD Reqm'ts.  Any questions should be directed to Ms. Kass Portra (406) 255-2842 or Steve Sanders at (406) 255-2840.

     
    12/31/2010 : (New Rates Posting): IS 2011 Rates - Letter to Customers

    As a follow-up to the September 21, 2010 public meeting, Western notified customers of the Integrated System (IS) 2011 recalculated rates in the 12/20/2010 letter to customers: Customer-Letter-20101220-IS-2011-Rates.pdf

    The details of the rate calculatons are included in the following posting: IS-Rate-Calculation-2011-0101.pdf
     

    09/30/2010 : Western submitted the baseline eTariff version of its OATT

    Western submitted the baseline eTariff version of its non-jurisdictional Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), which was previously filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Docket No. NJ10-1-000.  A copy of Western's 9/30/2010 filing is available at:
    Western-OATT-Etariff-Filing-2010-0930.pdf.

    09/30/2010 : Western filed comments on FERC's "Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation" NOPR

    Western submitted the following comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation by Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities (NOPR) issued on June 17, 2010 in Docket No. RM10-23-000.  Western's comments were submitted on September 29, 2010, as a Federal Power Marketing Administration (PMA), and not on behalf of the Department of Energy as a whole:  Western-RM10-23-NOPR-Response.pdf

    09/14/2010 : (New Rates Posting): IS 2011 Rates Update Letter to Customers, Announcement of Public Meeting

    Western will host a meeting to provide customers an opportunity to discuss and comment on the Integrated System (IS) 2011 recalculated rates on September 21, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. CDT at the Holiday Inn City Center, 100 W 8th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as described in the 09/03/2010 letter to customers: IS-Rate-Calculation-2011-0101-Cover-Letter.pdf

    The details of the rate calculatons are included in the following posting: IS-Rate-Calculation-2011-0101.pdf

    08/04/2010: Announcement of Informal Public Meeting on 8/5/2010 to discuss FERC "Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation" NOPR (Original 08/02/2010 Posting)

    08/04/2010 Update: Copy of presentation for 8/5/2010 Information Customer MeetingTPACA_NOPR_Presentation.pdf

    Western will hold an informal public meeting at our Corporate Services Office at 12155 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood, Colorado on August 5, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. MDT.  The meeting will conclude by 12:00 p.m. MDT.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation By Transmission Owning and Operating Public Utilities (NOPR) that was released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 17, 2010 in Docket No. RM10-23.

    Western will provide a high level synopsis of the NOPR and outline the areas it is considering for comment.  Customers will have an opportunity to provide input on these issues after a brief presentation.  A copy of the presentation Western will use at the meeting will be available at http://www.wapa.gov  prior to 9 a.m. MDT, August 5th.


    07/01/2010 : (Proposed Business Practice Update) Western UGPR has posted PROPOSED revisions to its CEII Policy Business Practice and NDA under its "Business Practices" folder (in the "Draft BP's - 10 Day Comment" sub-folder).

    Comments/concerns with the proposed revisions should be submitted within 10 business days of this posting to:  Steve Sanders at 406-255-2840 (email: sanders@wapa.gov)


    05/27/2010: Announcement that WAUE.AECI.CM Service Point has been Disabled

    Western has disabled the WAUE.AECI.CM Service Point on its OASIS effective 5/27/2010.  Western also requested that TranServ (acting on behalf of MAPP) disable the same Service Point on the MAPP Schedule F OASIS page, and received notification that it was also disabled on that page effective 5/27/2010.

    Transmission Customers can continue to utilize the WAUE.AECI Service Point on UGPR's WAPA OASIS page when requesting transmission service from UGPR, which is the same interface point between WAUE and AECI at the Maryville 161-kV substation.

    The WAUE.AECI.CM point was setup to allow for reservations across Western's Creston-Maryville 161-kV transmission line (WAUE-AECI-CM contract path) under the MAPP Schedule F tariff or UGPR's OATT.  However, requests utilizing the WAUE.AECI.CM Service Point are not being properly evaluated across the entire Sioux City - Denison - Exira - Creston - Maryville contract path (WAUE-AECI contract path) when the source Service Point on the reservation is located upstream of the WAUE-AECI contract path.  Therefore, until such time as that can be resolved in the MAPP OASIS backend, the WAUE.AECI.CM Service Point will be disabled.  If, in the interim, a Transmission Customer needs to submit a transmission service request for only the path from Creston-Maryville (WAUE-AECI-CM contract path) using the available source Service Points of WAUE.ALTW or WAUE.MEC at Creston, such requests will be handled on a manual basis by contacting Western or TranServ (as Western's TSC).

    If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders (Western) at 406-255-2840, or by email at sanders@wapa.gov.

    12/29/2009 (New Rates Posting) Notice - New IS Transmission Rates Effective 01/01/2010 Posted

    As described in the December 29, 2009, Federal Register notice ( FRN-IS-Trans-Anc-Service-Rates-2010-0101.pdf ), the Western Area Power Administration (Western) is updating its rates for transmission and ancillary services for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program-Eastern Division (P-SMBP-ED) that are utilized for the Integrated System (IS).  The Federal Register Notice summary follows:

    ACTION: Notice of Order Concerning Transmission and Ancillary Services Rates and Transmission Service Penalty Rate for Unreserved Use.
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    SUMMARY: The Deputy Secretary of Energy confirmed and approved Rate Order Nos. WAPA-144 and WAPA-148 and Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, UGP-AS6, UGP-AS7 and UGP-TSP1 on an interim basis. The provisional rates will be in effect until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis or until they are superseded. The provisional rates will provide sufficient revenue to pay all annual costs, including interest expenses, and repay  required investments within the allowable periods.

    DATES: Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5, and UGP-AS6 and will be placed into effect on an interim basis on January 1, 2010, and will be in effect until FERC confirms, approves, and places the rate schedules in effect on a final basis through December 31, 2014, or until the rate schedules are superseded. The revised Rate Schedules UGP-NT1, UGP-FPT1, UGP-NFPT1, UGP-AS1, UGP-AS2, UGP-AS3, UGP-AS4, UGP-AS5 and UGP-AS6 dated January 1, 2010, supersede the similarly titled rate schedules dated October 1, 2005. Rate Schedule UGP-AS7 will be placed into effect on an interim basis on January 1, 2010; however, Rate Schedule UGP-AS7 will not be charged until such time as Western's OATT is revised to provide for Generator Imbalance Service. Rate Schedule UGP-AS7 will remain in effect through December 31, 2014, or until superseded, to coincide with the other ancillary service rates in this rate order. Rate Schedule UGP-TSP1 will be placed into effect on an interim basis on January 1, 2010; however, Rate Schedule UGP-TSP1 will not be charged until such time as Western's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) is revised to provide for unreserved use of transmission service penalties. Rate schedule UGP-TSP1 will also remain in effect through December 31, 2014, or until superseded, to coincide with the other rates in this rate order. Western will post notice on its Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) Web site of its intent to initiate charging
    for Rate Schedule UGP-AS7 or UGP-TSP1.

    Western submitted the following letter to its customers on 12/29/2010 advising them of the implementation of the revised rates: IS-Rate-Calculation-2010-0101-Cover-Letter.pdf.

      The updated rates are shown in the "Current Rates/Losses" folder.
      If you have any questions, please contact Steve Sanders.

    12/28/2009 (Rate Update Status)
    Notice – Rate Orders Signed (Rates to be effective 01/01/2010)

    The Deputy Secretary of Energy has signed Rate Orders 144 and 148, Orders Confirming, Approving, and Placing the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program – Eastern Division Transmission and Ancillary Services and Transmission Service Penalty for Unreserved Use Formula Rates into effect on an interim basis on January 1, 2010.

    The Federal Register notice announcing these rates is expected to be published during the week of December 28-31.  Once the Federal Register notice is published, a letter will be sent to our transmission customers and other interested parties providing rate information and a copy of the Federal Register notice.
     

    The rate announcement letter and Federal Register notice will also be posted to this web site and the Upper Great Plains Region Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) web site.


    10/07/2009: OATT Revision Filed with FERC, Effective Date of December 1, 2009:

     
    Western Area Power Administration submitted its revised Open Access Transmission Service Tariff with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on September 30, 2009.  The new tariff becomes effective on December 1, 2009.  The new revised tariff was developed to comply with FERC Order No. 890 and to be consistent with Western’s statutory and regulatory requirements.  It addresses changes in transmission services and planning.  The updated OATT (both clean and redline versions) and FERC generated PDF documents for this filing are included in the "Tariff" folder.

    08/25/2009 : MAPP Schedule F service no longer available effective 9/1/2009

    07/22/2009 (Updated 06/10/2010) : Corn Belt Power Cooperative (CBPC) move into Western's east-side "WAUE" Balancing Authority Area (Control Area) and addition of CBPC  transmission facilities to Integrated System (IS) effective September 1, 2009

    06/10/2010 Update:  Western has posted an Informational Posting providing guidance for Customers on submitting Generation Interconnections or Transmission Service Requests on facilities owned by CBPC under its "Generation Interconnections" sub-folder or at the following link:
    CBPC Facilities - GI/TSR Submission Reqmts

    08/25/2009 Update:  Western will be including eligible portions of the Corn Belt Power Cooperativce (CBPC) transmission facilities located in western Iowa in the Western/Basin Electric Power Cooperative/Heartland Consumers Power District Integrated System (IS), and the change will be effective on September 1, 2009.  The following CBPC transmission facilities will be included in the IS as Basin Electric Power Cooperative leased facilities:

    Wisdom to Osgood 161 kV transmission line – 30.64 miles
    Osgood to Burt 161 kV transmission line – 29.79 miles
    Burt to Hancock 161 kV transmission line – 33.70 miles
    Wisdom to Buena Vista 161 kV transmission line – 32.77 miles
    Buena Vista to Sac County 161 kV transmission line – 9.66 miles
    Hope to Webster 161 kV transmission line – 12.39 miles
    Burt to Hope 161 kV transmission line – 34.61 miles

    Hope substation (161 kV portion only)
    Wisdom substation (161 kV portion only)
    Burt substation (161 kV portion only)
    Osgood substation (161 kV portion only)
    Webster substation (161 kV portion only)
    Hancock substation (161 kV portion only)

    Interconnection and transmission service requests utilizing these facilities will need to be submitted to Western, as the IS administrator, pursuant to Western's OATT and LGIP/SGIP, starting on September 1, 2009 at 0000 (CDT).  Western and CBPC will work with existing  interconnection and transmission service customers on the CBPC facilities listed above to address any transition issues.  The IS transmission rates will apply to service across the facilities above, and preliminary analysis shows no expected increase to the IS rate as the result of inclusion of the CBPC facilities and associated new network load into the IS.  CBPC will continue to adminster its own tariff on the remaining CBPC facilities that are moving into Western's WAUE Balancing Authority Area on September 1, 2009, and therefore interconnection and transmission service requests on those other CBPC facilities will continue to be submitted to CBPC.

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    07/22/2009 Posting:  Corn Belt Power Cooperativce (CBPC) intends to move its transmission system located presently in the MidAmerican Energy Company (MEC) Balancing Authority Area/Control Area (BAA) into Western's east-side "WAUE" BAA by September 1, 2009, as a result of MEC's plan to join the Midwest ISO on September 1, 2009 and move its facilities into the Midwest ISO BAA.  CBPC and the Integrated System are also exploring the possibility of eligible portions of the CBPC transmission facilities becoming part of the Integrated System (IS) as a result of this BAA change, and that change would also occur on September 1, 2009.  Western will post additional details in near future regarding the potential inclusion of CBPC transmission facilities into the IS, and the impacts upon such a change on interconnection and transmission service requests located on those CBPC transmission facilities, and preliminary information regarding potential IS rate impacts.  This information will be located on Western's OASIS page under "Recent News" and also under a documents folder named "CBPC BAA Move Information", if necessary.  More information concerning CBPC and its members is available on their company web page at: http://www.cbpower.coop/aspx/CBPower/default.aspx

    04/24/2009 : (Business Practice Update) Western UGPR has posted a Western-wide Policy Statement regarding crediting transmission service for transmission system outages that will become effective on May 1, 2009.  The policy document is posted under the "Business Practices" folder and available at the following URL: WAPA-Crediting-for-Outages-Business-Practice

    04/22/2009 : (Business Practice Update) Western UGPR has posted a Western-wide Policy Statement regarding Attachment K of Western's OATT dated 04/16/2009.  The policy document is posted under the "Business Practices" folder and available at the following URL: WAPA-OATT-AttachK-Policy-Statement-2009-0416

    06/18/2008 (Business Practice Update) : Western Area Power Administration (Western) Upper Great Plains Region (UGPR) made minor changes to its posted "Business Practice for Adjustment Criteria for Open Access Transmission Tariff Charges" to clarify the 18 month adjustment period.  The updated business practice is effective immediately (6/18/2008)The updated document is posted under the "Business Practices" folder and URL: WAPA UGPR Adjustment Criteria for OATT Charges



         


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