2014 Bulletin Index

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January - April

2014 Network Economy Meeting

Posted on April 17, 2:12 p.m.

Pursuant to British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) Order No. G-127-06, Appendix 1, the BCUC directed BC Hydro, then BCTC, to convene annual Network Economy Meetings to discuss, on a “without prejudice” basis issues arising with respect to the use of Network Economy. A standing agenda item for these meetings is to review the use of, and continued requirement for, a different Trigger Price (as defined in Section 1, Attachment Q-2) for the November to February period.

For the last several years, BC Hydro solicited customer feedback to determine whether or not there was an interest to hold the annual meeting; there was a lack of interest in all years. However, in 2009 it was suggested that a meeting may not be necessary if BC Hydro prepared an annual Network Economy report showing trends and statistics along with explanations for the figures. Notwithstanding, it was requested that the requirement for an annual meeting remain in place. Subsequently, BC Hydro applied to the BCUC to not hold the Network Economy Annual Meeting in 2009 and to instead post an annual Network Economy report in lieu of holding the meeting, which was approved by the BCUC.

In 2010, BC Hydro requested permission from the BCUC to, again, not hold an annual Network Economy Meeting. Pursuant to BCUC Letter No. L-45-10, BC Hydro is only expected to convene an annual Network Economy Meeting if customers of BC Hydro expressly ask for a meeting by way of a letter to BC Hydro with a copy to the BCUC. BC Hydro is pleased to post its Annual Network Economy Report to Transmission Customers [PDF, 796 KB], which covers the same issues and in the same format as previous years. If, after reviewing the report, you believe an annual meeting is required, please send your letter to Brenda Ambrosi and copy the BCUC by May 1, 2014.


Extended Windows for Good Friday

Posted on April 7, 12:37 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 46 KB] for purchasing transmission for Good Friday, April 18, 2014.


Long Term Transmission Queue updated

Posted on March 17, 3:45 p.m.

The Long Term PTP Transmission Queue [PDF, 96 KB] has been updated. For details, please refer to the Document Change History section located at end of the document.


Retail Access

Posted on March 14, 3:26 p.m.

On March 6, 2014, the Lieutenant Governor in Council issued Orders in Council (OIC) 096 and 097 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). Direction No. 7, section 14, directs the Commission to issue an order to BC Hydro that would cancel BC Hydro's Retail Access Program and accept BC Hydro's withdrawal of any obligation to offer unbundled transmission services pursuant to the Open Access Transmission Tariff to retail customers in British Columbia and the withdrawal of such services to those who supply such customers.

On March 7, 2014, BC Hydro filed an application seeking the issuance of certain BCUC Orders as required under both OICs 096 and 097 including cancellation of BC Hydro’s Retail Access Program and the withdrawal of any obligation to offer unbundled transmission services pursuant to the Open Access Transmission Tariff to retail customers in British Columbia and the withdrawal of such services to those who supply such customers.

On March 14, 2014 the BCUC issued Order G-36-14 approving the withdrawal of any obligation to offer unbundled transmission services pursuant to the Open Access Transmission Tariff to retail customers in British Columbia and the withdrawal of such services to those who supply such customers.


NE Test Results February 24 2014

Posted on February 21, 5:30 p.m.

In the event Network Economy Test Results for February 24, 2014 [XLS, 35 KB] do not post as scheduled tomorrow evening, BC Hydro is posting the results here in order to lessen any impact to customers.


Extended Windows for New Month March 2014

Posted on February 17, 10:56 a.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 42 KB] for purchasing transmission for the new month beginning on Saturday, March 1, 2014.


BC Hydro Headroom Tariff Consultation - Comments Received

Posted on February 11, 10:53 a.m.

Stakeholder comments, regarding BC Hydro’s January 20, 2014 workshop proposals on an Enforcement Mechanism and Balancing Area Transmission Service Tariff have now been posted:

BC Hydro received comments from:


Extended Windows for Presidents' Day

Posted on February 7, 3:00 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 46 KB] for purchasing transmission for Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17, 2014.


BC Hydro Headroom Tariff Consultation- Presentation and Written Comment period

Posted on January 21, 11:44 a.m.

The presentation from BC Hydro’s January 20, 2014 workshop has now been posted Headroom Tariff Consultation [PDF, 506 KB]. All stakeholders are reminded that BC Hydro is accepting written comments on its proposed Enforcement Mechanism and Balancing Area Transmission Service Tariff until January 31, 2014. You can email written comments to bchydroregulatorygroup@bchydro.com


Extended Windows for New Month February 2014

Posted on January 20,12:55 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 42 KB] for purchasing transmission for the new month beginning on Saturday, February 1, 2014.


BC Hydro Headroom Tariff Consultation Workshop - Consultation Materials and Agenda

Posted on January 13, 9:54 a.m.

Attached are the BC Hydro Headroom Tariff Consultation Materials [PDF, 167 KB] for the January 20, 2014 workshop. The original notification for the workshop can be found here. 


Long Tern PTP Transmission Queue

Posted on January 10, 10:01 a.m.

The Long Term PTP Transmission Queue [PDF, 96 KB] has been updated. Please refer to the Document Change History section located at end of the document for details.

Headroom Tariff Consultation Workshop

Posted on January 8, 1:59 p.m.

A reminder to stakeholders that BC Hydro is holding a workshop regarding the development of a tariff that will allow BC Hydro to charge the AESO for its use of BC Hydro’s transmission system to enable flows of energy to Alberta for AESO’s operational needs. The original workshop notice can be found here.

The workshop will be held on January 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the BCUC Hearing Room, 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C.

RSVP by January 15, 2014 via email to BCHydroRegulatoryGroup@bchydro.com to confirm your attendance. Please disregard this notice if you have already registered.


Extended Windows for Martin Luther King Day

Posted on January 8, 10:57 a.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 46 KB] for purchasing transmission for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20, 2014.


2012 Network Integration Transmission Service System Impact Study Report

Posted on January 3, 9:54 a.m.

The 2012 Network Integration Transmission Service System Impact Study Report has been posted to BC Hydro's Transmission Website. Please click on the link to view the report.


Loss Compensation Results - January 4, 2014

Posted on January 3, 9:14 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Loss Compensation Actuals for January 4, 2014. Therefore we are posting the results for January 4, 2014 to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


NE Test Results - January 4, 5 and 6, 2014

Posted on January 2, 5:56 p.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Network Economy Test Results for January 4, 5 and 6, 2014. Therefore we are posting the results for January 4, January 5 and January 6 to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.