Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

  Effective Business Practices (BPs) Common to all of WAPA's Regions

Last Update: February 27, 2020, Posting of New "Implementation Requirements under Order 842 Changes" BP (Effective 03/05/2020)

The following are the currently effective versions of the Business Practices (BPs) that are common and identical across all of WAPA's Regional Offices, which includes (DSW, RMR, SNR, and UGP - See Note 1).  The BPs apply to the NERC identified TSPs: CRCM, LAPT, WALC, WAPA, WASN.  Additional BPs specific only to an individual Region/TSP are also posted on that TSP's OASIS under the "Business Practices" folder.

Note 1.  The UGP Region joined the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) as a transmission owner and transferred functional control of all of its eligible transmission facilities to SPP on October 1, 2015.  Transmission service and certain other services over those UGP Regional transmission facilities are available solely under the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff (SPP Tariff).  Ancillary services offered by the UGP Region as a Balancing Authority operator are also solely available under the SPP Tariff.  Therefore, certain WAPA BPs may not be currently applicable, or have limited applicability, in the UGP Region.

Behind the Meter Generation Policy

Business Practice Creation & Update Process
Conditional Firm Transmission Service

Confidentiality and NDA
Creditworthiness BP & Checklist
Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) Policy *
Curtailments Business Practice 
Effective Date of Gen Power Factor Reqmts under Order 827 (NEW -- New BP -- Effective 02/11/2020)
General Requirements for Interconnection (GRI) 
Implementation Requirements under Order 842 Changes BP (NEW -- New BP -- Effective 03/05/2020)
LGIA Option to Build Business Practice
Network Integration Transmission Service (NITS) * 
Network Upgrades Policy **  
Planning Redispatch Service
Resale of Transmission Rights **  (Recent -- Updated BP -- Effective 06/03/2019) 
Right of First Refusal
Rollover Rights 
Rate Schedules MadePartOf Service Agreements **  (Recent -- New BP -- Effective 06/03/2019) 
Simultaneous Submission Window Processing
Transmission Outage Crediting Policy
Transmission Service Redirects
Transmission Timing Requirements **  (Recent -- New WAPA-Wide BP -- Effective 06/03/2019)
TSR Annulment Business Practice
WAPA Meter Policy 
WAPA OATT - Attachment K Policy Statement

* These BPs outline submissions to be sent to "Regional Contact(s) as posted on OASIS".  Those specific WAPA Regional contact(s) are listed below, and transmittals should be sent to the contacts listed, as noted, for that specific Regional office.
**  This BP has limited applicability to WAPA's UGP Region, given its membership in SPP as noted above, and will not be applicable to certain services on the transmission facilities that UGP has transferred functional control of to SPP, and for which such service is offered under the SPP Tariff.

Any questions/submissions can be directed to your specific WAPA Regional contact(s):

Previous Updates:

February 11, 2020, Posting of New "Effective Date of Gen Power Factor Reqmts under Order 827" BP (Effective 02/11/2020)
June 3, 2019, Posting of Updated Transmission Resales BP, New WAPA-wide Timing Requirements BP, and New Rate Schedules MadePartOf Service Agreements BP (Effective 06/03/2019)
July 20, 2018, Posting of Updated WAPA Meter Policy (Effective 07/20/2018)
May 1, 2018, Posting of Updated Network Service BP (Effective 05/01/2018)
February 22, 2018, Posting of Updated Network Upgrades Policy BP
July 25, 2017, Posting of Updated Behind the Meter (BTM) Generation and General Requirements for Interconnection (GRI) BPs
January 9, 2017, Posting of Updated TSR Annulments BP
June 23, 2016, General updates to Logo, Regional contact information, etc.
January 1, 2016, Posting of New Curtailments BP