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Current Power Rates
​Bonneville Power Administration's wholesale power and transmission rates for the FY 2016-2017 rate period were established during the BP-16 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 23, 2015.

The complete rate proceeding record was then sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for their review and approval of the rates. The Commission granted interim approval to the 2016 Power Rate Schedules and General Rate Schedule Provisions (revised 11/03/2015; 12/02/2015; 01/09/2017) and the Transmission, Ancillary and Control Area Service Rate Schedules and General Rate Schedule Provisions on September 17, 2015. Subject to final approval from the Commission, these rates will be in effect from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017 (FY 2016-2017).

If necessary, BPA adjusts its power rates in accordance with the Cost Recovery Adjustment Clause (CRAC), the Dividend Distribution Clause (DDC), and the Emergency NFB Surcharge1 (see Power GRSPs, sections II.C, II.E, and II.N.3). Neither the CRAC nor the DDC triggered for FY 2016.  The Emergency NFB Surcharge can trigger at any time during the rate period if specified conditions occur. 

Customer TOCA Billing Determinants for FY 2016-2017 can be viewed at 2016 Final Rate Case Models and Datasets.

Information regarding past power rates is available via the Previous Power Rates page.  A graph of Historical Priority Firm Power Rates is also available.

1National Marine Fisheries Service [NMFS] Federal Columbia River Power System [FCRPS] Biological Opinion [BiOp] Adjustment.

The table below shows the average power rates for the 2-year rate period. See the 2016 Power Rates Schedules for the actual rates charged.
“Average” Power Rates2
Effective October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2017
(FY 2016-2017)
(Updated October 1, 2015)
Average rates with no CRAC or DDC Adjustment for 10/1/15 – 9/30/17
(Rates in $/MWh3)
PF - 16 Public – Average Tier 1 + Tier 2 rate
PF - 16 Public – Average Tier 1 rate
PF - 16 Exchange
IP - 16
NR - 16
2The rates represented in this table assume no CRAC or DDC adjustment.  The rates do not include the cost of transmission.  The rates shown are averages as applied to the entire customer class and are shown for reference purposes only.
3 $1/MWh = 1 mill/kWh = $0.001/kWh.