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FERC Standards of Conduct

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 Helpline: 503-230-4677
Chief Compliance Officer
Tom McDonald
Chief Compliance Officer
Agency Compliance & Governance
SOC Hotline: 503-230-4677
Mailing address:
    Tom McDonald
    Bonneville Power Administration
    PO Box 3621 
    Portland, OR 97208-3621 
Written Procedures for Implementation
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
TFE Job Descriptions
Voluntary Consents
View the list of voluntary consents that BPA has received from its customers.
Information Disclosures
Information Disclosure postings provide supporting documentation of Inadvertent Disclosures and other SOC notices posted in BPAT's webOASIS.
There are no postings at this time.
​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. There are no postings at this time.
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.
Page last updated 12/30/2015
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