BPA has concluded its negotiations with customers seeking to terminate or
modify Precedent Transmission Service Agreements and sent each customer a term
sheet summarizing the negotiated outcomes. BPA started posting the final
draft of these term sheets for public review and comment on Nov. 26, 2012.
The comment period remains open through Friday, Dec. 14.
The agreements involve termination and redirection of transmission service,
and calculation of the value of marketable flowgate capacity that results from
the changes. None of the proposed agreements result in cost transfers to
other customers or PTSA holders.
BPA began discussions about PTSA modifications with customers in summer
2011. The goal of the discussions was to allow customers who requested to
modify or withdraw existing PTSAs to do so, provided this resulted in no adverse
cost impacts to other customers. As a result of this public process, BPA
has accepted proposals involving approximately 1,200 megawatts of service and
The service being modified or terminated, plus the return of available
flowgate capacity created by these actions that can be remarketed by BPA, keeps
the region whole and supports BPA’s consideration of these requests.
Reaching a decision on customer requests to withdraw or terminate PTSAs is an
important milestone in BPA’s public discussion with customers regarding broader
changes to the content and terms of future PTSAs and the Network Open Season