FERC Standards of Conduct (Order 717) require transmission providers to provide non-discriminatory, and not unduly preferential access to transmission service or transmission system information to all of its transmission customers, and without preference to its own affiliated Marketing Function Employees (MFEs) To ensure open and fair transmission markets so that customers have equal access to transmission, the SOC includes three basic principles:
  1. The Independent Functioning Rule requires Transmission Function Employees and Marketing Function Employees to operate independently of each other.
  2. The No Conduit Rule prohibits the passing of SOC restricted transmission information to Marketing Function Employees.
  3. The Transparency Rule imposes posting requirements to help detect any instances of undue preference.

Contact Information: soc@bpa.gov.

Chief Compliance Officer

Christopher Frost
Chief Compliance Officer
Agency Compliance & Governance
Bonneville Power Administration
PO Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621

Written Procedures for Implementation

View BPA Written Procedures for Implementing FERC Standards of Conduct.

Identification of Affiliate Information

Power Services
905 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232-4169

Shared Facilities:

905 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232-4169

5411 NE Hwy 99, Bldg. Z-1333
Vancouver, WA 98663

Potential Merger Partners

18 C.F.R. § 358.7(e)(3): The transmission provider must post information concerning potential merger partners as affiliates that may employ or retain marketing function employees, within seven days after the potential merger is announced. There are none at this time.

TFE Job Descriptions

View Transmission Function Employees Job Descriptions and Job Titles.

Voluntary Consents

View the list of voluntary consents that BPA has received from its customers.

Information Disclosures

Any disclosures of non-public transmission information are posted on BPAT's webOASIS pursuant to 18 CFR 358.7(a).


BPA posts any transfer of a Transmission Function Employee (TFE) to a position as a Marketing Function Employee (MFE) or an MFE to a position as a TFE on BPAT's webOASIS.

Waivers & Exemptions

BPA posts any waivers and exemptions of tariff provisions granted in favor of an affiliate on BPAT's webOASIS.

Page last updated: 6/27/2023