Any entity or person intending to become a party in the BP-20 and/or the TC-20 proceeding must file a petition to intervene through Bonneville’s secure website. A separate petition must be filed for each proceeding . A first-time user of BPA’s secure website must create a user account and be granted access by the Rate Hearing Coordinator to submit an intervention. Returning users may request access to the BP-20 and/or TC-20 proceeding through their existing accounts, and may submit interventions once their permissions have been updated by the Coordinator. The secure website contains a link to the user guide, which provides step-by-step instructions for creating user accounts, requesting access, generating filing numbers, submitting filings, and uploading interventions. Interventions must conform to the format and content requirements set forth in BPA’s Rules of Procedure Sections 1010.6 and 1010.11. The deadline for Interventions for the BP-20 and/or the TC-20 proceedings was Dec. 11, 2018.
A petition to intervene must state the name and address of the entity or person requesting party status and the entity’s or person’s interest in the hearing. BPA customers and affiliated customer groups will be granted intervention based on petitions filed in conformance with the Rules of Procedure. Other petitioners must explain their interests in sufficient detail to permit the Hearing Officer to determine whether the petitioners have a relevant interest in the hearing.
The deadline for opposing a timely intervention is two business days after the deadline for filing petitions to intervene. BPA or any party may oppose a petition for intervention. All petitions will be ruled on by the Hearing Officer. Late interventions are strongly disfavored. Opposition to an untimely petition to intervene must be filed within two business days after service of the petition.