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Transmission Business Practices
BPA's Transmission Business Practices provide customers with information on conducting business with BPA. They are derived from the application of BPA's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and the Transmission and Ancillary Service Rate Schedules. The Business Practices inform BPA’s customers about policies and procedures related to obtaining BPA’s products and services. 
 

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​Business Practices Tariff/Rate Schedule Reference
​Acronyms and Glossary (2/18/22)
​Balancing Reserve Capacity - Version 2 (10/1/21)
​Balancing Service Election for DERBS and VERBS - Version 6 (4/1/21) ​Ancillary and Control Area Services
Balancing Services Resources Prequalification - Version 5 (10/1/21)

​I. Common Service Provisions

3. Ancillary Services

Billing Dispute Procedures - Version 2 (11/24/21)
Conditional Firm Service (CFS) - Version 26 (1/13/22)
​Consolidation of Transmission Service - Version 1 (9/28/2021)
​Contiguous Point of Delivery - Version 3 (11/5/21)
Creditworthiness - Version 4 (10/1/21)​

​I. Common Service Provisions

11. Creditworthiness

Customer Data Entry - Version 4 (2/28/17)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

​Customer Name Change - Version 2 (5/4/21)
​Deferral of Transmission Service (Extension for Commencement of Service) - Version 21 (1/26/22)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

15. Service Availability

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

​Dispatchable Energy Resource Balancing Service (DERBS) - Version 3 (10/1/21)
Dynamic Transfer Capability Requesting and Awarding Access - Version 10 (10/1/21)​
​Dynamic Transfer Limits Operating Procedures for Use of Upper and Lower Transfer Limits on BPA's Transmission System - Version 4 (11/24/21)
Dynamic Transfer Operating and Scheduling Requirements - Version 11 (2/16/21)​
​Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) - Version 1 (11/16/21)
Energy Imbalance Service - Version 12 (10/1/21)
​Failure to Comply Penalty Charge - Version 15 (10/1/21)
Generation Imbalance Service - Version 15 (10/1/21)
Generation Integration Services
​GI Transmission Credits - Version 10 (10/27/16)
Large Generator Interconnection
​Large Generator Interconnection Advance Funding & Temporary Use of Interconnection Facilities
Line & Load Interconnection
Netting Resources for Operational Controls for Balancing Reserves - Version 5 (10/1/21)​
Network Integration Transmission (NT) Service - Version 11 (10/1/21)
Network Integration (NT) Transmission Service TSR Procedures - Version 2 (2/6/18)
New Customer Application Process
​OASIS Transfer of Transmission Service - Version 3 (10/1/16)
​On Demand Resource Scheduling - Version 12 (10/1/21)
Operating Reserves - Version 15 (12/10/20)
​Oversupply Management Protocol (OMP) - Version 10 (10/1/21)

​IV. Miscellaneous Provisions

36. Oversupply Management Protocol

Preemption of Short-Term Requests and Reservations - Version 4 (TBD) ​
​Preemption of Short-Term Requests and Reservations - Version 3 (2/26/21)
​Real Power Loss Return - Version 16 (10/1/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

15. Service Availability

​Redirect of Transmission Service - Version 26 (10/1/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Redispatch & Curtailment Procedures - Version 13 (10/1/19) ​​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
Renewal of Transmission Service (Reservation Priority) - Version 13 (1/26/22)​

I. Common Service Provisions

2. Renewal Procedures

​II. Point-to-Poiont Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

 

 

Requesting Transmission Service - Version 41 (11/3/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Resale of Transmission Service - Version 12 (9/28/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

23. Sale or Assignment of Transmission Service

​Reservation Agent - Version 5 (5/4/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Scheduling Agent - Version 4 (5/4/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13.8 Scheduling of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

​Scheduling Transmission Service - Version 31 (10/1/21)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

14. Nature of Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

​Self-Supply of Balancing Services - Version 4 (10/25/19)
Simultaneous Submission Window Processing - Version 2 (9/1/16)

​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service

13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service

Small Generator Interconnection
Southern Intertie Study Process, Version 1 (10/1/21)
​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
13. Nature of Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
15. Service Availability
 
17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
19. Additional Study Procedures for Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service Requests
 
21. Provisions Relating to Transmission Construction and Services on the Systems of Other Utilities
​Transmission Credits for Non-Generation Interconnection Network Upgrades - Version 3 (10/1/15)
Transmission Planning Process (Attachment K) - Version 2 (10/1/21)
​Transmission Service Requests (TSR) Evaluation - Version 2 (8/11/21)
​TSR Study and Expansion Process - Version 6 (8/11/21)
​II. Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
17. Procedures for Arranging Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
18. Procedures for Arranging Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service
 
III. Network Integration Transmission Service
 
32. Additional Study Procedures for Network Integration Transmission Service Requests
​Unauthorized Increase Charge (UIC) - Version 4 (3/25/21)
Variable Energy Resource Balancing Service (VERBS) - Version 1 (10/1/21)