2011 May - August

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May - August

Extended Windows for Labour Day

Posted on August 26 , 2:51 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 5, 2011.

NE Test Results and Loss Compensation Service - August 18, 2011

Posted on August 17 , 11:56 a.m.

BC Hydro is experiencing technical difficulties which has impacted the posting of the Network Economy Test Results [XLS, 25 KB] and Loss Compensation Service [TXT, 4 KB] for August 18, 2011. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

Extended Windows for New Month August 2011

Posted on July 19 , 8:24 a.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of the extended windows [DOC, 51 KB] for purchasing transmission for the new month on Monday, August 1, 2011.

Extended Windows for Independence Day

Posted on June 22 , 3:51 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 59 KB] for purchasing transmission for Independence Day, Monday July 4, 2011.

Intra-Hour Scheduling – Customer Comments & Final Business Practice

Posted on June 17 , 4:21 p.m.

On May 20, 2011, BC Hydro posted its draft Intra-Hour Business Practice. In this bulletin, BC Hydro asked customers to provide comments by June 3, 2011 so it could respond by June 17, 2011 and finalize the Business Practice for implementation on July 1, 2011. BC Hydro is pleased to share comments received from Powerex [PDF, 43 KB]. BC Hydro will continue to work with participants within this industry initiative to expand scheduling flexibilities and mitigate or remove seams wherever possible. As such, BC Hydro will be implementing its Intra-Hour Business Practice [PDF, 111 KB] on June 28, 2011 instead of July 1, 2011, in order to align with its adjacent Balancing Authority. Please contact Brenda Ambrosi if you have any questions.

webOASIS Release v.3.5.10 Schedule

Posted on June 10 , 10:52 a.m.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 08:10 PPT, OATI will be releasing webOASIS v 3.5.02 into production. This release is currently in Demo webOASIS, which is located at https://demo.oatioasis.com . Release notes are available under the Help menu in both Demo and Production systems.

Extended Windows For Memorial Day

Posted on May 23 , 12:53 p.m.

BC Hydro is pleased to visually clarify the opening of extended windows [DOC, 59 KB] for purchasing transmission for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011.

Intra-Hour Scheduling Business Practice for Customer Comment

Posted on May 20 , 1:02 p.m.

Market Policy & Operations is pleased to provide its Intra-Hour Business Practice for customer comment, which will become effective on July 1, 2011. Customers should forward their comments to Brenda Ambrosi by June 3, 2011, which will be responded to by June 17, 2011. Both comments and responses will be posted by June 17, 2011. The final Intra-Hour Business Practice will be posted prior to July 1, 2011.

Long Term PTP Transmission Queue Update

Posted on May 12 , 1:48 p.m.

The Long Term PTP Transmission Queue [PDF, 241 KB] has been updated; please click the link to view the updates.

2011 Annual Network Economy Report

Posted on May 9 , 4:08 p.m.

Further to the bulletin posted on May 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm, BC Hydro is pleased to post the 2011 Annual Network Economy Report, [PDF, 134 KB].

2011 Annual Network Economy Meeting

Posted on May 2 , 4:45 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) for the November to February period.

For the last few 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 will be posting an Annual Network Economy Report by May 9, covering the same issues and in the same format as last year. 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 16, 2011.