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July 14, 2005 - Presentation for July 6 Meeting with Senators Cantwell and Smith: An electronic version of BPA's presentation (PDF, 10 pages, 181 kb) at the July 6 meeting with Senator Maria Cantwell, Senator Gordon Smith and BPA customers is now available. The Northwest Senators held a meeting in Portland to discuss the long-term Regional Dialogue and other topics. This handout provides an update on BPA power costs and rates.

June 24, 2005 - PFR Final Report Issued:  BPA issued today its Power Function Review (PFR) Final Report (PDF, 49 pages, 409 kb) concluding the PFR process. This report outlines the program forecast levels that will be used in preparing BPA's Initial Proposal for the upcoming WP-07 Power Rate Case. The final report is accompanied by a letter from the Senior Vice President of the Power Business Line, Paul Norman (PDF, 3 pages, 110 kb). In this letter, BPA has outlined areas for additional review to seek further costs reductions prior to submitting the final power rate proposal in mid-2006.

May 31, 2005 (5:45 p.m.) - PFR Public Comments:  Electronic versions of all public comments received by BPA on the Power Function Review are now available on the new PFR Public Comments page.

May 24, 2005 (5:30 p.m.) - Notes from May 9th Technical Workshop:  The notes from the PFR Technical Workshop held on May 9, 2005 (PDF, 8 pages, 103 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

May 20, 2005 (6 p.m.) - Background Papers:  During the PFR process additional information was requested on three power function program areas that were not covered in the review.  Background papers on Long-Term Contract Generating Projects (PDF, 3 pages, 116 kb), Under-funded Pension and Other Post Retirement Benefits (PDF, 2 pages, 75 kb), and Residential Exchange Program Benefits and Settlement Benefits (PDF, 5 pages, 101 kb) are now available.

May 20, 2005 (5 p.m.) - Notes from May 16th Management Discussion:  The notes from the PFR Management Level Discussion held on May 16, 2005 (PDF, 12 pages, 117 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

May 19, 2005 (7 p.m.) - Internal Operations Q & A and Fish & Wildlife Q & A:  BPA's answers to Internal Operations Charged to Power questions (PDF, 6 pages, 153 kb) raised at the March 1, 10 & 17, 2005 meetings and answers to Fish & Wildlife Program questions (PDF, 5 pages, 95 kb) raised at the April 5 & 18, 2005 meetings are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

May 16, 2005 (11 a.m.) - Corps and Reclamation Program Q & A:  BPA's answers to Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation Program questions (PDF, 8 pages, 430 kb) raised at the March 15 & 16, 2005 meetings are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

May 16, 2005 (8:45 a.m.) - Handout for Today's Management Level Discussion:  An electronic version of the handout for today's (May 16th) Management Level Discussion is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 17, 2005).

May 13, 2005 - Agenda for May 16th Management Level Discussion:  An electronic version of the agenda for the May 16th Management Level Discussion (PDF, 1 page, 72 kb) is now available.

May 12, 2005 - Risk Mitigation Q & A:  BPA's answers to Risk Mitigation questions (PDF, 1 pages, 62 kb) raised at the April 6 & 18, 2005 meetings are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

May 9, 2005 (3:45 p.m.) - Handout for May 9th Technical Workshop:  An electronic version of the handout for today's (May 9th) Technical Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 13, 2005).

May 5, 2005 - Notes from April 18th Management Discussion:  The notes from the PFR Management Level Discussion held on April 18, 2005 (PDF, 14 pages, 118 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

May 2, 2005 (11 p.m.) - Draft PFR Closeout Report Issued for Public Comment:  BPA issued today for public comment its Draft Closeout Report: BPA's Proposed Changes to PFR Base Costs (PDF, 33 pages, 280 kb). The draft PFR closeout report is accompanied by a letter from BPA Administrator, Steve Wright (PDF, 2 pages, 111 kb) and a letter from Senior Vice-President of the BPA Power Business Line, Paul Norman (PDF, 2 pages, 114 kb). The deadline for comments is Friday, May 20, 2005.

May 2, 2005 (3:30 p.m.) - Notes from Idaho Falls, Missoula, and Spokane Public Comment Meetings:  Notes are now available from the PFR Public Comment Meetings held in Idaho Falls on April 19th (PDF, 4 pages, 77 kb), Missoula on April 21st (PDF, 5 pages, 80 kb), and in Spokane on April 26th (PDF, 7 pages, 90 kb). These notes are intended to provide summaries of the comments and other remarks shared at the meetings. They are not verbatim transcripts of all remarks.

April 26, 2005 (3:30 p.m.) - Notes from April 5th "Fish & Wildlife Program" Technical Workshop:  The notes from the PFR Technical Workshop held on April 5, 2005 (PDF, 13 pages, 111 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

April 21, 2005 (12:45 p.m.) - Notes from Portland and Seattle Public Comment Meetings:  Notes are now available from the PFR Public Comment Meetings held in Portland on April 13th (PDF, 5 pages, 87 kb) and in Seattle on April 14th (PDF, 6 pages, 102 kb). These notes are intended to provide summaries of the comments and other remarks shared at the meetings. They are not verbatim transcripts of all remarks.

April 21, 2005 (11:45 a.m.) - Revised Handout for April 2005 Regional Meetings:  The main presentation handout for the PFR Regional Meetings was revised and re-issued today.  [Note: Pages 2, 8, 9, & 10 were revised after the previous (April 19th) version was issued.]  An electronic version of the revised handout is temporarily-posted in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 4, 2005)Reminder - - The two remaining PFR Regional Public Comment Meetings are scheduled on Thursday, April 21st (today) in Missoula and on Tuesday, April 26th in Spokane.  For more information (times, locations, etc.) see the PFR Schedule of Meetings (PDF, 3 pages, 95 kb, updated March 4, 2005).

April 19, 2005 (5:30 p.m.) - Notes from April 6th "Risk Mitigation" Technical Workshop:  The notes from the PFR Technical Workshop held on April 6, 2005 (PDF, 8 pages, 94 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

April 19, 2005 (11:15 a.m.) - Revised Handout for April 2005 Regional Meetings:  The main presentation handout for the PFR Regional Meetings was revised and re-issued today.  [Note: Page 9 in the previous version was deleted and two pages were updated (additional comments were added to pages 9 & 10 in today's version).]  An electronic version of the revised handout is temporarily-posted in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 4, 2005)Reminder - - The three remaining PFR Regional Public Comment Meetings are scheduled as follows:  Tuesday, April 19th (today) in Idaho Falls;  Thursday, April 21st in Missoula;  and Tuesday, April 26th in Spokane.  For more information (times, locations, etc.) see the PFR Schedule of Meetings (PDF, 3 pages, 95 kb, updated March 4, 2005).

April 14, 2005 (2:30 p.m.) - Columbia Generating Station (CGS) Program Q & A:  BPA's answers to CGS Program questions (PDF, 2 pages, 70 kb) raised at the March 15 & 16, 2005 meetings are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

April 13, 2005 (5:00 p.m.) - Handouts and Agenda for April 18th Management Level Discussion:  Electronic versions of two handouts for the April 18th Management Level Discussion are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 17 & 20, 2005).  An electronic version of the agenda for the April 18th Management Level Discussion (PDF, 1 page, 71 kb) is also available.

April 13, 2005 (1:40 p.m.) - Debt Management Q & A:  BPA's answers to debt management questions (PDF, 3 pages, 123 kb) raised at the March 1 & 17, 2005 meetings are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

April 12, 2005 (5 p.m.) - Agenda and Revised Handout for April 2005 Regional Meetings:  Two pages in the main presentation handout for the PFR Regional Meetings were updated today (pages 6 & 11). An electronic version of the revised handout (with the updated pages inserted) is temporarily-posted in the PFR document "Queue" as of 3:40 p.m. today. This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 4, 2005).  An electronic version of the Agenda for the Regional Meetings (PDF, 1 page, 73 kb) is also now available.

April 8, 2005 (7:55 p.m.) - Handouts for April 2005 Regional Meetings:  Electronic versions of two handouts for the PFR Regional Meetings are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 4, 2005)Reminder:  The PFR Regional Meetings will be held in five cities (Portland, Seattle, Idaho Falls, Missoula, and Spokane) between April 13th and April 26th. See the PFR Schedule of Meetings (PDF, 3 pages, 95 kb, updated March 4, 2005) for more information (dates, times, locations, etc.).

April 6, 2005 - Notes from March 17th Management Discussion:  The notes from the PFR Management Level Discussion held on March 17, 2005 (PDF, 14 pages, 114 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

April 5, 2005 - Q & A from February 8th Technical Workshop (Conservation):  BPA's answers to questions raised at the February 8, 2005 Technical Workshop (Conservation) are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

April 1, 2005 (4:35 p.m.) - Updated PFR Scoresheet, Handouts for April 5th and 6th Technical Workshops, and Letter from Paul Norman:  An updated PFR Scoresheet (PDF, 9 pages, 108 kb, updated April 4, 2005) is now available. This document outlines possible decisions identified by BPA and/or other PFR participants that could reduce (or increase) BPA power costs in FY 2007 - 2009.  Electronic versions of technical workshop handouts are also temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue" for the April 5th "Fish & Wildlife Program" workshop and the April 6th "Risk Mitigation" workshop. These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 20 and April 19, 2005)Note: The handout for the Risk Mitigation workshop includes an April 1, 2005 cover letter from Paul Norman (PDF, 2 pages, 102 kb).

March 29, 2005 - Notes from March 15th Technical Workshop and March 16th Management Discussion:  The notes from the PFR Technical Workshop held on March 15, 2005 (PDF, 13 pages, 116 kb) and notes from the PFR Management Discussion held on March 16, 2005 (PDF, 15 pages, 123 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide summaries of the comments and other remarks shared at the meetings. They are not verbatim transcripts of all remarks.

March 28, 2005 - Q & A from January 25th and February 8th Workshops:  BPA's answers to questions raised at the January 25, 2005 Opening Workshop and February 8, 2005 Technical Workshop (Renewables) are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

March 21, 2005 (5:30 p.m.) - Notes from March 10th Technical Workshop:  The notes from the PFR Technical Workshop held on March 10, 2005 (PDF, 5 pages, 83 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

March 14, 2005 - PFR Scoresheet and PBL Decision Forums List:  An electronic version of the new PFR Scoresheet (PDF, 6 pages, 97 kb) is now available. This document outlines possible decisions identified by BPA and/or other PFR participants that could reduce (or increase) BPA power costs in FY 2007 - 2009.  Updated versions of the PFR Scoresheet will be posted periodically on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.  Also available today is the new list of Power Business Line (PBL) Decision Forums (PDF, 2 pages, 61 kb). This document outlines current PBL-related issues and the forums in which they will be decided.

March 10, 2005 (4:40 p.m.) - Handouts for March 16th Management Level Discussion:  Electronic versions of two handouts for the March 16th Management Level Discussion are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 23 and April 21, 2005).

March 10, 2005 (1:40 p.m.) - Handouts for March 17th Management Level Discussion:  Electronic versions of two handouts for the March 17th Management Level Discussion are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted May 17 & 20, 2005).

March 9, 2005 (5:35 p.m.) - Handouts for March 15th Technical Workshop:  Electronic versions of three handouts for the March 15th Technical Workshop are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 21, March 24, and May 16, 2005).

March 9, 2005 (5:10 p.m.) - Handouts for March 10th Technical Workshop:  Electronic versions of three handouts for the March 10th Technical Workshop are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 24, 2005).

March 9, 2005 (2:20 p.m.) - Notes from March 1st Technical Workshop:  The notes from the PFR Technical Workshop held on March 1, 2005 (PDF, 12 pages, 114 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

March 8, 2005 - Notes from February 23rd Management Level Discussion:  The notes from the PFR Management Level Discussion held on February 23, 2005 (PDF, 14 pages, 117 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

March 4, 2005 - PFR Schedule Changes:  As noted in the March 2nd announcement, the Power Function Review public comment period has been extended through May 20th.  BPA now expects to issue the draft closeout letter on May 2nd for public comment and the final closeout letter on June 15th.  Also, an additional 2-hour follow-up technical workshop has been scheduled on March 10th;  the technical workshop originally scheduled for April 20th has been moved to May 9th;  and the management level discussion originally scheduled for April 27th has been moved to May 16th.  For more information about these changes, see the updated PFR meeting schedule (PDF, 3 pages, 95 kb) issued today.

March 2, 2005 - Power Function Review Comment Period Extended to May 20th:  Senior Vice-President of the BPA Power Business Line, Paul Norman, today sent a letter to the Public Power Council (PPC) in response to the PPC's February 24th letter (PDF, 4 pages, 87 kb) on the Power Function Review process.  Included in today's letter (PDF, 2 pages, 114 kb) is an announcement that the Power Function Review public comment period has been extended through May 20, 2005. This extension will provide interested parties with an opportunity to review and comment on a draft of BPA's Power Function Review closeout letter. In addition, the April 20 technical workshop and April 27 management level discussion will be rescheduled for early May to allow time for parties to review the draft prior to holding close out discussions. Please check this site regularly for updates to the schedule.

March 1, 2005 (1:10 p.m.) - Additional Handout for Today's Technical Workshop:  An electronic version of the "Potential Opportunities for Change" handout for the March 1st Technical Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 24, 2005).

February 25, 2005 (3:45 p.m.) - Handouts for March 1st Technical Workshop:  Electronic versions of three handouts for the March 1st Technical Workshop are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 24, 2005).

February 25, 2005 (11 a.m.) - Notes from February 8th (Conservation and Renewables) Technical Workshop:  The notes from the Power Function Review Technical Workshop held on February 8, 2005 (PDF, 14 pages, 122 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

February 23, 2005 (9:00 a.m.) - Additional Handout for Today's Management Level Discussion:  An electronic version of the "Overview" handout for the February 23rd Management Level Discussion is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 9, 2005).

February 18, 2005 - Q & A from February 1st Technical Workshop:  BPA's answers to questions raised at the February 1, 2005 Technical Workshop are now available on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page.

February 17, 2005 - Handouts for February 23rd Management Level Discussion:  Electronic versions of three handouts for the February 23rd Management Level Discussion are temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". These documents will remain in the Queue until the handouts are officially-posted on the PFR Meetings and Workshops page (posted March 3 & 21, 2005).

February 16, 2005 (3 p.m.) - Notes from February 1st Technical Workshop:  The notes from the Power Function Review Technical Workshop held on February 1, 2005 (PDF, 10 pages, 97 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

February 3, 2005 (2 p.m.) - Notes from Opening Workshop:  The notes from the Power Function Review Opening Workshop held on January 25, 2005 (PDF, 10 pages, 39 kb) are now available. These notes are intended to provide a summary of the comments and other remarks shared at the meeting. They are not a verbatim transcript of all remarks.

February 3, 2005 (9:40 a.m.) - Conservation Program Packet for February 8th Technical Workshop:  An electronic version of the Conservation Program packet for the February 8th Technical Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted here (posted February 28, 2005).

February 2, 2005 (4:35 p.m.) - Renewables Program Packet for February 8th Technical Workshop:  An electronic version of the Renewables Program packet for the February 8th Technical Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted here (posted February 17, 2005).

January 31, 2005 (12:25 p.m.) - Revised Handout for February 1st Technical Workshop:  An electronic version of the revised handout for the February 1st Technical Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document replaces the previous version posted on January 26th and will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted here (posted February 3, 2005).

January 26, 2005 (7 p.m.) - Revised Schedule of Meetings:  An updated meeting schedule is now available for the Power Function Review. Please note the change in starting time for technical workshops, along with the addition of a technical workshop, and the change in dates and starting times for the management-level discussions. Please check this site regularly for any changes to the schedule and materials for upcoming meetings.  [Note: See March 4, 2005 announcement for latest version of the meeting schedule.]

January 26, 2005 (11:20 a.m.) - Handout for February 1st Technical Workshop:  An electronic version of the handout for the February 1st Technical Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted here (posted February 3, 2005).

January 24, 2005 (11:10 a.m.) - Handout for Tomorrow's Workshop:  An electronic version of the handout for the Power Function Review Opening Workshop is temporarily-available in the PFR document "Queue". This document will remain in the Queue until the handout is officially-posted here (posted February 8, 2005).

January 14, 2005 - Updated Schedule of Management-Level Discussions: An updated meeting schedule (PDF, 3 pages, 94 kb, updated January 26, 2005) is now available for the Power Function Review. Please note the additional dates and changes in times and location for the management-level discussions. Please check this site regularly - - including the new PFR Queue - - for any changes to the schedule and materials for upcoming meetings.

December 17, 2004 - Power Function Review Starts in January:  Senior Vice-President of the BPA Power Business Line, Paul Norman, today sent a letter (PDF, 3 pages, 121 kb) to customers, constituents and Tribes announcing the upcoming Power Function Review (PFR), which will begin January 25, 2005. The review will provide interested parties with opportunities to examine, understand and provide input on the cost projections that will form the basis for the FY 2007 wholesale power rate case. A public comment period will be open January 25, 2005 through April 29, 2005. Technical workshops, management discussions and regional public meetings have been scheduled throughout January - April. For more information, see the Power Function Review meeting schedule (PDF, 3 pages, 95 kb, updated March 4, 2005).

 
   

 
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