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Published: January 13, 2014

FERC Order 1000 Coordination


The three jurisdictional parties of ColumbiaGrid’s Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement, PEFA, (i.e. Avista, MATL, and Puget Sound Energy) filed their compliance letters with FERC on December 17, 2013, (see links below) to comply with FERC’s June 20, 2013 order regarding the PEFA parties’ regional Order 1000 filings. The core of their compliance is facilitated via a new agreement, known as the Order 1000 Functional Agreement, which builds on the existing Second Amended Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA-2). PEFA-2 will continue to be the planning agreement for all of the PEFA parties; however, the Order 1000 Functional Agreement will provide additional Order 1000 features to help facilitate the jurisdictional parties’ compliance with Order 1000. There is not any specific effective date of the Order 1000 Functional Agreement, rather, it will go into effect subject to a FERC ruling regarding the December 17 compliance filings of the jurisdictional parties.

Avista: http://elibrary.ferc.gov:0/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14170275

MATL: http://elibrary.ferc.gov:0/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14170366

Puget: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?document_id=14170260






WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

Member: Chelan County PUD      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Chelan County PUD

"Chelan PUD is a strong supporter of ColumbiaGrid and the work that’s accomplished through the transmission Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA). As a result of that process, the mid-C utilities (Chelan, Grant and Douglas PUDs) and Bonneville Power Administration were able to reach an agreement that defined the need for a new transmission line, as well as determine who will construct, own and pay for the facility. Those difficult decisions were made successful through the expert and independent expertise of the ColumbiaGrid staff."
~~ Chad Bowman, Director - Transmission and Compliance