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  • Attachment 1: Hot Springs FAQ

  • Attachment 2: Capacity Management Procedures Agreement

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  • Balancing Reserves

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    Posted 6/26/2017: webTrans Upgrade 6/27/2017
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon Tuesday, June 27. There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 6/22/2017: Completion of BPAT Systems Update
    BPAT has completed the update of its Available Flowgate Capabilities. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 6/22/2017: BPAT Systems Update Reminder
    On 06/22/2017, BPA Transmission Services will be preparing for the release of the August 2017 Base Case. All changes will be effective August 1, 2017 at 00:00 PPT. A follow-up message will be sent after the Base Case process is complete. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 6/14/2017: BPAT Systems Update
    On 06/22/2017, BPA Transmission Services will be preparing for the release of the August 2017 Base Case. All changes will be effective August 1, 2017 at 00:00 PPT. A follow-up message will be sent after the Base Case process is complete. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Updated 6/20/2017: Upcoming BPAT Systems Maintenance Events
    BPAT's e-Tag and OASIS software vendor will be performing network maintenance during the following days/times. There may be short periods of network disruptions during these maintenance events. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause:

    Day Time
    June 27, 2017 17:00 - 18:00 PPT
    June 20, 2017 - Cancelled 17:00 - 18:00 PPT
    March 21, 2017 17:00 - 18:00 PPT
    February 21, 2017 17:00 - 18:00 PPT

    Posted 6/19/2017: Tag Validation For Ramp Duration
    On July 12, 2017, BPAT will turn on a tag validation functionality, Ramp Duration validation, to enforce the ramp duration on all e-tag requests. BPAT expects the following for the Start Ramp Duration and Stop Ramp Duration on e-Tags.

    1. Customers will use Start Ramp duration of 20 minutes for tag requests with start time at the top of the hours and Stop Ramp duration of 20 minutes for tag requests with stop time at the end of the hour. A null value (blank) for Start Ramp duration and Stop Ramp duration is acceptable.
    2. Customers will use Start Ramp duration of 10 minutes for tag requests with start time not at the top of the hour and Stop Ramp duration of 10 minutes for tag requests with stop time not at the end of the hour. A null value (blank) for Start Ramp duration and Stop Ramp duration is acceptable.
    3. It is acceptable for Capacity e-Tag market level profile adjustment request and Recallable e-Tag market level profile adjustment request to have Start Ramp duration of zero (0) minutes.
    4. It is acceptable that customer use Null value (blank) as a default value for scenarios a, b, and c above.
    5. If an E-tag fails to follow one or more of the ramp duration requirements above, the tag will be denied with “Invalid Ramp Duration” as the denial reason.
    Send questions to techforum@bpa.gov.

    For the most up-to-date calendar of events, please visit the BPA Event Calendar.

    Posted 6/16/2017: webSmartTag Release 1.5
    On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartTag Release 1.5 to Production webSmartTag. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 6/16/2017: webSmartOasis Release 1.2.9
    On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:10 AM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartOasis Release 1.2.9 to Production webSmartOasis. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 6/5/2017: webTrans Upgrade 6/6/2017
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon Tuesday, June 6. There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 5/31/2017: Completion of the 2016 Cluster Study
    BPA Transmission is announcing the completion of the 2016 Cluster Study. Results of the cluster study are expected to be reviewed with customers on June 14, 2017 at the Rates Hearing Room as part of an all-day meeting to review numerous transmission updates. Please visit the BPA Event Calendar for the most up-to-date calendar of events.

    Posted 5/25/2017: webSmartTag Release 1.4
    On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartTag Release 1.4 to Production webSmartTag. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 5/23/2017: Completion of BPAT Systems Update
    BPAT has completed the update of its Available Flowgate Capabilities. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 5/23/2017: BPAT Systems Update Reminder
    On 05/23/2017, BPA Transmission Services will be preparing for the release of the June 2017 Base Case. All changes will be effective June 1, 2017 at 00:00 PPT. A follow-up message will be sent after the Base Case process is complete. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 5/16/2017: BPAT Systems Update
    On 05/23/2017, from approximately 15:00 PPT to 18:00 PPT, BPA Transmission Services will be preparing for the release of the June 2017 Base Case. All changes will be effective June 1, 2017 at 00:00 PPT. Follow-up messages will be sent before and after the Base Case process is complete. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 5/12/2017: webSmartOasis release 1.2.8
    On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:10 AM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartOasis Release 1.2.8 to Production webSmartOasis. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 5/1/2017: webTrans Upgrade 5/2/2017
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon Tuesday, May 2. There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 3/27/2017: webTrans Upgrade 03/28/2017
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon Tuesday, March 28. There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 3/23/2017: Completion of BPAT Systems Update
    BPAT has completed the update of its Available Flowgate Capabilities. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 3/23/2017: Reminder of BPAT Systems Update
    On 03/23/2017, from approximately 15:00 PPT to 18:00 PPT, BPA Transmission Services will be preparing for the release of the May 2017 Base Case. All changes will be effective April 1, 2017 at 00:00 PPT. Thank you for your patience during this process.

    Posted 3/16/2017: BPAT Systems Update
    On 03/23/2017, from approximately 15:00 PPT to 18:00 PPT, BPA Transmission Services will be preparing for the release of the May 2017 Base Case. All changes will be effective April 1, 2017 at 00:00 PPT. Follow-up messages will be sent before and after the process is completed.

    Posted 3/20/2017: webSmartOasis Release 1.2.7
    On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:10 AM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartOasis Release 1.2.7 to Production webSmartOasis. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 3/14/2017: webSmartTag Release 1.3
    On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartTag Release 1.3 to Production webSmartTag. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 3/13/2017: webTrans Upgrade 03/14/2017
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon Tuesday, March 14. There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 3/8/2017: Reminder: Reserving & Scheduling Transmission over the Time Change
    Effective March 12, 2017 at 0200 Pacific Prevailing Time, BPA Transmission Services will set all clocks to Pacific Daylight Saving Time (Advanced Standard Time). For more information concerning how to submit transmission requests and e-Tags that span the time change, see the Return to Daylight Saving Time bulletin posted on the Transmission Services external website page.

    Posted 2/24/2017: Reserving & Scheduling Transmission over the Time Change
    Effective March 12, 2017 at 0200 Pacific Prevailing Time, BPA Transmission Services will set all clocks to Pacific Daylight Saving Time (Advanced Standard Time). For more information concerning how to submit transmission requests and e-Tags that span the time change, see the Return to Daylight Saving Time bulletin posted on the Transmission Services external website page.

    Posted 3/6/2017: webTrans/webScheduler Upgrade
    OATI will be deploying a minor change to BPAT Production webTrans/webScheduler starting at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, March 7th). There should be no delay in tag and TSR processing.

    This change allows customers to enter Maximum Generation and Minimum Generation data via the Ancillary Services XML APIs up to 7 days in the future. Please refer to the BPAT Scheduling Business Practices for more detail.

    Posted 2/27/2017: webTrans Upgrade 02/28/2017
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans/webScheduler starting at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, February 28). There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted.

    In addition, we will also be deploying the ability to enter new data via the Customer Data Entry (CDE) Plant Deviation screen in order to help facilitate Peak’s request for additional reporting of Maximum Generation and Hourly Unit Commitment data. This new functionality will be made available for customer use via the CDE User Interface as of 08:00am PST on March 1st. Please refer to the BPAT Schedule Business Practices for more details. However, the ability to alternately enter this new data via the Ancillary Services XML interface will not be available until possibly sometime early next week. Once we are able to set a solid date and time for the additional XML related patch to our Production systems, we will send out the details in a separate communication at that time.

    Posted 2/24/2017: webSmartOasis Release 1.2.6
    On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8:10 AM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartOasis Release 1.2.6 to Production webSmartOasis. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 1/30/2017: Notice of Extension of 2016 Cluster Study
    Bonneville Power Administration is providing notice that it is extending the date for completion of the 2016 Cluster Study until May 31, 2017.

    The Administrator has not yet made a decision about the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, a proposed 500-kV transmission line between the areas near Castle Rock, Washington and Troutdale, Oregon. Due to the overlapping commercial impacts affected by this project, BPA is extending the cluster study results to May 31. More information on the I-5 project can be found at www.bpa.gov/goto/I-5.

    BPA will host a customer meeting this spring to provide an update and next steps on the TSR Study and Expansion Process. For immediate questions, please contact your transmission account executive or send an email to techforum@bpa.gov with "2016 Cluster Study Extension" in the subject line.

    Posted 1/19/2017: webSmartOasis Release 1.2.5
    On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 8:10 AM PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartOasis Release 1.2.5 to Production webSmartOasis. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 1/13/2017: webTrans Upgrade
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon Tuesday, Jan 17. There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 1/3/2017: NITS Enabled
    BPAT is enabling NITS on OASIS on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, and uploading existing customer information. However, BPAT is asking all customers to please refrain from entering any new data on NITS until March 1, 2017. If your information reveals any deficiencies please contact your Account Executive.

    Posted 12/12/2016: webTrans Upgrade
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec 13). There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 12/5/2016: webSmartOASIS 1.2.4 Release
    On December 7, 2016 at 8:10 am PPT, OATI will be applying the webSmartOasis Release 1.2.4 to Production webSmartOasis. These changes will not require any system outage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or call OATI Support at 763-201-2020.

    Posted 11/14/2016: webTrans Upgrade
    OATI will be deploying a change to BPAT Production webTrans starting at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15). There may be a short delay of up to 10 minutes in tag and TSR processing between 12:00 pm PPT and 12:30 pm PPT as certain programs are restarted. The deployment of the change should be transparent to CDE users.

    Posted 5/17/2016: Advance Notice of 2016 Cluster Study
    Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Services (BPAT) is providing advance notice of its intent to perform a Cluster Study of certain transmission service requests (TSRs) over the Network portion of the Federal Columbia River Transmission System.

    Reposted 1/25/2016 (Originally posted 06/17/10-10/3/2014): Transmission Service Requests Redirect Issues
    Multiple redirect Transmission Service Requests (TSRs) submitted with the same related ref # (parent) and at approximately the same queue time may result in one of two situations that can be problematic. More Information

    Posted 10/1/2015: Operational Controls for Balancing Reserves
    As of October 1, 2015, the curtailment e-Tag Reason/Comment (for balancing reserve curtailments) will be: OCBR - Exceeding Reserve Threshold (Level X) [curtailment id].

    Posted 9/25/2015: Point-to-Point Short Distance Discount (SDD) Correction
    BPA provided PTP SDD discounts in error and will be seeking to recover the amounts of unwarranted discounts from affected customers. Click here for more information.

    Posted 7/24/2015: NITS Version 2.0 (WEQ 002-5.10.3)
    The new NITS Version 2.0 WEQ Standard will be fully implemented on the BPAT OASIS no later than April 24, 2016. In order to meet this implementation deadline, BPAT will be taking the following steps to fully implement the new standards:

    1. By October 24, 2015, BPAT will provide each existing NT customer specific information that BPAT intends to post on OASIS in the Version 2.0 NITS templates.
    2. BPAT NT customers will have 3 months to review the data and coordinate with BPAT to resolve any issues. Customer review and issue resolution must be completed by January 24, 2016.
    3. All NITS data will be posted to the Version 2.0 NITS templates by March 24, 2016.
    4. BPAT will enable all Version 2.0 NITS templates and functionality by April 24, 2016.
    5. Training will be provided in the spring of 2016. BPAT will provide instructions and/or procedures for navigating NITS 2.0 on OASIS at the time of training.

    If you have questions, please e-mail nits@bpa.gov.

    Posted 6/10/2015: SE Idaho Load Update
    BPA has an update on the option that was identified as its top priority for service to customer loads in Southeast Idaho. Please see the update for additional information.

    Posted 5/2/14: Effective Immediately - OASIS Reservation Points Suspended
    Until further notice, BPA Transmission Services (BPAT) is suspending use of the following OASIS reservation points in the long-term market as a "source" for new long-term original transmission service requests on BPA's system:

    • RKYRCH230
    • RKYRCH230MIDCR
    • VALHALA115
    • VALHALA115DOPD
    • VALHALA115MIDC

    During this time, BPAT will invalidate original long-term requests submitted using these points as a source. BPAT will continue processing redirect, reassignment and rollover requests identifying one of these points as a source when the parent reservation uses the point as a source.

    BPA does not currently have the ability to provide additional long-term service from these points and needs to further consider the policies and agreements regarding service at these points before it can accept additional original long-term requests. BPAT is evaluating potential solutions. Once BPAT implements a solution, it will issue another notice that customers can again submit long-term requests using these points as a source.

    Other Mid-Columbia area points, including the points associated with the Columbia, Sickler, Vantage, and Midway substations, remain available for use as a source. If you have any questions, please contact the Reservation Desk at (360) 418-8499.

    Posted 4/2/14: Transmission Reassignment Reporting Requirement
    This notice serves as a reminder to transmission customers of the obligation to accurately report information associated with transmission capacity reassignments, including but not limited to pricing information, on BPA's Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS). Customers reassigning transmission scheduling rights (Resellers) are required to report all reassignments on BPA's OASIS as per section 23.3 of BPA's tariff and section A.2 of BPA's Resale of Transmission Service Business Practice, v.10. Failure to report this information accurately can potentially lead to criminal sanctions under 18 U.S.C. § 1001, which makes it a crime for any person knowingly and willingly to make to any Agency or Department of the United States any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements.

    Pursuant to section 220 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. § 824t, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) Order No. 768, BPA will begin filing capacity reassignment information in Electric Quarterly Reports (EQR) with the Commission in April of 2014. BPA will not be responsible for the accuracy of the information. If the Commission has questions regarding the accuracy of the information reported by the Reseller on BPA's OASIS, BPA will refer the Commission to the Reseller.

    Posted 2/13/14: Update: Invalid Reservation Points for Transmission Service Requests on BPA Network
    BPAT deactivated the USCNDNBDRE230, NELWAY230, and WANETA230 points in OASIS on 02/12/2014. BPAT may reactivate these points, as needed, to modify how it models and reserves capacity for the Canadian Entitlement Return obligation required under the Columbia River Treaty. Customers may continue to use USCNDNBDRW500 and USCNDNBDRCNTGS for requesting transmission service on the west side of the Northern Intertie. If you have any questions, please contact the Reservation Desk at (360) 418-8499.

    Originally Posted 5/16/13: Reminder: Invalid Reservation Points for Transmission Service Requests on BPA Network
    BPA Transmission Services (BPAT) would like to remind its customers that on August 10, 2010, BPAT posted a notice on its OASIS that the following points are not valid reservation points for transmission service on its OASIS:

    • USCNDNBDRE230
    • NELWAY230
    • WANETA230

    BPAT reminds customers that any new requests for service using these points will be deemed INVALID by BPAT. Customers may continue to use USCNDNBDRW500 and USCNDNBDRCNTGS for requesting transmission service on the west side of the Northern Intertie. If you have any questions, please contact the Reservation Desk at (360) 418-8499.

    Posted 11/14/12: SE Idaho Load Service Update
    BPA has an update on the option that was identified as its top priority for service to customer loads in Southeast Idaho. Please see the update for additional information.

         


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