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​Comments and Responses

​The development of business practices includes a public review of newly proposed business practices as well as changes to existing business practices. This page contains documents that are currently open for public comment, those that have been posted as final with BPA Transmission Services' responses to comments, and those that have been proposed and withdrawn.

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Bonneville Power Administration
Transmission Business Practices (TSBP)
PO Box 3621
Portland OR 97208-3621
 
For communications regarding the submission or completion of a business practice request or the comment process, call 833-272-8927.
 
A form is not required to submit comments on a business practice currently out for comment. Submit comments via email to techforum@bpa.gov with a reference to the business practice name in the Subject line.

​​​Business Practices Currently Out for Comment

Business Practice Out For Comment ​Comment Period ​Redline Comments Received
Clean Draft - Committed Scheduling, Version 10 ​The comment period closed Sept. 3, 2019 Redline - Committed Scheduling, Version 10
Clean Draft - Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 5 ​The comment period closed Sept 3, 2019 Redline - Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 10

Clean Draft - Unauthorized Increase Charge, Version 3

Presentation Materials for Sept. 24, 2019 Customer Conference Call

​The comment period closed Aug. 20, 2019 Redline - Unauthorized Increase Charge, Version 3 Comments
​Draft - Surplus Interconnection, Version 1 ​The comment period closed Aug. 26, 2019 ​New business practice Comments
​Clean Draft - Small Generator Interconnection, Version 5 ​The comment period closed Aug. 26, 2019 ​Redline - Small Generator Interconnection, Version 5
Clean Draft - Large Generator Interconnection, Version 10 ​The comment period closed Aug. 26, 2019 ​Redline - Large Generator Interconnection, Version 10
​Redline posting only ​Informational to support balancing service elections

Committed Scheduling, Version 08​

​Redline posting only ​Informational to support balancing service elections ​Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 03

 

​Final Business Practices & BPA Responses to Customer Comments

All business practices in this list have been updated and are final.

​​Final Business Practice Comment Response

Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 9 (9/16/19)

Redline - Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 9

Response to Comments - Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 9

TSR Study and Expansion process, Version 3 (8/31/19)

Redline - TSR Study and Expansion Process, Version 3

Response to Comments - TSR Study and Expansion Process, Version 3​

Redispatch and Curtailment Procedures, Version 13 (10/1/19)

Redline - Redispatch and Curtailment Procedures, Version 13

​No comments were received

Available Transfer Capability (ATC) Methodologies for the Planning Time Period, Version 15 (7/24/19)

Redline - Available Transfer Capability (ATC) Methodologies for the Planning Time Period, Version 15

Response to Comments - Available Transfer Capability (ATC) Methodologies for the Planning Time Period, Version 15

Network Integration (NT) Transmission Service, Version 9 (7/9/19)

Redline - Network Integration (NT) Transmission Service, Version 9

Response to Comments - Network Integration (NT) Transmission Service, Version 9

Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 23 (6/25/19)

​Redline - Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 23

Response to Comments - Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 23

​Requesting Transmission Service, Version 36 (6/24/19)

​Redline - Requesting Transmission Service, Version 36

​Response to Comments - Requesting Transmission Service, Version 36

Long-Term Firm Queue, Version 17 (6/1/19)

​​Redline - Long-Term Firm Queue, Version 17

​No comments were received

Partial Long-Term Firm Service, Version 12 (6/1/19)

​Redline - Partial Long-Term Firm Service, Version 12

​No comments were received

Balancing Service Election for DERBS and VERBS, Version 5 (5/24/19)

Redline - Balancing Service Election for DERBS and VERBS, Version 5

Response to Comments - Balancing Service Election for DERBS and VERBS, Version 5

Deferral Service, Version 19 (5/10/19)

Redline - Deferral Service, Version 19

​No comments were received

Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 22 (4/12/19)

Redline - Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 22

​Response to Comments - Conditional Firm Transmission Service, Version 22
​​Billing Dispute Procedures, Version 1 (4/8/19) ​Response to Comments - Billing Dispute Procedures, Version 1

​Oversupply Management Protocol, Version 8 (4/1/19)

Redline - Oversupply Management Protocol, Version 8

​No comments were received

Committed Scheduling, Version 9 (4/1/19)

Redline - Committed Scheduling, Version 9

​No comments were received

Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 4 (4/1/19)

Redline - Uncommitted Scheduling, Version 4

​No comments were received

Operation Reserves, Version 13 (10/1/18)

No Redline due to extensive changes made for clarity

No comments were received

Network Integration (NT) Service, Version 8 (10/1/18)

Redline - Network Integration Transmission Service, Version 08

No comments were received​​

Scheduling Transmission Service, Version 28 (9/25/18)

Scheduling Transmission Service, Version 28 (Redline)

 

No comments were received

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

Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements, Version 8 (Redline)

​No comments were received

For more information on the update, see the Increasing Dynamic Transfer Capacity on NW AC Intertie from 400 MW to 600 MW paper.

​Long-Term Firm Queue, Version 16 (9/04/18)

Long-Term Firm Queue, Version 16 (Redline)

​Response to customer comments for Long-Term Firm Queue, Version 16