Change In The Wind Direction: BPA's 2010 Rate Case

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 12:28 PM EDT) -- On July 21, 2009, the Bonneville Power Administration ("BPA") issued its Final Record of Decision ("ROD") in the 2010 BPA Rate Case. In the ROD, BPA provided a detailed rationale for charging wind generators a Wind Integration Rate ("WI Rate").

Although the final rate of approximately $5.70/megawatt-hour ("MWh") for "wind integration" or "wind balancing" services is less than half the rate that BPA initially proposed ($12/MWh), it is a signal to the wind industry that transmission providers may change course as they react to increasing amounts...
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