CREPC Meeting November 5-6, 2007 Depiction of Significant Transmission Recommendations and Status of Transmission Arrang.


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CREPC Meeting November 5-6, 2007 Snapshot of Major Transmission Proposals and Status of Transmission Planning Presenters: Paul Arnold and Jeff Miller

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ColumbiaGrid\'s Oasis Functional Agreement is out for Public Review and Comment (regular OASIS gateway, basic ATC approach, normal line) ColumbiaGrid is gaining great ground on its Developmental and Staffing Reliability Functional Agreement (ACE Diversity Interchange, Reliability Redispatch, Outage Coordination, upgraded framework Visibility) As of October 29, 2007, ColumbiaGrid\'s Planning Function is totally staffed with the expansion of Jeff Miller—VP and Manager of Planning ColumbiaGrid\'s open, straightforward, single framework arranging procedure is up and running and we are organizing with Interested Parties and Sub-Regional Planning Groups ColumbiaGrid Activities 2

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ColumbiaGrid Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement parties (PEFA parties) facilitate their arranging through the ColumbiaGrid procedure which is interested in all invested individuals When a non-PEFA party supports an undertaking that possibly influences PEFA parties, ColumbiaGrid will take an interest in the arranging procedure picked by that gathering ( e.g. , Northern Tier Transmission Group [NTTG] process) PEFA and non-PEFA gatherings may build up joint study groups ( e.g. , where there are elective recommendations or an expectation to together build up a venture to address the issues of numerous frameworks) ColumbiaGrid is a part and effectively partakes in sub-territorial and provincial arranging gatherings and discussions ( e.g. , WECC Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee [TEPPC]) ColumbiaGrid Sub-Regional Planning Principles 3

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Develop Biennial Plan (posted ColumbiaGrid Initial Transmission Plan) Proposed West of McNary Generation Integration Project Proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project Puget Sound Area Study Team Dialog with other provincial transmission suppliers/sub-local arranging substances in regards to sub-local coordination Current ColumbiaGrid Planning Activities 4

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. ColumbiaGrid Projects External Projects

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Biennial Plan ColumbiaGrid is working with all invested individuals to build up a Biennial Plan for ColumbiaGrid and direction that arrangement with non-PEFA gatherings to distinguish association with their proposed ventures Notified more than 500 gatherings (ColumbiaGrid\'s Interested Persons List) To date, have held 5 gatherings with up to 40 members, speaking to more than 20 unique elements, including Avista, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Chelan, Grant, Puget, Seattle, Tacoma Power, Snohomish, NTTG, PacifiCorp, Idaho Power, Northwestern, NWPP, California Independent System Operator, Clark PUD, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Katabatic Power, Portland General Electric, Northern Lights, Powerex, Renewable Northwest Project, TransCanada, and others Posted ColumbiaGrid Initial Transmission Plan

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Proposed West of McNary Generation Integration Project

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West of McNary Generation Integration Project ColumbiaGrid started the WECC Regional Planning Project Review Process for the proposed BPA transmission venture by telling the WECC PCC Notified more than 500 gatherings (ColumbiaGrid\'s Interested Persons List) To date, have held 5 gatherings with up to 40 members speaking to 20 separate elements; a portion of the key members incorporate Avista, BPA, Tacoma Power, Idaho Power, Pacific Gas and Electric, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish PUD, Northwest Power Pool, Northern Lights, PNGC Power, Northwest Power Planning Council, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

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West of McNary Generation Integration Project, Cont\'d ColumbiaGrid framed an exceptional study group to consider Portland General Electric\'s (PGE) proposition for a 500 kV Southern Crossing Project, another cross-Cascades line to serve load in the Salem, Oregon zone Participants: PGE, PacifiCorp, Pacific Gas & Electric, Northern Lights, Idaho Power, and BPA Joint studies were performed on the option Facilitator: ColumbiaGrid

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West of McNary Generation Integration Project, Cont\'d Key Conclusions of the Joint Study Team Both BPA and PGE tasks might be required with future era increases The West of McNary undertaking does not block the requirement for the PGE venture or other arranged activities including proposed transmission from Idaho to Northwest, or from British Columbia and Alberta to California The study group will start readiness of the WECC Regional Planning Project Report

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Proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement

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Proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project ColumbiaGrid started the WECC Regional Planning Project Review Process for the proposed BPA transmission venture by advising the WECC PCC This task delivers the Seattle to Portland Congestion Area of Concern recognized in the 2006 DOE Congestion Study Notified more than 500 gatherings (ColumbiaGrid\'s Interested Persons List) To date, have held 2 gatherings with up to 30 members speaking to 20 separate elements; key members incorporate Avista, BPA, Tacoma Power, Clark PUD, Pacific Gas and Electric, PacifiCorp, PGE, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Sea Breeze, Shell Energy, Snohomish PUD, Northwest Power Pool, Northern Lights, PNGC Power, Northwest Power Planning Council

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ColumbiaGrid shaped a study group to create transmission development arrangement for Puget Sound region including conceivable between time answers for working issues, including redispatch This study exertion has transitioned from NTAC to ColumbiaGrid Notified more than 500 gatherings (ColumbiaGrid\'s Interested Persons List) To date, have held 2 gatherings with up to 20 members, speaking to 8 or more distinctive elements, including BPA, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish PUD, Tacoma Power, Powerex, NWPP, and others Puget Sound Area Study Team 13