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					Dominion Virginia Power



             Supplier Training


  Mary Edwards
  Walter Baker
  Randy Huffer
Phase - In


       Open Access
 Phase - In Residential
By geographic region                 Phase I
                                     1-1-02




                          Phase II
                           9-1-02


                                       Phase III
                                        1-1-03
    Phase - In Non-residential
                          Three Phases
                     First come, First serve
• Small business and worship sites (1/3 of accounts)
            – GS-1                  51,000
            – GS-2                  10,400
            – Worship sites            900

• Large commercial & industrial (1/3 of annual MWh)
            – GS-3                  3.4 million MWh
            – GS-4                  2.6 million MWh
 Supplier Information

• Mass List
  –   name
  –   service address
  –   billing address
  –   account number
  –   meter reading cycle
  –   rate class
  –   wholesale delivery point
  –   load profile category
  –   up to 12 months cumulative usage history
Supplier Information
                Mass List
 – Customer may elect to “opt-out”
 – Updated every 6 months
 – Available beginning November 1
    • Upon request until January 1, 2002
      (contact Supplier Relations)
    • On secured website after January 1, 2002
 – Format specified by VAEDT
 – Use the most current version
 Supplier Information

• Synchronization List
• IDR Historical usage
• Estimated system lambda
      Participation Status
MOCK UP OF PROPOSED PARTICIPATION STATUS WEBSITE PAGE


                                RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

                                 Phase 1 – Northern Virginia *

 Total Number of Customers Eligible to Choose            No. of Customers Who Have Switched

                 690,000                                                   0
             * Includes Central Virginia Customers who volunteered for the pilot program
        Participation Status

                      SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS & WORSHIP SITES

      Rate Class or           Total No. of Openings       No. of Customers Who            No. of Openings Still
  Equivalent Rate Class             in Phase I               Have Switched                     Available
GS-1 Customers
< 30 KW                              51,000                           0                         51,000
GS-2 Customers
30-500 KW                            10,400                           0                         10,400
Worship Sites                           900                           0                            900
Customers in all rate classes will be switched on a first-come, first-served basis until all openings are filled.
      Participation Status


                    LARGE COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS

                                                        Total Annual KWHs
       Rate Class or           Total Annual KWH          for Accounts that            Total Annual KWHs
  Equivalent Rate Class         Allowed in Phase I        have Switched                  Still Available
GS-3
Secondary Voltage               3,400,000,000                     0                    3,400,000,000
> 500 KW
GS-4
Primary Voltage                 2,600,000,000                     0                    2,600,000,000
> 500 KW
Large commercial & industrial customers will be switched on a first-come, first-served basis until the
established limits are reached. Each account switched is counted based on the annual usage of each account.
What’s Changed

       • No eligible list
       • No volunteering
       • No lottery
       • Unmetered services
       • No partial load
       • No off cycle switches
 CSP Registration With
Dominion Virginia Power
From the Beginning…



• Licensed by the Virginia State
  Corporation Commission
• CSP Registration Process with
  Dominion Virginia Power
   Registration Resources



• Dominion Virginia Power Website
  – www.dom.com/customer/vapower/energychoice/index.html
• Supplier Relations Account Managers
  – Walter Baker
  – Mary Edwards
   Registration Forms

• Forms
   – CSP Registration
   – Trading Partner Set-Up Form
   – TPC Checklist
   – Security Administrator Form
   – Rate Ready Form (Required for Rate
     Ready Billing)
 Supplier Agreements & Fees

• Agreements
  – CSP Agreement
  – Trading Partner Agreement
  – Transmission Agreements
     • ARTO (www.alliancerto.com)
• Registration Fee
  – $286.00
  Contacting Us...
• Supplier Relations Account Managers
  – Walter Baker
  – Mary Edwards
• Telephone & Fax
  – Office: 804-771-3585 or 804-771-6407
  – Fax: 804-771-8063 or 804-771-4964
• E-Mail
  – Supplier_Relations@dom.com
EDI Testing Overview


                 Randy Huffer
     VAEDT
• The Virginia Electronic Data Transfer Working Group
  (VAEDT) has revised the “VA Plan” to reflect Open Access
  requirements for data exchange.
• SCC’s Final Rules charge VAEDT with development of
  supporting EDI standards
• VA Plan and EDI Transaction Sets located at www.vaedt.org.
• Participants in Virginia must comply with the Virginia Plan and
  transaction sets.
  PREREQUISITES - PRODUCTION EDI


• Completion of State Licensing Requirements

• Completion of DVP Registration Process

• Completion of EDI Testing (Mutual Certification)
     Prerequisites for Fall 2001 Batch


• Apply for Open Access License by October 24.
• Return the Registration Form, EDI Set-Up Form and
  Checklist by COB on October 24.
• Attend October 24 2:00 Kickoff Conference Call.
• Complete Test Connectivity by COB October 26.
• CSP can test only one billing option.
NON-EDI TRANSACTIONS

The following Non-EDI transactions are used by DVP:
 – Mass List (VAEDT format)
 – Synchronization List
 – Historical Interval Data (proprietary format)

   DVP posts these files to its supplier secure webpages
       CONNECTIVITY TESTING

• DVP provides its EDI Set -Up information in an FAQ. See EDI
  - General section of FAQ’s on DVP’s website.
• To participate in Fall 2001 Batch, CSP must submit EDI Set-Up
  Form by COB on October 24 and complete connectivity test by
  COB on October 26.
• CSP will forward simple EDI814 Enrollment transaction to
  DVP. CSP may send Frame 1 as their connectivity file. DVP
  will return EDI997 to CSP.
         EDI Testing (Certification)

• Enrollment and Billing transactions will be tested in the same batch.
• DVP will generally allow up to six CSP’s in a batch.
• Fall 2001Testing period runs October 29 to November 29.
• Fall 2001 Batch Kickoff Conference Call at 2:00 on October 24.
  Participation is mandatory.
• Daily 2:00 Conference Calls begin October 29. Participation is
  mandatory. Toll free number and pass code will be provided.
 EDI Testing Frequency


• DVP will conduct EDI Testing on a quarterly basis.

• 2002 EDI Testing Schedule posted on DVP website.
      Test Plans

• CSP’s must obtain customer name and LDC account
  number from test Mass List on DVP’s supplier website.
• DVP uses thirteen Test Plan accounts.
• 1 - 5 apply to all billing options.
• 6 - 9 apply to Rate Ready CSP’s
• 10 - 13 apply to Bill Ready CSP’s.
      Full Test versus “Retest”


• CSP’s who served customers in DVP’s pilot have an
  abbreviated “retest”:
  Bill Ready - only Test Plans 12 and 13.
  Rate Ready - only Test Plans 6 and 9.
• All other CSP’s have the “full” test, based on billing
  option.
     DVP’s Checklist

• DVP does not send 814HU response when 867HU is sent
  to CSP.
• DVP does not send response for 814 Change Requests.
• DVP provides Historical Interval Data in proprietary
  format.