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Transmission


PPC strives to keep its members informed about transmission issues, including rates, resources and regional system planning efforts.

05/04/2016: PPC files preliminary comments on Southern Intertie Hourly Non-Firm rates issue solutions, which can be viewed by clicking here.

1/22/2016: PPC submits comments on solutions for Southern Intertie Hourly Non-Firm Rates which can be viewed by clicking here.

01/26/2015: PPC comments on the California Independent System Operator’s proposed models for governance of its Energy Imbalance Market can be viewed by clicking here

Bonneville Power Administration

04/25/2016: PPC submitted comments on PSE’s use of BPA transmission for EIM participation, which can be viewed by clicking here.

05/07/2015: PPC's Legal Briefs in the BPA BP-16 Power and Transmission Rate Case can be viewed by clicking on the following links: Transmission Risk, Power and Transmission Issues, Oversupply Costs, Southern Intertie Hourly Non-Firm Rate and Eastern Intertie

02/21/2012: PPC comments on BPA's proposed Oversupply Management Protocal. Click here to view comments.

01/26/2012: Joint Public Power Comments on proposed section 1A of BPA Open Access Transmission Tariff. Click here to view comments.

06/29/2011: PPC submits comments on BPA's draft NT Memorandum Of Agreement. To view these comments click here.

02/15/2011: PPC comments on BPA's Network Open Season Modification Options. Click here to view those comments.

04/27/2010: PPC submits comments to BPA on the Network Open Season Cluster Study Assumptions. To view these comments click here.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil.

  • 3/16/2016: PPC teams up with national and other regional trade associations to lend support to BPA in the case BPA filed against PacifiCorp at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission defending its transmission rollover rights. Click here.
  • 10/05/2015: PPC comments at FERC on the petition for declaratory order filed by the Northwest Power Pool Members’ Assessment and Coordination Committee on the development of a sub-hourly energy market in the Pacific Northwest can be viewed by clicking here.
  • Environmental Redispatch Docket at FERC:
    • 03/27/2012: PPC, NRU and PNGC file comments in response to BPA's compliance filing at FERC in the Environmental Redispatch/Oversupply Protocol docket. To view these comments click here.
    • 01/06/2012: PPC, NRU and PNGC file a request for rehearing on FERC's Environmental Redispatch order. Click here to view the request for rehearing.
    • 08/17/2011: PPC, NRU and PNGC filed a joint answer in the Iberdrola, et al, challenge to BPA's Interim Environmental Redispatch policy. To view the joint answer, click here.
    • 07/19/2011: PPC, NRU and PNGC file joint comments in the Iberdrola, et al, challenge to BPA's Interim Environmental Redispatch policy at FERC. Click here to view the joint comments.
    • 06/15/2011: PPC, NRU and PNGC file a joint intervention in the challenge at FERC to BPA's Interim Environmental Redispatch policy. Click here to view the intervention.
  • 12/20/2010: PPC petitions the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for rehearing of its Final Rule on the definition of Bulk Electric System. Click here to view the petition.
  • 09/29/2010: PPC comments on FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on transmission planning and cost allocation. To view comments click here.
  • 08/06/2010: PPC thanks NW Senators for their letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission urging the agency to continue to recognize regional differences in its effort to develop a uniform rule defining bulk electric systems. Click here to view the letter.
  • 06/11/2010: PPC comments on FERC's compliance penalty guidelines. To view comments click here.
  • 05/12/2010: PPC sends FERC a Joint Public Power letter on the agency's latest proposals for definition of the bulk electric system and for new compliance penalty guidelines. To view the letter click here.
  • 05/10/2010: PPC submits comments on FERC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the definition of Bulk Electric Systems. To view these comments click here.
  • 04/28/2010: PPC releases issue paper on recent FERC reliability proposals. Click here to view issue paper.
  • 04/12/2010: PPC submits comments on FERC's Notice of Inquiry regarding Variable Energy Resources. To view these comments click here.
  • 04/05/2010: PPC submits comments on FERC's Electric Quarterly Reporting Requirements Notice of Inquiry. To view comments click here.
  • 11/06/2009: PPC submits comments to FERC's on transmission planning processes under Order 890. To view comments click here.

Western Electricity Coordinating Council

The Western Electricity Coordinating Council, or WECC, is a regional forum for promoting regional electric service reliability in Western Canada and the Western United States.

  • PPC submitted comments on the WECC's 2nd proposal on defining the Bulk Electric System. To view these comments click here and the Q&A click here.

 

 

 

 

 
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