Central Valley Project (CVP) Rate Case process update

Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Sierra Nevada (SN) Region plans to file a 5-year formula rate under Rate Order No. WAPA-207 for the Central Valley Project (CVP) power, transmission, and ancillary services; and the California-Oregon Transmission Project (COTP) transmission through September 30, 2029, which is unchanged from the existing formula rates in the current rate schedules that expire on September 30, 2024, and December 31, 2024. WAPA-SN will conduct a separate rate case for the Pacific Alternating Current Intertie (PACI) rate schedule due to the expiration of the Transmission Exchange Agreement (TEA) on December 31, 2024.

We are proposing to conduct a rate process from September 2022 through August 2023, to set rates into effect October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2029.

​WAPA-SN will start the process with a series of informal customer meetings beginning in September 2022.  During the informal process, customers will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments and feedback that will be taken into consideration before the rates are finalized.  After completing the informal process, by June 2023, WAPA-SN will start the formal process by publishing a notice of Proposed Rate Adjustment in the Federal Register and allow for a 90-day comment period.

WAPA’s Media Line: 720-962-7411

SNR-​​RateCase@WAPA.gov

CVP Rate process update timeline

Process documentation

Customer no​​tifications​​​​​

Public information and comment forums

Date Description Connect

Wednesday
November 15, 2023

 

Public Information Forum
10 a.m. to no later than 12:30 p.m PST

 

Public Comment Forum

1:30 p.m. to no later than 3:30 p.m. PST

 

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Public Information Forum Presentation

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Informal customer meeting webinars

​​Date​​​​ ​Description​​​ ​Connect​​
Tuesday
September 20, 20222pm PDT to NLT 5pm PDT
Informal Customer meeting 1- CVP Rate Case WAPA-207 and Project Overview
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Sierra Nevada (SN) Region plans to file new formula rate schedules for the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the California-Oregon Transmission Project (COTP) under Rate Order No. WAPA-207.This meeting is the first of several informal meetings that will be held prior to the formal public rate process. WAPA-SN plans to discuss the following items:
Existing CVP and COTP rate schedules and why the need for a public rate process What to expect during the rate process Regional overview including project descriptions, project background and marketing plans Any additional comments and questions from customers

CVP Rate Case WAPA-207 and Project Overview Presentation

 

Septem​ber 20, 2022 Informal Meeting Q&A​​

​Monday October 3​1, 2022  1pm PDT to NLT 4pm PDT​

​Informal Customer meeting 2 – Power Repayment Fundamentals
This meeting is the second of several informal meetings that will be held prior to the formal public rate process. WAPA-SN plans to discuss the following items:
​Any follow-up from the previous informal customer meeting

Power Rate Design

Power Revenue Requirement

Power Repayment Study

Existing Power Rate Schedules ​

Power Repayment Fundmentals Presentation

Redline-Proposed Power Rate SchedulesOctober 31, 2022 Informal Meeting Q&A​​​

​Wednesday
November 30, 2022
1pm PDT to NLT 4pm PDT​​​

​​Informal Customer meeting 3 –Transmission & Ancillary Services Repayment Fundamentals
Public Process Transmission and An​cillary Service Rate Design​Transmission Rate Schedules

Ancillary Service Rate Schedules

Sale of Surplus Products Rate Schedules

Energy Imbalance Market Rate Schedules​

Transmission Repayment Fundamentals Presentation

Redline​-Proposed Transmission & Ancillary Rate Schedules ​(Revised 12/2/22)

​​ November 30, 2022 Informal Meeting Q&A

​Tuesday
May 2, 2023
9am PDT to NLT 11am PDT​

Informal Customer meeting 4 –Process Update and Fundamentals Review​
Introduction and Public Process Update

Power Rate Design & Revenue Requirement

Transmission Revenue Requirement

Ancillary Service, EIM, and Sale of Surplus Products​

Process Update​​ and Fundamentals Review Presentation

​Federal Register Notices

Customer rate brochure

Public information and comment forums

  • November 15, ​2023​​
  • Customer Advance Notification​​-announcing upcoming publi​​c process, August 31, 2022​​ (PDF)​​Information regarding this rate adjustment, including comments, letters, and other supporting documents is retained by WAPA for the purpose of pursuing this rate adjustment process.​

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