2015 May - August

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Our Transmission Scheduling bulletins for 2015 are listed below. Select another year to the right to view bulletins from the archive.

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May - August

BCUC Order on BC Hydro's OATT Tariff Supplement No. 80 Amendments Application

Posted on October 9, 2:05 p.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on July 10, 2015, and May 1, 2015 the British Columbia Utilities Commission issued Order No. G-158-15 [PDF, 112 KB] on October 8, 2015 approving BC Hydro's Application [PDF, 2.4 MB] to Amend TS 80, including housekeeping amendments to RS 07 and RS 08.


Extended Windows for Labour Day

Posted on August 14, 12:41 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 45 KB] for purchasing transmission for Labour Day, Monday September 7, 2015.


Change of Website Location – Confirmation of Date

Posted on July 30 , 11:55 a.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on July 13, 2015, BC Hydro is pleased to confirm that the current Transmission website will be migrated to the Transmission section on bchydro.com, effective August 6, 2015. Please update your bookmarks with this new address.

In addition, email notifications are also being upgraded. A welcome email will be sent to you, but you can also update your subscriptions at https://bchydro.com/BCHCustomerPortal/powerTransmissionSubscr.html.

Please contact Anthony Nguyen if you have any questions.


Extended Windows for New Month August 2015

Posted on July 20 , 2:20 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 36 KB] for purchasing transmission for the new month beginning on Saturday, August 1, 2015.


Change of Website Location

Posted on July 13 , 3:40 p.m.

The current Transmission website will be migrated to the Transmission section on bchydro.com. In addition, email notifications are also being upgraded. A welcome email will be sent asking you to register for your preferred subscriptions at the new location. Please watch for this communication in the coming weeks (be sure to check Spam and Junk folders).

The target date for cutover is August 6. Another bulletin will be posted, closer to implementation, confirming this date. Please contact Brenda.Ambrosi@bchydro.com if you have any questions.


Network Economy Amendments Application

Posted on July 10 , 2:29 p.m.

BC Hydro advises that it intends to file an Application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC or Commission) to amend certain Network Economy provisions of its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The Network Economy provisions of the OATT are included as: section 28.4 – Secondary Service (S28.4); Tariff Supplement No. 80 – Network Economy Service (TS 80); and Attachment Q‑2 – Network Economy Service (Attachment Q‑2). S28.4 is aligned with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pro forma OATT, while TS 80 and Attachment Q‑2 resulted from a Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that was approved by the Commission and attached as Appendix 1 to its Order G‑127‑06. BC Hydro proposes to make amendments to TS 80 and Attachment Q‑2. The attached document discusses the options under consideration by BC Hydro and identifies the preferred option. Black‑lined versions of the affected tariff pages for the preferred option are also attached.

The main impetus for the Application is the impending decommissioning of the Burrard Generating Station (BGS) for generation purposes. BGS availability as a non-network generating resource that can be dispatched when economically advantageous is integral to the network economy provisions of the OATT. BC Hydro has identified two options to address this issue, along with other network economy issues it has identified, that it believes could be implemented in a reasonable timeframe, all as set out in the Proposed Network Economy Amendments.

BC Hydro is seeking input on the alternatives proposed and/or any additional options for it to consider. BC Hydro would also appreciate comments on what further consultation may be required. BC Hydro will consider feedback received up to close of business on August 14, 2015. Depending on the nature of the feedback received, BC Hydro may use it to inform the Application or initiate additional consultation. Comments can be submitted by email to bchydroregulatorygroup@bchydro.com.

Attachments:

Black‑lined versions of affected tariff pages for the preferred option:

  1. TS 80 [PDF, 135 KB]
  2. Attachment Q-2 [PDF, 78 KB]

Links:


Extended Windows for Independence Day

Posted on June 24 , 2:25 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 35 KB] for purchasing transmission for Independence Day observed on Friday, July 3, 2015.


Loss Compensation Results - June 12, 2015

Posted on June 11 , 9:25 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Loss Compensation Actuals for June 12, 2015. Therefore we are posting the results for June 12, 2015 to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


Loss Compensation Results - June 4, 2015

Posted on June 3 , 9:18 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Loss Compensation Actuals for June 04, 2015. Therefore we are posting the results for June 04, 2015 to lessen the inconvenience to customers. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.


Network Economy Test Results - June 4, 2015

Posted on June 2 , 5:52 p.m.

BC Hydro has been experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Network Economy Test Results [PDF, 1 KB] for June 4, 2015. Therefore, we are posting the results to lessen inconvenience to customers. Thank you for your patience.


Approved Tariff Pages Effective April 1, 2015

Posted on May 22 , 9:56 a.m.

Further to BC Hydro's compliance with Order G-48-14, the BCUC has approved tariff pages [PDF, 2.3 MB] effective April 1, 2015. Included in these tariff pages are rate changes for the OATT Attachment H, Schedule 00, Schedule 01, and Schedule 03.


Extended Windows for New Month June 2015

Posted on May 15 , 1:09 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 36 KB] for purchasing transmission for the new month beginning on Monday, June 1, 2015.


Extended Windows For Memorial Day

Posted on May 14 , 12:20 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 45 KB] for purchasing transmission for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015.


Application to Amend OATT Rate Schedules 07 and 08

Posted on May 1 , 1:17 p.m.

BC Hydro advises that it intends to file an Application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) for approval of amendments to Rate Schedules 07 and 08 of BC Hydro's Open Access Transmission Tariff (Application) to align the rate schedules with reliability standard BAL-002-WECC-2 (New Standard) as approved by the Commission through Order No. R-32-14 on July 17, 2014 with an effective date of October 1, 2014. In the Application, BC Hydro proposes to change the minimum amount of Spinning and Supplemental Reserves that transmission customers must maintain where their transmission reservations are serving load in BC Hydro’s control area (Customers) from 2.5% when the load is served by hydro generation and from 3.5% when the load is served by thermal generation, to the minimum spinning reserve requirement determined in accordance with the New Standard, which equals to the sum of 1.5% of hourly integrated load plus 1.5% of hourly integrated generation. Customers will continue to have the option to acquire the required Spinning and Supplemental Reserve Services from BC Hydro under Rate Schedules 07 and 08, or make alternative equivalent arrangements to maintain these reserves.

Black lined versions of BC Hydro’s proposed amendments to Rates Schedules 07 and 08 are as follows:

BC Hydro will endeavor to address any comments received from interested parties up to close of business on May 15, 2015. Comments can be submitted by email to bchydroregulatorygroup@bchydro.com