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​2012 Integrated Program Review
 
2012 Integrated Program Review 2
 
Thank you for participating in the 2012 Integrated Program Review 2 the Agency has released the IPR Decision Letter following an abbreviated public process concluding May 7, 2013. Public comments will help inform the BP-14 Final Proposal.
 
IPR2 Meeting Material
During the 2012 Integrated Program Review BPA committed to remaining open to revisiting program levels in an IPR2 process if the Agency determined adjustments were necessary due to new information, timing of spending, or cost management initiatives. For FY 2014 and 2015, the Agency believes adjustments are prudent for reflecting future expectations and would like to engage the region in an abbreviated IPR2 public process.
 
​Overview of IPR

​The IPR process combines the previous program level review processes, replacing the Capital Program Review, Power Function Review, and Programs In Review, and allows interested parties to see all agency expense and capital spending level estimates in the same forum. The IPR occurs every two years, or just prior to each rate case, and provides participants with an opportunity to review and comment on BPA's program level estimates prior to spending levels being set for inclusion in rate cases.

​What Happened in 2010
​The 2010 IPR provided participants with an opportunity to review and comment on long-term draft asset strategies for Transmission, Federal Hydro, IT and Facilities for the first time. FY 2010 unmasked a combination of new challenges for BPA. As a result, BPA sponsored three concurrent processes to support regional conversations with interested parties, those processes included: 1) 2010 IPR, 2) Risk Mitigation and 3) Debt Management. The process consisted of a condensed week of technical workshops describing proposed spending estimates for expense through FY 2013 and capital through FY 2017. Two general manager meetings were held with additional follow-up meetings. A 12-week public comment period was provided. BPA released its Final IPR Close-Out Letter and Report on October 27, 2010.
 
Following the 2010 IPR, BPA performed an extensive review of the IPR process to help identify efficiencies that reduce process costs and time commitment while still adding value. The 2012 IPR has incorporated process recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the information presented while minimizing required resources such as time and travel.
 
What's New in 2012
  • BPA hosted the Capital Investment Review (CIR), separate from and prior to the 2012 IPR, focused on draft asset strategies and 10-year capital forecasts. As a direct result, draft asset strategies and long-term capital forecasts will not be addressed in the IPR.
  • Information will be centralized into one comprehensive initial publication.
  • Participants were provided two weeks to review the initial publication. During this time, participants could request additional information or discussion meetings targeting specific program areas.
  • Discussion meetings were held in July based on participants' specific questions and request for discussions.
  • The IPR concluded August 10, 2012 following a ten-week comment period. Public comments will help inform near-term capital and expense spending forecasts (FY 2014-15) for inclusion in the upcoming rate cases.
​IPR Related Communications
​Meeting Materials
  • Decision Letter IPR
  • 7/18/2012 Meeting Materials
  • 7/17/2012 Meeting Materials
  • 6/5/2012 Meeting Materials
  • 6/19/2012 Meeting Materials
  • 1/31/2012 Meeting Materials
​IPR Publications

Final IPR Close Out Letter (November 6, 2012)
Final IPR Close Out Report (October 26, 2012)
Initial IPR Publication (June 5, 2012) 
Errata Sheet to Initial IPR Publication (August 1, 2012) 
Capital Spending Estimates (June 18, 2012) 
Current Capital Scenarios (July 26, 2012)

​Additional Information Per Participant Request

Written Follow-Up Responses (July 15, 2012) 
Written Follow-Up Responses from Workshops (August 1, 2012) 
Additional Follow-Up Written Responses (August 6, 2012 / Revised August 28, 2012)  
CGS Follow Up Response to MSR (July 31, 2012) 
Transmission Follow Up Responses from Workshop (July 30, 2012) 

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​BPA offers external stakeholders an opportunity to sign up for BPA’s Finance "Master Blaster", an email providing notification of upcoming finance related public processes, scheduled meetings and recently published material. To sign up please email BPAFinance@bpa.gov with subject line: "enroll" or contact Stephanie Adams at 503-230-4671. 
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