BPA has scheduled a stakeholder meeting on April 15 to continue the regional dialogue on BPA’s 15-minute scheduling implementation. BPA also wishes to remind customers that the Mid-Term Rate election for committed 15-Minute Scheduling is rapidly approaching, with elections due by 4/4/14. Variable Energy Resource Balancing Services (VERBS) rates for committed 15-Minute Scheduling will be effective 10/1/14. Should BPA permit 15 Minute Schedules in August or September the current rate structure would apply. Furthermore, those Customers who do not elect to participate in committed scheduling will be still able to schedule on 15 min intervals.