2017 Bulletin Index - September to December

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September to December

Extended Windows for Christmas Day

Posted on December 13, 11:50 a.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [PDF, 174 KB] for purchasing transmission for Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017.


Business System Update - Revison

Posted on December 6, 1:40 p.m.

On December 11, 2017 between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, BC Hydro will be updating one of its business systems (MODS) in the Production environment. We don’t anticipate there to be scheduling issues for our OATT customers.  However, please contact Brenda Ambrosi at 604-455-4203 if you experience any issues.


Business System Update

Posted on December 5, 11:50 a.m.

On December 11, 2017 between 7:00 am to 9:00 am, BC Hydro will be updating one of its business systems (MODS) in the Production environment. We don’t anticipate there to be scheduling issues for our OATT customers. However, please contact Brenda Ambrosi at 604-455-4203 if you experience any issues.


Extended Windows for US Thanksgiving Day

Posted on November 15, 3:00 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [PDF, 176 KB] for purchasing transmission for US Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.


Application for Approval of Amended Reassignment Agreements

Posted on November 9, 2:40 p.m.

On November 9, 2017, BC Hydro submitted an application, to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission), for approval of the amendments to Attachments A-1 and Attachment B-1 of the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). Attachments A-1 and B-1 are forms of service agreement for the resale, reassignment or transfer of point-to-point transmission service (Reassignment Agreements). The Commission previously approved the Reassignment Agreements, but BC Hydro did not implement them in the OATT due to an oversight. BC Hydro is filing this application now to implement the previously approved Reassignment Agreements, with some immaterial adjustments to have a single form of agreement for all reassignments. BC Hydro is also seeking approval of a corresponding housekeeping amendment to the OATT to reflect these amendments.


Reminder - NAESB Electronic Tagging (eTag) Specification Version 1.8.2 Retires today, November 6 at 22:00 PPT

Posted on November 6, 10:40 a.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on November 1, October 11 and August 28, the industry retirement of e-Tag version 1.8.2 is scheduled for today, November 6, 2017 at 22:00 PPT. Customers are encouraged to review all v1.8.2 eTags active past the retirement date of v1.8.2 of the eTag specification and verify whether a portion of the eTag extending past the retirement date of v1.8.2 should be terminated and replaced with a v1.8.3 eTag. Please review the Phase 3: eTag v1.8.2 Retirement – November 6, 22:00 PPT section of the bulletin posted on August 28 for details.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or by calling 763-201-2020.


Extended Windows for Remembrance Day

Posted on November 2, 11:20 a.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [PDF, 164 KB] for purchasing transmission for Remembrance/Veterans' Day, observed Friday, November 10, 2017.


NAESB Electronic Tagging (eTag) Specification Version 1.8.2 Retires November 6 at 22:00 PPT

Posted on November 1, 2:05 p.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on October 11 and August 28, the industry retirement of e-Tag version 1.8.2 is scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017 at 22:00 PPT. Customers are encouraged to review all v1.8.2 eTags active past the retirement date of v1.8.2 of the eTag specification and verify whether a portion of the eTag extending past the retirement date of v1.8.2 should be terminated and replaced with a v1.8.3 eTag. Please review the Phase 3: eTag v1.8.2 Retirement – November 6, 22:00 PPT section of the bulletin posted on August 28 for details.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or by calling 763-201-2020.

Application to Amend OATT to Enhance Dynamic Scheduling – BCUC Order

Posted on October 20, 4:30 p.m.

Further to the bulletins posted on October 3 and August 25, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) issued Order Number G-160-17.


NAESB Electronic Tagging (eTag) Specification Version 1.8.3 Implementation Plan & Timeline

Posted on October 11, 1:25 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on August 28, the industry retirement of eTag version 1.8.2 has been scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017 at 22:00 PPT.  Customers are encouraged to review all v1.8.2 eTags active past the retirement date of v1.8.2 of the eTag specification and verify whether a portion of the eTag extending past the retirement date of v1.8.2 should be terminated and replaced with a v1.8.3 eTag. Please review the Phase 3: eTag v1.8.2 Retirement – November 6, 22:00 PT (00:00 CT) section of the bulletin posted on August 28 for details.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact OATI Help Desk by sending an email to support@oati.net or by calling 763-201-2020.


Update - NAESB Electronic Tagging (eTag) Specification Version 1.8.3 Implementation Plan & Timeline

Posted on October 9, 1:30 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on October 3, this is to advise that the industry launch of eTag version 1.8.3 will take place tonight, Monday, October 9, 2017 at 23:00 PT (01:00 CT). We apologize for any inconvenience this date change may cause.


NAESB Electronic Tagging (eTag) Specification Version 1.8.3 Implementation Plan & Timeline

Posted on October 3, 12:10 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on August 28, this is a reminder that the industry launch of eTag version 1.8.3 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 22:00 PT (00:00 CT). Please review the August 28 bulletin for details, and to verify whether any actions are required by your company.


Application to Amend OATT to Enhance Dynamic Scheduling

Posted on October 3, 12:10 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on August 25, 2017, BC Hydro filed an application [PDF, 3.0 MB] with the British Columbia Utilities Commission on October 2, 2017 to amend the dynamic scheduling provisions of its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT). The proposed OATT amendments reflect enhancements to the dynamic scheduling provisions of Attachment Q-1, which will allow the dynamic scheduling of imports and exports using any transmission reservation priority.