Services available on OASIS
Requests for Firm and Non-Firm Point-To-Point Transmission Service provided for under the terms of Schedule 21 should be made over the Company’s OASIS site.
OASIS staff contact info
OASIS timing requirements
The company’s OASIS reservation timing requirements for Firm Local Point-to-Point Transmission Service are in accordance with the ISO-NE OATT, Section 5(a). The maximum and minimum lead times for requesting service are provided on the Company’s OASIS site.
Transmission service requests
Transmission customers may leave the price field of the transmission service request form blank. If left blank, the transmission provider will interpret the requested price as that of the appropriate filed rate for that service.
The JTSIN OASIS software product allows only the posting of weekly offerings on a Monday to Monday basis. Similarly, monthly postings are allowed on a calendar month basis. Regardless of these requirements, transmission customers may request weekly service for any seven (7) consecutive calendar days and monthly service for any thirty (30) consecutive calendar days if the transaction spans two calendar months. To determine if there is sufficient transmission capacity to support such a request, tquery the daily offerings for the days for which service will be taken.
Order No. 890 at paragraph 1418 requires transmission providers that offer transmission services subject to "no earlier than" provisions in their OASIS timing requirements to adopt a submittal window to determine service request priorities. The transmission services under Schedule 21 of the OATT are subject to such a provision. Although nearly simultaneous submittals have not been experienced for services provided under Schedule 21, the company is adopting a five-minute window of time within which all requests will be deemed to have been submitted simultaneously. The window will initially be used for yearly services. Software revisions will be required for this window to be applied to monthly, weekly, daily and hourly service and the transmission providers are investigating this upgrade with the vendor.
Paragraph 1422 of Order No. 890 requires transmission providers to propose a method for allocating transmission capacity if sufficient capacity is not available to meet all transmission service requests submitted within the specified time period. The method being adopted by New England transmission providers is to allocate capacity for the longest duration requests on a pro-rata share based on the following order: pre-confirmed firm, firm, pre-confirmed non-firm and non-firm. If the total amount of pre-confirmed firm transmission service requests exceeds the firm Available Transmission Capacity (ATC), each pre-confirmed firm request will be multiplied by firm ATC and divided by the total amount of pre-confirmed firm requested capacity. If the total amount of pre-confirmed firm requests do not exceed ATC, then any remaining firm requests will be allocated similarly across remaining firm ATC. Non-firm requests would follow the same method for any remaining ATC.
Reassignment of transmission service (resale)
Transmission customers with Firm Local Point-to-Point transmission service rights may post those rights for resale once for each path (interface) used by the rights. Because transmission rights are assigned by Point of Receipt (POR) and Point of Delivery (POD), it is strongly recommended that customers posting their rights for resale include the POR and POD under "Seller Comments" of the posting. If a customer desires a change of POR and/or POD (or any other service specification) on a firm basis, it may be necessary for a System Impact Study to be performed before such change may be accommodated. The reseller may request the evaluation of the need for a System Impact Study prior to accepting a service request from a customer looking to acquire the assignor's transmission service rights.
In accordance with FERC Order No. 890 the following additional requirements for reassignment of transmission service shall apply:
- Compensation to resellers shall be at rates established by agreement with the assignee;
- The assignee must execute a service agreement with the transmission provider prior to the date on which the reassigned service commences that will govern the provision of reassigned service. (Prior to the execution of the service agreement, the assignee must provide a completed application to the company and comply with the company’s creditworthiness requirements.)
- All sales or assignments of transmission capacity must be conducted through or otherwise posted on the transmission provider’s OASIS on or before the date the reassigned service commences.
- The transmission provider shall credit or charge the reseller, as appropriate, for any differences between the price reflected in the assignee’s service agreement and the reseller’s service agreement with the transmission provider.
Under Schedule 21 of the ISO-NE OATT, the transmission provider can require a deposit at the time of application for transmission service. Instead of a deposit, the company may require advanced payment for service or other form of security from a transmission customer based upon the review of the customer’s creditworthiness under the company’s creditworthiness policy.
Discounts are available for non-firm service provided under Schedule 21 and are offered at the sole discretion of the transmission provider on the OASIS. When a discounted transaction is confirmed by any customer, a simultaneous offer is made of the same discounted rate for the same period of time to all eligible customers on the same path serving the same point of delivery as the originally discounted service.
Posting curtailments & interruptions
Information on affected transmission reservation from curtailments can be found here.
Posting scheduling information
Information on Schedules from Transmission Reservations can be found here.
Issued on July 13, 2007