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​TC-20 Settlement

​Bonneville and its long-term transmission customers have concluded settlement discussions and have developed a proposed settlement of issues in the upcoming TC-20 and BP-20 proceedings. The proposed settlement is a “package” that includes two agreements. The TC-20 Settlement Agreement settles the TC-20 Tariff terms and conditions proceeding and establishes the new Bonneville Tariff. The BP-20 Partial Rates Settlement Agreement settles the rates for Transmission, Ancillary, and Control Area Services (“BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement”) for purposes of the BP-20 rate proceeding and the FY 2020-21 rate period. 

The settlement package is posted below and to the BP-20 Settlement web page. Please carefully review the Agreements and the timeline below.

Bonneville sincerely thanks the parties for their participation in the settlement discussions and hard work and collaboration on the settlement agreements. 

​TC-20 Settlement Agreement

The TC-20 Settlement Agreement represents the final negotiated terms of settlement for Bonneville’s Tariff.  Attachment 1 includes terms of the settlement. Attachment 2 includes the Tariff (“Settlement Tariff”) that is proposed to become effective October 1, 2019 and will supersede and replace Bonneville’s current tariff. If adopted, the Settlement Tariff will apply to all signatories’ existing transmission service agreements and all new transmission service agreements and new generator interconnection service agreements.
 
If all transmission customers with long-term service agreements (as indicated in Attachment 3) sign the TC-20 Settlement Agreement by November 30, 2018, and no parties to the BP-20 proceeding object to the BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement, then Bonneville will move for the TC-20 Hearing Officer to issue a recommended decision to the Administrator to adopt the TC-20 Settlement Agreement.
 
The contents of the TC-20 Settlement Agreement are as follows:

​BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement

The BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement represents the final negotiated terms of settlement for the FY 2020-21 transmission, ancillary, and control area services rates covered by the agreement.  Bonneville will propose that the Administrator adopt the BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement in the BP-20 rate proceeding, and Bonneville will move for the Hearing Officer to set a deadline for objections to the agreement.  Customers that have signed the TC-20 Settlement Agreement may also sign the BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement, but it is not necessary to do so. The contents of the BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement are as follows:

​TIMELINE

Monday, November 5 (4:30 p.m.)

  • TC-20: By close of business, Bonneville asks the attorneys or staff representatives for transmission customers listed in Attachment 3 (i.e., customers with long-term service agreements) to send an email to Bonneville indicating whether they will recommend signing the TC-20 Settlement Agreement to their respective decision makers. 
  • BP-20: By close of business, Bonneville asks 1) any or all customers with tariff-based transmission service and/or 2) parties to the BP-20 process customers to send an email to Tech Forum indicating whether the customer plans to object to the BP-20 Partial Settlement Agreement during the BP-20 proceeding.
Please transmit the notice, with “TC-20 and BP-20 Transmission Settlement Notice” identified in the subject line, to Tech Forum (techforum@bpa.gov) and to your transmission account executive.
 

Friday, November 30 (4:30 p.m.)

  • TC-20: By close of business, transmission customers in Attachment 3 to the TC-20 Settlement Agreement must: (1) sign and return (electronic signatures acceptable) the TC-20 Settlement Agreement; or (2) provide notice in writing to Bonneville that they will not sign the TC-20 Settlement Agreement.  Please send your submissions to Tech Forum (techforum@bpa.gov) with the subject “TC-20 Settlement Agreement” in the subject line. Send hard copies to:

First Class Mail
Bonneville Power Administration
Mail Stop: TSE/TPP-2
P.O. Box 61409
Vancouver, WA 98666-1409


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Bonneville Power Administration
Mail Stop: TSE/TPP-2
905 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Monday, December 3 (4:30 p.m.)
  • BPA will inform settlement parties (by email) of status of the settlement
Tuesday, December 4
  • Meeting with TC-20 parties to discuss next steps (if necessary)

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Dibble at 360-619-6191/ rldibble@bpa.gov or Todd Miller at 503-230-7315/ temiller@bpa.gov.