BPA is seeking comments on a draft proposal to address seasonal electricity oversupply by paying wind energy producers to curtail their output if necessary. There is also an associated proposal for how BPA would recover the new costs that would be incurred.
BPA has been engaged in discussions with a number of key stakeholders since last spring to find an equitable solution to oversupply. The proposal is based on concepts developed in these discussions. BPA is releasing the proposal now to allow for broader public input before we file tariff language.
BPA is seeking comments on the proposal, which is described in two documents: a) new tariff language for addressing oversupply (Attachment P); and b) a more detailed narrative which explains the proposed methods for managing oversupply and allocating the associated costs.
BPA is accepting comments on the proposal through noon Feb. 21 and will host a workshop on Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in the BPA Rates Hearing Room.