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​BP-20 Rate Proceeding
BPA conducted a consolidated power and transmission rate proceeding, BP-20, to set rates for the FY 2020-2021 rate period (October 2019 - September 2021). The rate case began with the Federal Register notice on December 6, 2018, and concluded when BPA issued the Final Record of Decision in July 2019.

BP-20 Final Record of Decision

On July 25, 2019, BPA released the Administrator's Final Record of Decision, July 2019, BP-20-A-03, in the BP-20 Rate Proceeding, including Appendix B: 2020 Power Rate Schedules and General Rate Schedule Provisions (BP-20-A-03-AP02) and Appendix C: 2020 Transmission, Ancillary, and Control Area Service Rate Schedules and General Rate Schedule Provisions (BP-20-A-03-AP03). BPA also released its Final Studies and Documentation on the same day. To view these documents, please refer to the BP-20 Final Proposal Chart.

The BP-20 Final Proposal models and datasets, including customer impacts, are available on the BP-20 Models and Datasets page.

BPA has concluded the BP-20 Rate Proceeding to set power and transmission rates for the FY 2020-2021 rate period. Official filings related to this proceeding were made on the BP-20 secure website.

​BPA's Power Revenues: Where do they come from and how are they spent?

BPA is a self-financed federal agency. This means that BPA does not receive appropriations or tax dollars. Power Services pays all of its expenses from revenues it receives from the sale of power to eligible customers. For a breakdown of Power’s costs and revenue sources, see this infographic.

​BP-20 Draft Record of Decision

On June 13, 2019, BPA released the BP-20 Administrator's Draft Record of Decision, June 2019, BP-20-A-02, in the 2020 Power and Transmission rate proceeding.

Release of BPA's Initial Proposal

BPA released its Initial Proposal (studies/documentation, testimony) in the BP-20 rate proceeding on January 14, 2019. Please refer to the Secure Rate Case website to view public documents in the BP-20 Rate Case. 

BP-20 Federal Register Notice Publication and Ex Parte Rules
 
On December 6, 2018, the Federal Register Notice (including the Power Rate Schedules, the Partial Transmission Rates Settlement Agreement and Attachments, and the Transmission Rate Schedules Excluded from the Partial Settlement) announcing the commencement of the BP-20 Rate Case was issued. With this publication, a prohibition of ex parte communications began and will remain in effect throughout the duration of the rate case. BPA’s Rules of Procedure prohibit ex parte communications during the BP-20 proceeding. Please refer to BPA’s letter to parties interested in the BP-20 and TC-20 proceedings for additional information on the ex parte rule.
 
Please see the TC-20 proceeding website for information on the TC-20 Transmission Terms and Conditions Proceeding.