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​Spill Surcharge - FY 2019
The Spill Surcharge was included in the BP-18 power rates to recover costs associated with the 2017 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, which ordered increased spill at eight FCRPS dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers for the 2018 spring fish passage season. 
 
Because the planned spill operations were not known when the final BP-18 rates were calculated, the Spill Surcharge adjusts power rates in each year of the rate period (FY 2018 and FY 2019) for the new planned spill operations relative to the operations modeled when final rates were set. 
 
For each year of the rate period, the preliminary spill surcharge amount must be provided to customers no later than May 31, with a public meeting and a comment period of at least 10 business days to follow. Bonneville must issue the final Spill Surcharge no later than 14 calendar days after the comment period closes.
2018 Spill Surcharge Process

​Final FY 2019 Spill Surcharge

On May 16, 2019, Bonneville released the Administrator’s Decision, Implementation of the FY 2019 Spill Surcharge, memorializing the final decision to adopt the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Spill Surcharge Amount of zero, with the result that a Spill Surcharge will not be charged to customers for FY 2019. The Administrator’s Decision also addresses comments received during the public comment period.

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  • FY 2019 Spill Surcharge Amount - includes all data and calculations for final Spill cost, SecR, and Spill Surcharge Amount (no changes from the preliminary FY 2019 Spill Surcharge calculations).

​Public Comment Period

A public comment period on the preliminary FY 2019 Spill Surcharge was open from April 18 through May 2, 2019. Comments received during the public comment period may be viewed at BPA’s Public Comments page under the FY 2019 Spill Surcharge heading.

Preliminary FY 2019 Spill Surcharge Notification and Workshop

Provided below are the preliminary FY 2019 Spill Surcharge Amount and supporting documentation, and information regarding the April 18, 2019 workshop to review the preliminary FY 2019 Spill Surcharge.

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April 18, 2019 Workshop