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2018 Integrated Program Review
​​The Integrated Program Review allows interested parties to see and comment on all relevant Federal Columbia River Power System capital and expense spending level estimates in the same forum. The IPR occurs every two years, or just prior to each rate case, and is the public review for the costs that will be recovered through rates the following two-year rate period. Topics to be covered within the process include transmission, federal hydro, facilities, information technology, energy efficiency, fish and wildlife, grid modernization and other programs.
What’s coming in 2018
  • BPA will combine setting capital and expense program levels into one centralized process which will eliminate the Capital Investment Review.
  • The 2018 IPR follows the cost-management objective outlined in the 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan to hold the sum of program costs, by business line, at or below the rate of inflation through 2028.
  • BPA is setting firm cost constraints up front in alignment with the cost-management objective instead of determining program costs through a bottom-up approach.
  • BPA will produce a summary publication that provides high-level details on the budget process and spending levels as well as a detailed publication which contains more specific information on program spending levels. The publications will be published at least a week in advance of the kickoff meeting and workshops.
  • The public process will begin on June 18, 2018, and will last approximately eight weeks.
  • Workshops on specific programs will be held during the week of June 19-22..
A public comment period will run from June 18 to Aug. 2 to collect feedback on the proposed capital and expense spending forecasts for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 before they are included in the BP-20 Initial Proposal.
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