REP Compliance Review Program
Section 5 of the NW Power Act requires BPA to ensure payments made to REP-participating utilities are passed on to the utility’s retail residential and farm customers (residential loads). By law, these REP payments must be “passed through directly” to the utility’s residential loads, and appear as a credit on the utility customers’ monthly bills. To ensure these payments are distributed to eligible retail customers correctly and in a timely manner, BPA developed the REP Compliance Review Program. Through the REP Compliance Review Program, BPA reviews the REP benefits received by the utilities from BPA, and passed through to their qualifying REP customers.
REP Customer Load Eligibility Guidelines (CLEG)
BPA developed the Customer Load Eligibility Guidelines (CLEG) to provide guidance to REP-participating utilities in determining eligibility of residential, farm, and irrigation/pumping loads for REP benefits under the NW Power Act. Specifically, the CLEG addresses a variety of issues related to eligible and ineligible retail customers under the REP. The CLEG is intended to be used as a guideline only, and may be revised or cancelled by BPA at any time. Throughout the term of the REP, BPA has made periodic updates to the CLEG. BPA, REP-participating utilities, and other interested parties worked together to update and provide greater clarity to the CLEG.