Bonneville Power Administration's wholesale power and transmission rates for the FY 2018-2019 rate period were established during the BP-18 Rate Case
. The rate proceeding, conducted through a formal process described in Section 7(i) of the Northwest Power Act, concluded when the Administrator signed the Final Record of Decision
on July 26, 2017.
If necessary, BPA adjusts its power rates in accordance with the Power Cost Recovery Adjustment Clause (Power CRAC), the Power Reserves Distribution Clause (Power RDC), the Emergency NFB Surcharge1, and the Spill Surcharge (see Power GRSPs, sections II.O, II.P, and II.Q.3, and Appendix C). Neither the Power CRAC nor the Power RDC triggered for FY 2018. The Emergency NFB Surcharge can trigger at any time during the rate period if specified conditions occur. Notice of a preliminary Spill Surcharge for FY 2018 may be made no later than May 31, 2018.
1National Marine Fisheries Service [NMFS] Federal Columbia River Power System [FCRPS] Biological Opinion [BiOp] Adjustment.