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Transmission Business Practices
BPA's Transmission Business Practices provide customers with the information on how to conduct business with BPA. They are derived from the application of BPA's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and the Transmission and Ancillary Service Rate Schedules. The Business Practices inform BPA’s customers about policies and procedures related to obtaining BPA’s products and services. 
 

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​Business Practices Tariff/Rate Schedule Reference
​Acronyms and Glossary (6/12/19)

​Balancing Service Election for DERBS and VERBS - Version 5 (10/1/19)

Balancing Service Election for DERBS and VERBS - Version 4 (1/12/17)

Ancillary and Control Area Services
Balancing Services Resources Prequalification - Version 3

​I. Common Service Provisions

3. Ancillary Services

Billing Dispute Procedures (4/8/19)
​Committed Scheduling - Version 9 (4/1/19) Ancillary and Control Area Services
Conditional Firm Inventory Methodology - Version 4
Conditional Firm Transmission - Version 22 (4/12/19)
Contiguous Point(s) of Delivery - Version 2
Creditworthiness - Version 3

​I. Common Service Provisions

11. Creditworthiness

Customer Data Entry - Version 4

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Customer Supplied Generation Imbalance Pilot Program -

Version 4

Deferral Service (Extension for Commencement of Service) - Version 19 (5/10/19)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

15. Service Availability

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Dispatchable Energy Resource Balancing Service (DERBS) - Version 2
Dynamic Transfer Capability: Requesting and Awarding Access - Pilot - Version 8 (updated 12/13/17)
​Dynamic Transfer Limits Operating Procedures for Use of Upper and Lower Transfer Limits on BPA’s Transmission System - Version 2

Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements - Version 8 (updated 9/14/18)

Energy Imbalance Service - Version 11
Establishing Minimum Generation Levels and Maximum Ramp Rates for Oversupply Management - Retired on 3/5/18
Failure to Comply - Version 13
Generation Imbalance Service - Version 13
Generation Integration Services
GI Transmission Credits - Version 10
Large Generator Interconnection
​Large Generator Interconnection Advance Funding & Temporary Use of Interconnection Facilities
Line & Load Interconnection
Long-Term Firm Queue - Version 17 (6/1/19)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Netting Resources for Operational Controls of Balancing Reserves - Version 3
​​Network Integration (NT) Service - Version 8 (10/1/18)
Network Integration (NT) Transmission Service TSR Procedures - Version 2 (updated 2/6/18)
Network Open Season 2008 - Version 11

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

19. Additional Study Procedures for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service Requests

Network Open Season 2009 - Version 8

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

19. Additional Study Procedures for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service Requests

Network Open Season 2010 - Version 7

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

19. Additional Study Procedures for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service Requests

New Customer Application Process
OASIS Transfer of Transmission Service - Version 3
​On Demand Resource Scheduling - Version 10
Operating Reserves - Version 13 (10/1/18)
Oversupply Management Protocol - Version 8 (4/1/19)

​IV. Miscellaneous Provisions

36. Oversupply Management Protocol

Partial Long-Term Firm Service - Version 12 (6/1/19)
Preemption of Short-Term Requests and Reservations - Version 2
Real Power Loss Return - Version 14 V2 (updated 3/5/18)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

15. Service Availability

Redirects - Version 23 (3/14/18)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Redispatch & Curtailment - Version 12

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Requesting Transmission Service - Version 35 (3/14/18)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Resale of Transmission Service - Version 10

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

23. Sale or Assignment of Transmission Service

Reservation Agent - Version 3

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Reservation Priority - Version 10

I. Common Service Provisions

2. Renewal Procedures

II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Scheduling Agent - Version 3

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13.8 Scheduling of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Scheduling Transmission Service - Version 28

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Self-Supply of Balancing Services - Version 3
Simultaneous Submission Window Processing - Version 2

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Small Generator Interconnection
Transmission Credits for Non-GI Network Upgrades - Version 3
Transmission Customer Name Change Process - Version 1
Transmission Planning Process (Attachment K) - Version 1
TSR Procedures - Version 3 (3/14/18)
TSR Study and Expansion Process - Version 2

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Unauthorized Increase Charge - Version 2
Uncommitted Scheduling - Version 4 (4/1/19)