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Cost Verification Process

The Cost Verification Process for the Slice True-Up Adjustment Charge is a new annual public process developed under the Tiered Rates Methodology (TRM) that will permit Slice customers, other BPA customers, and other interested parties to review the Slice True-Up Adjustment Charge and to assess whether BPA has correctly calculated the amount of each expense or revenue credit subject to the Slice True-Up Adjustment, and whether the final Slice True-Up Adjustment contains only those expenses and revenue credits permitted to be included in, and does not contain any expenses or revenue credits excluded from, the Slice Rate pursuant to the TRM; see section 2.7.5.1 and Attachment A of the TRM.

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Cost Verification Process for FY 2014
Dates (estimated) Agenda
​November 19, 2014 or earlier
Notification to Slice Customers of the Slice True-Up Adjustment for the Composite Cost Pool True-Up Table. BPA to post Composite Cost Pool True-Up Table containing actual values and the Slice True-Up Adjustment
December 11, 2014​
Deadline for customers to submit questions about actual line items in the Composite Cost Pool True-Up Table with the Slice True-Up Adjustment for inclusion in the Agreed Upon Procedures (AUPs) Performed by BPA external CPA firm 

Customers have 15 business days following the posting of Composite Cost Pool Table containing actual values and the Slice True-Up Adjustment​
December 19, 2014​ BPA posts a draft list of AUP tasks to be performed (Attachment A does not specify an exact date)​
January 6, 2015​ Customer comments are due on the list of tasks (The deadline can not exceed 10 days from BPA posting)​
January 13, 2015​ BPA finalizes list of questions about actual lines items in the Composite Cost Pool True-Up Table for AUPs ​
January 15, 2015​ External auditor to begin the work on the AUP tasks requested by customers​
March 17, 2015​ External auditor to complete the AUPs (may have up to 120 calendar days)​
March 24, 2015​ Initial Cost Verification Workshop ​
April 14, 2015​ Customer comment period deadline ​
April 21, 2015​ Follow-up Cost Verification Workshop ​
May 15, 2015​ BPA Draft Response on AUP Report and questions/items raised during workshops ​
End of May 2015​ If customers do not deliver any notice of grievances, BPA will issue a Final Response on the AUP Report ​
 
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