BPA is beginning the formal process for establishing Rate Period High Water Marks that will be used in the BP-16 rate case to establish power rates for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The RHWM is the amount of energy a customer is eligible to purchase at lowest-cost Tier 1 rates in the upcoming rate period.
This meeting will gather input on RHWM calculations for the BP-16 rate period. During this meeting, BPA staff will discuss the inputs to the RHWM calculations, including customer load forecasts, the Tier 1 System Firm Critical Output and RHWM augmentation amounts. Staff will also be prepared to discuss Initial RHWM calculations, per the Tiered Rates Methodology. Customers will have an opportunity to learn more about and comment on these calculations. A formal comment period will be open from Aug. 6 to Aug. 19, 2014. Information for the current RHWM process will be posted at the link below, prior to the Aug. 5 meeting.