2011 Bulletin Index

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Our Transmission Scheduling bulletins for 2011 are listed below. Select another year to the right to view bulletins from the archive.

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January - April

Title Bulletin Date
Extended Windows for Good Friday April 15, 3:25 p.m.
NE Test Results - April 5, 2011 April 4, 7:42 a.m.
BC Hydro F12-F14 Revenue Requirements Application including Proposed Changes to OATT Rates - UPDATE March 29, 8:40 a.m.
NE Test Results - March 30, 2011 March 29, 7:48 a.m.
NE Test Results - March 29, 2011 March 28, 8:06 a.m.
Conditional Firm Service Business Practice March 10, 5:15 p.m.
BC Hydro F12-F14 Revenue Requirements Application including Proposed Change to OATT Rates March 9, 1:52 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) - Response to Customer Comments March 8, 5:14 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) - Update March 7, 5:06 p.m.
NE Test Results - March 3, 2011 March 1, 5:16 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service Business Practices – Customer Comments February 24, 4:09 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP) – Section 4 Clarification February 16, 3:10 p.m.
Long Term PTP Transmission Queue Update February 15, 2:50 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practices (BP) February 9, 1:45 p.m.
Extended Windows for Presidents' Day February 9, 2:10 p.m.
NE Test Results - February 10, 2011 February 9, 9:17 a.m.
Loss Compensation Extension February 2, 9:37 a.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP) Revised February 1, 3:29 p.m.
Long Term PTP Transmission Queue January 27, 3:12 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP) January 21, 1:46 p.m.
NE Economic Test Results - Jan 14-17, 2011 January 13, 8:52 a.m.
Extended Windows for Martin Luther King Day January 10, 2:59 p.m.
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP) January 5, 3:27 p.m.
Counterflow ATC Issue – Resolved January 5, 11:48 a.m.


Extended Windows for Good Friday

Posted on April 15, 3:25 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 52 KB] for purchasing transmission for Good Friday, April 22, 2011.


NE Test Results – April 5, 2011

Posted on April 4, 7:42 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 25 KB] for April 5, 2011. Therefore we are posting the results for April 5, 2011, to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


BC Hydro F12 – F14 Revenue Requirements Application including Proposed Changes to OATT Rates – UPDATE

Posted on March 29, 8:40 a.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on March 9 at 1:52 pm, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) via Order No.G-61-11 [PDF, 316 KB] has suspended interim rates until further Order of the Commission following the April 8, 2011 Procedural Conference.


NE Test Results – March 30, 2011

Posted on March 29, 7:48 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 25 KB] for March 30, 2011. Therefore we are posting the results for March 30th, to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


NE Test Results – March 29, 2011

Posted on March 28, 8:06 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 25 KB] for March 29, 2011. Therefore we are posting the results for March 29th, to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


Conditional Firm Service Business Practice

Posted on March 10, 5:15 p.m.

BC Hydro has elected to adopt Option 1 and is pleased to post the final Conditional Firm Service Business Practice [PDF, 199 KB] along with a revised Processing of Long Term Firm Point-to-Point Transmission Requests Business Practice [PDF, 153 KB].


BC Hydro F12 – F14 Revenue Requirements Application including Proposed Change to OATT Rates

Posted on March 9, 1:52 p.m.

As directed by British Columbia Utilities Commission Order No. G-40-11 BC Hydro is to notify its OATT customers of the F12-F14 Revenue Requirements Application and proposed change in OATT rates.

The application may be viewed here.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) – Response to Customer Comments

Posted on March 8, 5:14 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on March 7, BC Hydro is pleased to post its response [PDF, 22 KB] to customers comments on CFS.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) – Update

Posted on March 7, 5:06 p.m.

In light of the substantial comments received by customers arising as a result of the CFS Workshop held on February 4, BC Hydro is deferring the posting of its responses to allow sufficient time to fully consider all of the comments. BC Hydro will post its responses as soon as possible.


NE Test Results – March 3, 2011

Posted on March 1, 5:16 p.m.

BC Hydro has been experiencing technical difficulties which may impact the posting of the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 25 KB] for March 3, 2011. Therefore, we are posting the results for March 3, 2011 in advance to lessen the inconvenience to customers in the event the results do not post as scheduled.


Conditional Firm Service Business Practices – Customer Comments

Posted on February 24, 4:09 p.m.

On February 4, 2011, BC Hydro held a Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Workshop and asked customers to provide comments by February 18. As a result of customer comments at the February 4 workshop, BC Hydro posted revised draft CFS Business Practices (BPs) on February 9. Subsequently, BC Hydro received informal comments and further clarified Section 4 of both draft CFS BPs on February 16 via bulletin. BC Hydro also extended the deadline for customer comments from February 18 to February 23.

At this time, BC Hydro is pleased to share comments from Cargill Power Markets [PDF, 600 KB], TransCanada Energy Limited [PDF, 32 KB], Capital Power Corporation [PDF, 121 KB], Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation [PDF, 24 KB], Morgan Stanley [PDF, 2.3 MB], Powerex [PDF, 53 KB], and NaturEner [PDF, 415 KB]. As a result of the February 23 extension and the extensiveness of the comments, BC Hydro will be delaying its response to these comments from February 25 to March 7.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP) – Section 4 Clarification

Posted on February 16, 3:10 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on February 9, BC Hydro has received informal comments that Section 4, Short-Term Firm ATC, of the CFS BPs requires clarification. As such, BC hydro believes it is important to clarify the lanquage in this section of the BPs before customer comments' on the CFS BPs are due on February 18. BC Hydro apologizes for having to provide this clarification and is sympathetic to customers if addition time is required to complete their comments. Please notify Brenda Ambrosi if you require an extension of the February 18 deadline to February 23.

  1. CFS BP - Option 1 [PDF, 1 MB]
  2. CFS BP - Option 2 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Long Term PTP Transmission Queue Update

Posted on February 15, 2:50 p.m.

The Long Term PTP Transmission Queue [PDF, 21 KB] has been updated; please click the link to view the updates.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practices (BP)

Posted on February 9, 1:45 p.m.

Further to 4 February 2011 CFS workshop, BC Hydro has posted revised draft CFS BP Option 1 and Option 2.

  1. CFS BP Option 1 [PDF, 236 KB]
  2. CFS BP Option 2 [PDF, 278 KB]

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Ambrosi.


Extended Windows for Presidents' Day

Posted on February 9, 2:10 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 59 KB] for purchasing transmission for Presidents' Day, Monday, February 21, 2011.


NE Test Results – February 10, 2011

Posted on February 9, 9:17 a.m.

BC Hydro identified that the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 15 KB] were not posted for February 10, 2011. Therefore, we are posting the results for February 10, 2011. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Loss Compensation Extension

Posted on February 2, 9:37 a.m.

BC Hydro would like to inform its customers that Rate Schedule 09 (Loss Compensation) is scheduled to expire on March 1, 2011. However, BC Hydro is planning on submitting a request to extend the expiry date, by one year to March 1, 2012 on February 11, 2011. The 1 year extension will allow BC hydro to review the Loss Compensation service. Customers have until February 10, 2011 to submit any comments on Loss Compensation to Brenda Ambrosi.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP) Revised

Posted on February 1, 3:29 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on January 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM, BC Hydro has revised the two drafts CFS BP to provide more clarity. Along with the new drafts, BC Hydro is posting a high level comparison of the proposed options.

  1. CFS BP Option 1 (RevFeb1) [PDF, 231 KB];
  2. CFS BP Option 2 (RevFeb1) [PDF, 278 KB]; and
  3. CFS BP Option 1 & 2 Comparison [PDF, 49 KB].

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Ambrosi.


Long Term PTP Transmission Queue

Posted on January 27, 3:12 p.m.

Subsequent to our bulletin posted on April 6, 2010, 3:48pm, here is an updated version of the Long Term PTP Transmission Queue.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP)

Posted on January 21, 1:46 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted at 3:37 PM on January 5, 2011, BC Hydro is posting for customer review prior to the February 4, 2011 workshop, two draft CFS BP alternatives:

  1. CFS BP Option 1 [PDF, 226 KB] ; and
  2. CFS BP Option 2 [PDF, 268 KB].

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Ambrosi.


NE Economic Test Results – Jan 14-17, 2011

Posted on January 13, 8:52 a.m.

BC Hydro identified that the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 15 KB] were not posted for January 14-17, 2011. Therefore, we are posting the results for January 14-17, 2011. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Extended Windows for Martin Luther King Day

Posted on January 10, 2:59 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 58 KB] for purchasing transmission for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 17, 2011.


Conditional Firm Service (CFS) Business Practice (BP)

Posted on January 5, 3:27 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted at 12:13 p.m. on November 18, 2010, BC Hydro wishes to confirm and advise its customers that BC Hydro will hold a workshop on February 4th, 2011 in Vancouver to get feedback on our proposed alternatives for implementing CFS. Currently, BC Hydro is in the process of finalizing the workshop venue and agenda, and will provide further details as soon as possible. The following is the planned consultation schedule:

  1. BC Hydro will post a draft of CFS BP for each alternative by January 21, 2011
  2. BC Hydro will hold a workshop in Vancouver to present alternatives and draft CFS BPs on February 4, 2011
  3. Customers will have until February 18, 2011 to submit comments on the draft CFS BPs
  4. BC Hydro will post its responses to Customers' comments on February 25, 2011
  5. BC Hydro will post the final CFS BP by March 11, 2011
  6. CFS BP will become effective on April 1, 2011

In addition and as set out in the aforementioned bulletin, BC Hydro will also be providing information on NERC's TTC/ATC Methodologies after the CFS BP session. An agenda for this will also be provided as soon as possible.

Please contact Brenda Ambrosi if you have any questions.


Counterflow ATC Issue – Resolved

Posted on January 5, 11:48 a.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on December 23, 2010 at 9:45 am, BC Hydro is pleased to advise that the counterflow issue was resolved on January 3, 2011.