2009 Bulletin Index

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2009 Annual Network Economy Meeting

Posted on April 6, 1:28 p.m.

Pursuant to BCUC Order No. G-127-06, Appendix 1, the BCUC directed BCTC to convene annual Network Economy Meetings no later than June 1, 2009 to discuss, on a "without prejudice" basis issues arising with respect to the use of Network Economy. A standing agenda item for these meetings will be to review the use of, and continued requirement for, a different Trigger Price (as defined in Section 1, Attachment Q) for the November to February period.

Since adopting the new business practice, BCTC has received no complaint or comment from customers with regard to the use of Network Economy. Last year, BCTC customers and parties of the Settlement Agreement did not feel a meeting was necessary and on May 27, 2008, BCTC requested permission from the Commission to not hold a 2008 Network Economy Meeting.

BCTC is soliciting customer input for agenda items for the 2009 annual Network Economy Meeting. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 25, 2009.

Potential topics for the meeting include:

  • Trigger Price – the use of, and continued requirement for, a different Trigger Price for the November to February period;
  • Continued requirement of the annual Network Economy Meeting;
  • Issues identified by Customers and parties of the Settlement Agreement

Please advise Brenda.Ambrosi@bctc.com by April 22, 2009 of:

  1. Agenda items;
  2. Whether your organization will be participating in the Network Economy Meeting;
  3. Interest for an annual Network Economy Meeting. If there is no interest, BCTC will request the BCUC for the removal of this requirement. BCTC may file the customer responses that it receives with the BCUC.

Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this matter.


Extended Windows for Good Friday

Posted on April 3, 9:59 a.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 57 KB] for purchasing transmission for Good Friday, Friday, April 10, 2009.


Load Shedding RAS Under 5L71 and 5L72 Double Contingency for Mica Unit 6 Integration

Posted on March 17, 2:08 p.m.

The report describing the Load Shedding RAS Under 5L71 and 5L72 Double Contingency for Mica Unit 6 Integration [PDF, 53 KB] is available for your review.


Pre-schedule Contact Information for March 14

Posted on March 11, 3:35 p.m.

Please be advised that the pre-schedule contact information for March 14 will be as follows:

Telephone: 604 455 1768

Fax: 604 455 1912

BCTC thanks you for your cooperation regarding this matter and apologizes for any inconvenience it may cause.


New Subscription Functionality

Posted on February 25, 9:23 a.m.

BCTC is pleased to advise its customers that they can now subscribe to receive automatic notification when there are changes to Planned Transmission Outages and Generator Interconnection webpages.


Update to Business Practice 11 – Spinning and Contingency Reserves

Posted on February 11, 2:39 p.m.

To align with WECC Business Practices, BCTC has updated its Business Practice 11 [PDF, 716 KB]  regarding the scheduling of Spinning and Contingency Reserves. The eligibility requirements and terms and conditions for Spinning Reserve and Contingency Reserve are set out in Attachment R of the BCTC OATT.

BCTC has also corrected the Self-Supply Losses Example in Section 11.1 (i) [PDF, 716 KB] of the Business Practice and updated the contact information for the Real Time Office.


Extended Windows for Presidents Day

Posted on February 5, 2:10 p.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 59 KB] for purchasing transmission for Presidents Day, Monday, February 16, 2009.


Wheeling Loss Evaluation

Posted on January 29, 5:40 p.m.

Wheeling Loss Evaluation

BCTC is pleased to provide a sample wheeling loss evaluation for South Interior to Lower Mainland transfers [Doc, 142 KB].


Extended Windows for Martin Luther King Day

Posted on January 5, 4:55 p.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 57 KB] for purchasing transmission for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19, 2009.