Upcoming rates meetings and updates for Desert Southwest area

Operating and maintaining an extensive, integrated and complex high-voltage power transmission system and delivering electric power to Western’s customers and the market through that system takes a lot of “behind-the-scenes” work. To continue meeting the mission of marketing and delivering cost-based Federal hydropower and related services, while meeting our obligation to repay U.S. Treasury, Western analyzes and updates power rates through public processes. Some of which are coming up in Western’s Desert Southwest region.

Boulder Canyon project—informal meeting scheduled

Customers and other interested parties can learn more about the annual Boulder Canyon Project adjustment of the Base Charge and rates at this informal meeting, March 10, at Western’s Desert Southwest Regional Office in Phoenix.

Learn more about the upcoming formal process in the Federal Register notice (pdf).

Ancillary, transmission services rates meeting

On March 10, Western will also host a public information forum for Desert Southwest Region customers and interested parties at the Phoenix office. The purpose of the forum is to provide information on proposed rate methodologies and new rates for Western Area Lower Colorado ancillary services and Network Integration Transmission Service on the Parker-Davis and Intertie projects. The proposed new rates will go into effect Oct. 1, 2011.

Learn more about the rate process in the Federal Register notice (pdf).