2009 May - August

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May - August

Extended Windows for Labour Day

Posted on August 18, 2:10 p.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 72 KB] for purchasing transmission for Labour Day occuring on Monday, September 7, 2009.


OASIS Processes Turned Back On

Posted on August 14, 10:40 a.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on August 14, 2009 at 09:53, all OASIS processes have been turned on effective immediately as we have resolved the operator error in Preschedule. We apologize for the inconvenience.


OASIS Processes Turned Off

Posted on August 14, 9:53 a.m.

All OASIS processes are turned off effective immediately, in order to resolve operator error in Preschedule. We will post another bulletin once error is resolved.


NE Economic Test Results – July 29 and 30

Posted on July 28, 11:26 a.m.


BCTC identified that the Network Economy Economic Test Results [XLS, 15 KB] were not posted for July 30. Therefore, we are posting the results for July 29 again, as well as July 30. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Extended Windows for August New Month

Posted on July 28, 11:26 a.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 72 KB] for purchasing transmission for the August New Month occuring on Saturday, August 1, 2009.


OASIS Outage Over

Posted on July 23, 4:44 p.m.

The OASIS outage is over effective immediately. Please revert to normal operating procedures. Thank you for patience regarding this matter.


OASIS Outage – July 23, 2009

Posted on July 23, 3:22 p.m.

Effective immediately please revert to OASIS backup procedures. Please refer to section 13 of the BCTC Business Practices. Please contact Brenda Ambrosi with any queries you may have.


System Impact Study for LTPTP Requests on the AESO – BPAT and the BCTC - BPAT Paths Revised

Posted on July 21, 4:28 p.m.

System Impact Study Report No. SPPA2009-106 published at 3:43pm of May 15, 2009 is being re-posted due to a misapplication of data that led to portions of the ATC calculations being incorrect. The revised report ( System Impact Study Report No. SPPA2009-106 Revision 1 [PDF, 74KB]  ) has made changes to Sections 5B-2 and 5B-3 to contain the correct ATC information. In addition, Section 5C is being revised to clarify the status of the 5L83 project. As this project is currently under regulatory proceedings, the transfer capacity created by 5L83 is not being considered as available in this study report.


Scheduling System Outage July 26, 2009 – New Time 18:00 - 22:00

Posted on July 21, 3:44 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on July 15, 2009, BCTC hereby advises its customers that there has been a change in the time of the outage on July 26, 2009 from 19:00 – 23:00 PPT to 18:00 – 22:00 PPT. Again, we ask customers to schedule around this 18:00 – 22:00 PPT outage period. Please direct your queries to Brenda Ambrosi.


Scheduling System Outage – July 26, 2009 from 19:00 - 23:00

Posted on July 15, 10:46 a.m.

On July 26, 2009, there will be an outage to BCTC's Scheduling System from 19:00 - 23:00 due to an information technology infrastructure reconfiguration. Therefore, we ask customers to schedule around this outage period. Please refer Business Practice Section 13.4 [PDF, 401 KB] for further detail regarding back-up procedures. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please direct queries to Brenda Ambrosi.


Extended Windows for Independence Day

Posted on June 26, 1:14 p.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 62 KB] for purchasing transmission for Independence Day observed on Friday, July 3, 2009.


SGIP Interconnection Facilities Study Change In Billing Practices

Posted on June 26, 10:18 a.m.

As of July 1, 2009, pursuant to Section 8.2 of the SGIP (Attachment M of BCTC’s Open Access Transmission Tariff), BCTC will bill monthly for Interconnection Facilities Studies. Please direct queries to BCTC.Interconnection@bctc.com.


Northern Regional Study Posted

Posted on June 25, 7:47 a.m.

BCTC is pleased to post the Peace Region Load Serving Capability Study [XLS, 177 KB].


Network Economy 2009 Annual Report

Posted on June 10, 4:59 p.m.

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), in its Letter L-32-09, directed BCTC to post a 2009 Network Economy Annual Report on its website by May 29, 2009 and to file the report with the BCUC within 2 weeks of posting. BCTC posted the 2009 Network Economy Annual Report on May 29, 2009 and invited comments on the report by June 5, 2009. No comments were received. BCTC has now filed the 2009 Network Economy Annual Report with the BCUC.


Network Economy 2009 Annual Report

Posted on May 29, 4:29 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on May 13, 2009 BCTC is pleased to post for comment the Network Economy 2009 Annual Report [PDF, 1.8 MB]. Please provide comments to Brenda Ambrosi by end of day June 5, 2009. BCTC will submit, to the Commission, the Annual Report, customer comments and BCTC's response to these comments by June 12, 2009.


Extended Windows for the New Month

Posted on May 22, 7:52 a.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 62 KB] for purchasing transmission for the New Month, Monday, June 1, 2009.


System Impact Study for LTPTP request on the LM – BPAT Path

Posted on May 15, 3:48 p.m.

The System Impact Study for LTPTP request on the LM to BPAT Path [PDF, 40 KB] is now available. Please click on the link to view the report.


System Impact Study for LTPTP requests on the AESO to BPAT and BCTC to BPAT Paths

Posted on May 15, 3:43 p.m.

The System Impact Study for LTPTP requests on the AESO to BPAT and the BCTC to BPAT Paths [PDF, 260 KB] is now available. Please click on the link to view the report.


Extended Windows for Memorial Day

Posted on May 14, 11:20 a.m.

BCTC is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 62 KB] for purchasing transmission for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2009.


2009 Annual Network Economy Meeting

Posted on May 13, 5:48 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on May 5, BCTC confirms that it has not received additional feedback from customers regarding the Annual Network Economy Meeting. Therefore, as set out in the previously-mentioned bulletin, BCTC will apply to the BC Utilities Commission to not hold the Network Economy Annual Meeting this year and to instead post an annual Network Economy report by May 29, 2009, in lieu of holding the meeting. The next meeting is to occur by June 1, 2010 as per the Settlement Agreement.


2009 Annual Network Economy Meeting

Posted on May 5, 11:14 a.m.

Further to the bulletin posted April 6, 2009, BCTC received one customer response. This customer suggested that this year's meeting may not be necessary if BCTC prepares an annual Network Economy report showing trends and statistics along with explanations for the figures. This customer also asked that the requirement for an annual meeting remain in place.

Due to the lack of interest for an annual meeting this year, BCTC will post an annual Network Economy report by May 29, 2009, in lieu of holding a meeting. Unless you advise to the contrary to Brenda Ambrosi by May 12, 2009, BCTC will advise the BC Utilities Commission that the parties agree not to hold the Network Economy Annual Meeting this year, with the next one to occur by June 1, 2010 as per the Settlement Agreement.

Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this matter.