2016 Bulletin Index - September to December

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September to December

Extended Windows for New Year's Day

Posted on December 22, 3:45 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC. 77 KB] for purchasing transmission for New Year's Day, observed Monday January 2, 2017.

 


Extended Windows for Christmas Day

Posted on December 14, 12:15 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 87 KB] for purchasing transmission for Christmas Eve, observed Friday, December 23 and Christmas Day, observed Monday, December 26, 2016.

 


Network Economy Test Results - November 30, 2016

Posted on November 28, 5:22 p.m.

Network Economy Test Results for November 30, 2016 did not post. Please reference this bulletin for the correct test results.


Extended Windows for US Thanksgiving Day

Posted on November 16, 3:02 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [PDF, 83 KB] for purchasing transmission for US Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016.


Long Term Transmission Queue Updated

Posted on November 16, 1:31 p.m.

The Long Term PTP Transmission Queue has been updated. For details of the updates, please refer to the Document Change History section at end of the linked document.


Network Economy Test Results - November 9 and 10, 2016

Posted on November 7, 4:45 p.m.

Network Economy Test Results for November 9 and November 10, 2016 did not post.  Please reference this bulletin for the correct test results.


Network Economy Test Results - November 8, 2016

Posted on November 7, 9:00 a.m.

Network Economy Test Results for November 8, 2016 did not post.  Please reference this bulletin for the correct test results.


Extended Windows for Remembrance Day

Posted on November 1, 4:20 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [PDF, 77 KB] for purchasing transmission for Remembrance Day, Friday, November 11, 2016.


Non-Firm Transmission Service – Change to Curtailment Methodology

Posted on October 24, 4:15 p.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on November 29, 2013 and on December 16, 2014, BC Hydro has changed its curtailment methodology for Non-Firm transmission service from last-in first-out to pro-rata, which is in alignment with industry practices. Thus, BC Hydro’s Curtailment of Transmission and Energy Business Practice is amended to reflect this change and will be effective October 25, 2016 by HE09.


webSmartTag in Production Effective October 24

Posted on October 21, 2:10 p.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on September 2, June 21 and 17, April 25, 15, 14, 6 and 4, March 17 and 3, 2016, December 29 and 23, November 20 and October 26, 2015, webSmartTag will be the e-Tagging system in production effective 8am PDT on October 24 for OATI customers. OATI held training sessions throughout 2016 in preparation for the transition from webTag to webSmartTag. The final OATI complimentary webSmartTag training sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 10:30 AM CDT and Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 2:00 PM CDT. To register for either of these sessions, please email OATI at registration@oati.net. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, or if you wish to discuss more in-depth training opportunities, please contact OATI at training@oati.net.


Posting of Transmission Service Offerings Business Practice

Posted on October 20, 9:20 a.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on October 4, BC Hydro did not receive any feedback from stakeholders. Therefore, the amendments that were proposed to the Posting of Transmission Service Offerings Business Practice are effective immediately.


Posting of Transmission Service Offerings Business Practice Amendment

Posted on October 4, 3:45 p.m.

BC Hydro has received a request for clarification on the rate harmonization provision wherein an OATT customer may receive the $0 rate per Schedule 01 if the POD is a point of interconnection between the BC Hydro Transmission System and the transmission system of FortisBC Inc. As approved by the BCUC, the objective of harmonization is only to relieve OATT customers from rate “pancaking” of point-to-point transmission wheeling rates. Please provide feedback on this clarification in the Posting of Transmission Service Offerings business practice to Brenda Ambrosi on or before October 19.


Extended Windows for New Month October 2016

Posted on September 20, 3:05 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [PDF, 72 KB] for purchasing transmission for the new month beginning on Saturday, October 1, 2016.


webSmartOASIS is Now the Solo Production System

Posted on September 14, 10:10 a.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on September 2, June 21 and 17, April 25, 15, 14, 6 and 4, March 17 and 3, 2016, December 29 and 23, November 20 and October 26, 2015, webSmartOASIS is officially the only system in production effective today. webOASIS is no longer available. webSmartOASIS training will continue throughout September. To view or register for upcoming training, contact OATI at http://www.oati.com/webSmartOasis-trainings. Please contact training@oati.net if you have questions about webSmartOASIS.


webSmartTag Training Sessions

Posted on September 2, 3:20 p.m.

OATI continues to offer complimenatry webSmartTag training sessions via webcast throughout the months of September and October. These training sessions have been revamped based on customer feedback. To register for a training session, click here. To discuss in-depth training options, contact training@oati.net. For any system questions, please contact support@oati.net.


webOASIS to Retire on September 14, 2016

Posted on September 2, 3:20 p.m.

Access to webOASIS will be terminated and the system will be retired on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. OATI strongly encourages the use of webSmartOASIS for daily tasks and to verify local PC settings.

OATI will be providing complimentary training sessions through September 2016 for the webSmartOASIS system. To register for a training session, click here. To discuss in-depth training options, contact training@oati.net. For any system questions, please contact support@oati.net.

In addition to complimentary training sessions, OATI has updated content on the webSmartOASIS webHelp system. Click on the blue "?" icon on the top right hand corner of the webSmartOASIS system to access this revised content, including product videos.