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Title: 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Direct Testimony.

Abstract

The purpose of our testimony is to sponsor the rate design portions of Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS), WP-07-E-BPA-05, and associated portions of the Wholesale Power Rate Schedules and GRSPs (WP-07-E-BPA-07). Our testimony is organized in eight sections. The first section outlines the purpose of our testimony. Section 2 describes BPA's Demand Rates, including subsections on the definition of the Demand Rate, the method for computing the Demand Rates, and differences from the currently effective WP-02 Demand Rate. Section 3 describes BPA's Load Variance Rate, with subsections on the definition and purpose of the Load Variance Rate, application of the Load Variance Rate, how the Load Variance Rate is calculated, and the differences from the WP-02 Load Variance Rate. Section 4 describes the steps involved in developing BPA's energy rates and differences from the WP-02 rate case. Section 5 discusses discontinuation of the Stepped Up Multi-Year Block Rate. Section 6 describes a minor change to the Unauthorized Increase Rates and the Excess Factoring Rates. Section 7 describes the Targeted Adjustment Charge. Section 8 addresses the Operating Reserves Credit.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Portland, OR
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
898390
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-3676
TRN: US200713%%174
DOE Contract Number:
WP-07-E-BPA-13
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Book 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DESIGN; SCHEDULES; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; Electric utilities - Northwest, Pacific - Rates

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United States. Bonneville Power Administration. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Direct Testimony.. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/898390.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Direct Testimony.. United States. doi:10.2172/898390.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Tue . "2007 Wholesale Power Rate Case Initial Proposal : Direct Testimony.". United States. doi:10.2172/898390. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/898390.
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  • The purpose of this testimony is to provide the context and background to the financial and risk policy objectives for BPA's WP-07 Initial Proposal. The testimony contains eight sections. The first is this introduction. Section 2 provides background regarding BPA's Subscription Strategy and the Subscription contracts to which the WP-07 rates will apply. Section 3 describes the financial policy objectives considered when establishing the WP-07 rates. Section 4 describes BPA's risk profile, the risk mitigation tools used in prior rate periods, those proposed here, and additional tools under consideration for the FY 2007-2009 rate period. Section 5 describes financial policymore » directives and decisions that have shaped the WP-07 Initial Proposal. Section 6 describes the uncertainties of the current litigation regarding the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion and how it is addressed in this proposal. Section 7 briefly discusses the risk mitigation package in the WP-07 Initial Proposal. Finally, Section 8 describes some liquidity tools that may be incorporated into final studies if circumstances allow.« less
  • This schedule is available for the contract purchase of Firm Power to be used within the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Priority Firm (PF) Power may be purchased by public bodies, cooperatives, and Federal agencies for resale to ultimate consumers, for direct consumption, and for Construction, Test and Start-Up, and Station Service. Rates in this schedule are in effect beginning October 1, 2006, and apply to purchases under requirements Firm Power sales contracts for a three-year period. The Slice Product is only available for public bodies and cooperatives who have signed Slice contracts for the FY 2002-2011 period. Utilities participating in themore » Residential Exchange Program (REP) under Section 5(c) of the Northwest Power Act may purchase Priority Firm Power pursuant to the Residential Exchange Program. Rates under contracts that contain charges that escalate based on BPA's Priority Firm Power rates shall be based on the three-year rates listed in this rate schedule in addition to applicable transmission charges. This rate schedule supersedes the PF-02 rate schedule, which went into effect October 1, 2001. Sales under the PF-07 rate schedule are subject to BPA's 2007 General Rate Schedule Provisions (2007 GRSPs). Products available under this rate schedule are defined in the 2007 GRSPs. For sales under this rate schedule, bills shall be rendered and payments due pursuant to BPA's 2007 GRSPs and billing process.« less
  • The Documentation for Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS) shows the details of the calculation of the proposed rates. It contains the source data, the calculation, and the results. Section 1 contains an overview of the information used and developed in the various models used in the rate development process. Section 2 contains the documentation of the Rate Analysis Model (RAM2007). The RAM2007 is a group of computer applications that performs most of the computations that determine BPA's proposed rates. The output tables of RAM2007 show the source data, calculations (in sequence), and the results (rate charges) of the ratemore » development process. Section 3 provides documentation of revenue forecasts for the 3-year rate test period FY 2007 through FY 2009 at both current and proposed rates and at current rates for the period immediately preceding the rate test period. Section 4 includes supporting data for rate calculations not performed in RAM2007 or revenue analyses. Each section draws data from difference sources and thus tables and/or charts are not always numbered in sequence. For purposes of this document, omitted tables will be listed as such in the Table of Contents.« less
  • The Documentation for Wholesale Power Rate Development Study (WPRDS) shows the details of the calculation of the proposed rates. It contains the source data, the calculation, and the results. Section 1 contains an overview of the information used and developed in the various models used in the rate development process. Section 2 contains the documentation of the Rate Analysis Model (RAM2007). The RAM2007 is a group of computer applications that performs most of the computations that determine BPA's proposed rates. The output tables of RAM2007 show the source data, calculations (in sequence), and the results (rate charges) of the ratemore » development process. Section 3 provides documentation of revenue forecasts for the 3-year rate test period FY 2007 through FY 2009 at both current and proposed rates and at current rates for the period immediately preceding the rate test period. Section 4 includes supporting data for rate calculations not performed in RAM2007 or revenue analyses. Each section draws data from difference sources and thus tables and/or charts are not always numbered in sequence. For purposes of this document, omitted tables will be listed as such in the Table of Contents.« less