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					                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                              EXPECTED
                                  TRANSMISSION PROJECT       IN-SERVICE      ANTICIPATED                 PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
      ORGANIZATION                     IDENTIFICATION           DATE            COST                        PROJECT/COMMENTS
AEPCO (Arizona Electric Power Participating in CATS, contact
Cooperative)                  Harlow Peterson for Arizona
                              transmission plans
AVA (Avista Corp.)             Increase ratings of Beacon-                                    Increase West of Hatwai rating to between 3500 and
                              Rathdrum, and both Noxon-Pine                                   4000 MW. This assumes that BPA has constructed
                              Creek 230 kV lines. Add second                                  the Bell-Coulee 500 kV line. This would also bring an
                              Beacon-Rathdrum 230 kV line.                                    additional 200 MW to the Idaho>NW path North to
                              Add Pine Creek-Rathdrum,                                        South.
                              Benewah-Shawnee and Hatwai-
                              Lolo 230 kV lines. Add a Lolo-
                              Oxbow and two Rosalia-Wanapum
                              230 kV lines
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro Nicola - Kelly Lake Series          2006            $15,000,000 Add series compensation to the existing Nicola - Kelly
and Power Authority)          Capacitors (Guichon)                                           Lake 500 kV line.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro Shunt Capacitors and Reactors      2002/7           $20,000,000 Additional shunt capacitors and reactors for voltage
and Power Authority)                                                                         support and control during high export and import
                                                                                             conditions.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Nicola - Ingledow with 50% series      2006      $210,000,000 Long term reinforcement required to the Vancouver
and Power Authority)           compensation                                                  load centre.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Selkirk to Alberta Border              2007      $204,000,000 A second 500 kV line paralleling the existing
and Power Authority)                                                                         interconnection.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Selkirk - Ashton Creek Capacitors      2007       $15,000,000 Series capacitors required in an existing transmission
and Power Authority)                                                                         line to import power from Alberta.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Selkirk - Nicola Series Capacitors     2007       $15,000,000 Series capacitors required in an existing transmission
and Power Authority)                                                                         line to import power from Alberta.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Selkirk - US Border for connection     2007       $25,000,000 A new 500 kV interconnection between the BCHA and
and Power Authority)           to Bell                                                       BPA transmission systems east of the Cascades.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Oliver - US Border for connection to   2007       $35,000,000 A new 500 kV interconnection between the BCHA and
and Power Authority)           Coulee                                                        BPA transmission systems east of the Cascades.
BCHA (British Columbia Hydro   Loop Waneta - Boundary to Selkirk      2007       $18,000,000 Loop the existing Waneta - Boundary line into Selkirk
and Power Authority)           and Nelway with Second Nelway                                 and Nelway, with an additional phase shifter, to
                               PST                                                           improve control of loop flow and increase transfer
                                                                                             capability.
BEPC (Basin Electric Power     Teckla-Carr Draw 230 kV line           2003                   Connect the Carr Draw substation (tapping into the
Cooperative)                                                                                 Buffalo-Wyodak 230 kV line) to the Teckla substation
                                                                                             (tapping into the Wyodak-Dave Johnston 230 kV line)
BEPC (Basin Electric Power     Additional Phase Shifter Control of     -                      To preserve the Wyoming to Colorado Scheduling
Cooperative)                   the TOT 3 Path                                                 Capability

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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                       EXPECTED
                                  TRANSMISSION PROJECT                IN-SERVICE   ANTICIPATED                PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                    IDENTIFICATION                    DATE         COST                        PROJECT/COMMENTS
BPA (Bonneville Power          Puget Sound Area Additions                 2002                   Serve growing load in Puget Sound area and return
Administration)                                                                                  Canadian Entitlement Energy. 9 mile line
BPA (Bonneville Power          North of John Day/North of Hanford        2004                    Relieves bottlenecks in North of John Day and North of
Administration)                Reinforcements                                                    Hanford areas in south-central Washington which will
                                                                                                 increase capability to serve load in Oregon and export
                                                                                                 power to California. 59 mile line
BPA (Bonneville Power          Cross Cascades North, add series          2003                    Increase capability to cross mountain transmission into
Administration)                capacitors at Shultz                                              Puget Sound.
BPA (Bonneville Power          Celilo Modernization                      2003                    Replace aging mercury arc valves to maintain the
Administration)                                                                                  existing transfer capability of Pacific DC Intertie.
BPA (Bonneville Power          West of McNary Reinforcements             2004                    Increase transfer capability of transmission west of
Administration)                                                                                  Hermiston, Oregon, to integrate new generation. 70
                                                                                                 mile line
BPA (Bonneville Power          Starbuck Generation Integration           2004                    Integrate new Starbuck generation in SE Washington.
Administration)                                                                                  15 mile line
BPA (Bonneville Power          Wallula Area Generation                   2004                    Integrate Newport generation in SE Washington. 30
Administration)                Integration                                                       mile line
BPA (Bonneville Power          I-5 Corridor Transmission                 2005                    Increase the capability of the transmission system
Administration)                Reinforcements                                                    through the Puget Sound area which will increase the
                                                                                                 usability of transmission from Canada to NW while
                                                                                                 maintaining load serving capability. 30 mile line
BPA (Bonneville Power          West of Hatwai Improvements               2004                    Increase the capability from Montana west through the
Administration)                                                                                  Spokane and Lewiston areas to meet existing and
                                                                                                 projected obligations. 85 mile line, possible series
                                                                                                 capacitors.
BPA (Bonneville Power          Possible second Hatwai-Lolo 230                                   Increase Idaho/Northwest transfer capability
Administration)                kV line and/or second McNary
                               Brownlee 230 kV or 500 kV line.
BPA (Bonneville Power          Paul-Troutdale 500 kV line                                        Increase Puget Sound/Portland transfer capability to
Administration)                                                                                  accommodate additional generation
BPA (Bonneville Power          Increase transfer capability of the                               Accommodate the loss of load and addition of new
Administration)                Northern Idaho/Western Montana                                    generation in the area
                               transmission system
BPA (Bonneville Power          500 kV line from McNary tapping                                   Increase transfer capability west of McNary to
Administration)                into the Ashe-Marion 500 kV line                                  accommodate additional generation
BPA (Bonneville Power          Double circuit loop of Hanford-                                   Increase the cross Cascades transfer capability into
Administration)                Ostrander 500 kV line into Big Eddy                               the Portland area
                               Substation

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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                       EXPECTED
                                  TRANSMISSION PROJECT                IN-SERVICE      ANTICIPATED               PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                     IDENTIFICATION                   DATE            COST                        PROJECT/COMMENTS
BPA (Bonneville Power          Chief Joseph-Monroe 500 kV line                                       Increase the cross Cascades transfer capability into
Administration)                                                                                      the Puget Sound area to meet winter load growth.
BPA (Bonneville Power          Little Goose-Starbuck 500 kV line                                     Increase the west of Hatwai capability beyond the
Administration)                                                                                      Coulee-Bell project mentioned previously.
BPA (Bonneville Power          Path 15 upgrades
Administration)
CAE (Caithness Energy LLC)                                                                           450 MW's of Geothermal generation are being added
                                                                                                     in the Dixie Valley Area.
CAE (Caithness Energy LLC)     Distributed inland intertie                                           Maximize utilization of existing rights of way and
                               conceptual plan based on the 218                                      minimize exposure to common corridor failures
                               mile Caithness 230 kV system and
                               right of way. Use the existing 450
                               mile corridor from Dixie Valley to
                               southern California. Add a link
                               between the Ft Churchill-Gonder
                               line and the Caithness line. Add a
                               line to Oreana 345 kV substation.
CAE (Caithness Energy LLC)     Wyoming -Caithness System line
CAE (Caithness Energy LLC)     Cross-donut grid or HVDC Grid
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,       Path 15 Upgrade, Los Banos-Gates         Oct-04     $250,000,000 to   Relieve congestion on Path 15 and increase the path
SCE, SDGE response             500 kV line (84 miles) and a                        $300,000,000      capability by 1500 MW.
                               second Gates-Midway 230 kV line.
                               Also, substation improvements.
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,       Path 26 Upgrade, additional            2002-2003 $20,000,000 to       Relieve congestion on Path 26 and increase the path
SCE, SDGE response             Midway-Vincent 500 kV line (112                  $30,000,000          capability by 1000 MW.
                               miles)
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,       Arizona-Southern California            2007-2011 $480,000,000 to      Facilitate delivery of new generation developed in the
SCE, SDGE response             Transmission Corridor, second                    $1,200,000,000       Southwest to California, if economically beneficial
                               Palo Verde Devers 500 kV line or
                               Palo Verde - Miguel 500 kV line
                               (240 miles)
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,       Southern California-Southern           2008-2011 $360,000,000 to      Facilitate delivery of new generation developed in
SCE, SDGE response             Nevada Transmission Corridor, 500                $1,000,000,000       southern Nevada to California, if economically
                               kV line between undetermined                                          beneficial
                               substations (180 miles)




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                                               LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                      EXPECTED
                                    TRANSMISSION PROJECT             IN-SERVICE    ANTICIPATED                    PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                       IDENTIFICATION                DATE           COST                            PROJECT/COMMENTS
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,        Northern California-Southern          2008-2011 $480,000,000 to       Facilitate delivery of new generation developed in
SCE, SDGE response              California Transmission Corridor,               $1,200,000,000        Northern California to southern California, if
                                Midway-Valley 500 kV line (240                                        economically beneficial
                                miles)
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,        Valley-Rainbow 500 kV line (50           2004   confidential due to   Increase SDGE import capability by 1000 MW.
SCE, SDGE response              miles) Include a flow control device            non-wires RFP
                                (phase shifter or UPFC or other
                                FACTS device)
Coordinated CAISO, PG&E,        Southern California-Mexico            2007-2010 Undetermined          Facilitate delivery of new generation developed in
SCE, SDGE response              corridor, 500 or 230 kV line                                          Mexico to California, if economically beneficial.
                                between undetermined substations.

CORL (Coral Energy)             Second Miguel-Mission 230 kV line                                     Integrate new generation and increase reliability in the
                                (in San Diego West of Miguel)                                         CAISO SP15 zone.

CSU (Colorado Springs Utilities) Midway-Laramie River 345 kV line                                     CSU doesn't plan to build but believe there is a need
                                 with taps to 230 kV system
CSU (Colorado Springs Utilities) Midway to Laramie 345 kV line with                                   There is a need for high voltage transmission
                                 taps to the 230 kV system                                            expansion along the front range from South to North.
CSU (Colorado Springs Utilities) Increase capability of TOT 5 and                                     Increase transfer capabilities of TOTs 5 and 3.
                                 TOT 3
CSU (Colorado Springs Utilities) Midway to Taos 345 kV line                                           This provides a 345kV path from Laramie River Station
                                                                                                      to the Four Corners area.
DOPD (PUD No. 1 of Douglas      None
County)
DYN (Dynegy Power Corp.)        Path 15 and Path 26                                                   These are obvious bottlenecks and are already the
                                                                                                      subject of upgrade plans
DYN (Dynegy Power Corp.)        Path 65 - Pacific DC Intertie                                         Replace mercury arc valves
DYN (Dynegy Power Corp.)        Path 21/Palo Verde to California                                      This is an unscheduled flow qualified path. This path is
                                                                                                      heavily loaded and there's a lot of new generation
                                                                                                      going into Arizona that will be competing for this path.
DYN (Dynegy Power Corp.)        Upgrade the 161 kV                                                    Improve the transfer capability
                                Parker/Blythe/N. Gila system
DYN (Dynegy Power Corp.)        500 kV lines into Las Vegas from                                      Strengthen the western grid and improve transfer
                                Idaho and from Four Corners                                           capability.
FARM (Farmington, City of)      San Juan-Farmington 230 kV            Summer 2004          $6,000,000 15 miles long.
FPLE (FPL Energy LLC)           None



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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                EXPECTED
                                   TRANSMISSION PROJECT        IN-SERVICE           ANTICIPATED                PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                    IDENTIFICATION             DATE                 COST                         PROJECT/COMMENTS
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Brownlee-Paddock Junction 230 kV 3/17/2001               $16,600,000 Improves Brownlee East Capacity. Part of the initial
                               Line                                                                 phase of the Brownlee-Boise project. Estimated
                                                                                                    Capacity 90 MW.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      New temporary in-state generation Summer 2001                        Reduces reliance on out-of state markets. Estimated
                                                                                                    Capacity 40-50 MW.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      New in-state generation                Summer 2001                   Reduces reliance on out-of state markets. Estimated
                                                                                                    Capacity 90 MW.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Ontario Series Capacitor and       Fall 2001              $6,200,000 Completes initial phase of Brownlee-Boise project.
                               Conductor Uprate                                                     Estimated capacity 100 MW.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Thermal Uprate of 230 kV Lines     Fall 2001              $1,200,000 Recovers capability lost due to reduction in interruptible
                               (Brownlee-Boise #1-#4, Brownlee-                                     load.
                               Oxbow, Brownlee-Hells Canyon)
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Peterson Flats 230 kV Capacitors Summer 2002               $2,500,000 Uprates existing Idaho-Montana 230 kV
                               (2-35 Mvar banks)                                                     interconnection. Estimated capacity 50 MV.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Bridger West Series Capacitor      Fall 2002                          Upgrade Series Capacitor Protection System/Replace
                               Upgrade                                                               Series Capacitor Banks.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Brownlee-Oxbow #2 230 kV Line    Summer 2004               $7,000,000 Final phase of Brownlee-Boise project. Improves
                                                                                                     Brownlee East Capacity. Estimated Capacity 100 MW.

IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Locust-Garnet-Caldwell 230 kV          Summer 2004        $20,000,000 For Boise valley local load service and new generator
                               Line                                                                  interconnection.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      New in-state generation (Garnet)       Summer 2004                    Reduces reliance on out-of-state markets. Estimated
                                                                                                     Capacity 250 MV.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Slatt to West Ada 500 kV line (300      Conceptual       $240,000,000 Capacity and cost depend upon location of the
                               miles)                                                                Northwest Connection Point: Slatt-Westbound
                                                                                                     emphasis, Lower Monumental-Eastbound emphasis.
                                                                                                     Capacity: 700 MW E-W, 650 MW W-E
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      West Ada to Midpoint 500 kV line        Conceptual        $95,000,000 Loop in existing Midpoint-Summer Lake into South
                               120 miles)                                                            Boise. Capacity: 700 MW E-W, 650 MW W-E
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Midpoint to Robinson 500 kV line         4 years         $200,000,000 Existing Route - Allows for Additional North-South
                               (250 miles)                                                           diversity exchange. Capacity 1200.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Robinson to Crystal 500 kV line          4 years         $200,000,000 Existing Route - Allows for Additional North-South
                               (255 miles)                                                           diversity exchange. Capacity 1200.
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Robinson to Intermountain PP 500         4 years         $130,000,000 Existing Route.
                               kV line (165 miles)
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Borah to Midpoint 500 kV line (85       Conceptual        $70,000,000 Build New Line and Uprate Existing Borah-Midpoint line
                               miles)                                                                to 50 kV. Moves Wyoming energy west. Capacity 800
                                                                                                     MW.

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                                                                        EXPECTED
                                    TRANSMISSION PROJECT               IN-SERVICE    ANTICIPATED              PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                      IDENTIFICATION                   DATE          COST                     PROJECT/COMMENTS
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Bridger to Borah 500 kV line (250        Conceptual      $200,000,000 Moves Wyoming energy west. Capacity 800 MW.
                               miles)
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Dave Johnson to Bridger 500 kV          Conceptual       $170,000,000 Moves Wyoming energy west.
                               line (215 miles)
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Bridger to Terminal 500 kV line         Conceptual       $190,000,000 Moves Wyoming energy southwest.
                               (235 miles)
IPC (Idaho Power Company)      Terminal to Intermountain PP 500        Conceptual        $80,000,000 Moves Wyoming energy southwest.
                               kV line (100 miles)
MPC (Montana Power             Integrate a Miles City DC intertie                                    Greater supply diversity.
Company)                       capacity upgrade into the MPC
                               system. Miles City-Colstrip 230 kV
                               line
MPC (Montana Power             Colstrip - Wyoming - Colorado 500          2005                       Integrate wind, coal fired and gas fired generation
Company)                       kV line) (Colstrip-Ault 500 kV line,
                               (500 miles)
MPC (Montana Power             Upgrade 161 kV Montana/Idaho tie           2005                       Help get Montana generation to the west cost.
Company)                       to 230 kV or add a 500 kV line. Mill
                               Creek-Midpoint 500 kV line (250
                               miles)
MPC (Montana Power             Upgrade West of Hatwai and                 2004                       Help get Montana generation to the west cost.
Company)                       Montana to the Northwest facilities,
                               possibly including an additional
                               line. Bell-Ashe 500 kV line (250
                               miles)
MPC (Montana Power             Montana-Alberta 500 kV line,             2004/2006                    Enable greater supply diversity
Company)                       Lethbridge - Shelby 230 kV line
                               (110 miles) or Cranbrook-Garrison
                               500 kV line (500 miles)
NEVP (Nevada Power             1. Harry Allen 500 kV switchyard         6/30/2003                    500 kV Transmission Delivery System
Company)                       2. Harry Allen-Crystal 500 kV line (6
                               miles)
                               3. Harry Allen-Northwest 500 kV
                               line (33 miles)
                               4. Harry Allen-Mead 500 kV line (60
                               miles),




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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                EXPECTED
                                TRANSMISSION PROJECT           IN-SERVICE         ANTICIPATED                PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                  IDENTIFICATION               DATE               COST                        PROJECT/COMMENTS
NEVP (Nevada Power           Addition of two, 230 kV Bighorn-     Apr-02                           230 kV Transmission Delivery System. Interconnect a
Company)                    Arden lines. Additional 230 kV                                         proposed 1,000 MW generation plant.
                            breakers at Arden switchyard.
                            Reconductor the existing Arden-
                            Decatur 230 kV lines.
NEVP (Nevada Power          Faulkner-Tolsen 230 kV line (5        Jun-03
Company)                    miles)
NEVP (Nevada Power          Tolsen-Arden 230 kV Upgrade           Jun-02                           Upgrade 5.5 miles of existing 954 ACSR to 954 ACSS.
Company)                    Project
NEVP (Nevada Power          River Mountains Project, two Mead-    Apr-01
Company)                    Equestrian and two Mead-Newport
                            230 kV lines. Equestrian-Faulkner
                            230 kV line
NRG Energy                  Hassyampa (south of PV) to             2003           $150,000,000.00 Allow 1200 MW additional flow to southern California.
                            Southeast California (near Yuma)
                            500 kV line
PNM (Public Service Company Bluewater-West Mesa 115 kV line      6/1/2002           $2,000,000.00 Increased thermal rating increases the Path 48
of New Mexico)              Upgrade                                                               Northern New Mexico import capability.
PNM (Public Service Company Norton-Hernandez 115 kV line         6/1/2002           $1,800,000.00 Current-limiting series reactor will be installed to limit
of New Mexico)              Upgrade                                                               flows through the Norton-Hernandez 115 kV line. This
                                                                                                  will allow higher flows on nearby 345 kV lines which
                                                                                                  were built to close the gap between Ojo and Norton.
                                                                                                  This will enhance the capability of Path 48 in Northern
                                                                                                  New Mexico
PNM (Public Service Company BA to Zia (RS) 115 kV line Upgrade          2001        $1,155,000.00 Upgrade the current carrying capability of the RS 115
of New Mexico)                                                                                    kV line.
PNM (Public Service Company Santa Fe, New Mexico to Las               2002/2003                   The TSGT Colorado-New Mexico Interconnection
of New Mexico)              Vegas, New Mexico 115 kV                                              Project will overload PNM's Santa Fe - Las Vegas 115
                            Transmission Line Upgrades                                            kV line. The project will remove existing sag limitations
                                                                                                  in the 115 kV line.
PNM (Public Service Company North Central New Mexico Power            2003/2004                   Studies indicate PNM will be unable to meet NERC and
of New Mexico)              Supply Project (NCNMPSP)                                              WSCC Reliability Criteria in winter 2003-2004. A
                                                                                                  Public participation process will identify project
                                                                                                  solutions. Implementation of the NCNMPSP will
                                                                                                  address a long-term solution in Santa Fe and Las
                                                                                                  Vegas (New Mexico) areas.




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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                       EXPECTED
                               TRANSMISSION PROJECT                   IN-SERVICE   ANTICIPATED                PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                 IDENTIFICATION                       DATE         COST                        PROJECT/COMMENTS
PNM (Public Service Company Northern New Mexico 345 kV                    2001                   There is a strong need to enlarge the existing northern
of New Mexico)              Transmission                                                         New Mexico bulk transmission system to meet
                                                                                                 projected loads by the mid 2000s. Addition of
                                                                                                 transmission capability in northern New Mexico will
                                                                                                 result in reducing transmission congestion and the
                                                                                                 resulting need for dependence upon specific
                                                                                                 generating units and fuel types.
PPL (PPL Montana, LLC)         Yellowtail to Denver 230 kV                                       Upgrade the 230kV system to 500kV from Yellowtail to
                               upgrade to 500 kV                                                 Denver
PPL (PPL Montana, LLC)         Garrison to Brady 230 kV upgrade                                  Upgrade the 230kV system to 500kV from Garrison to
                               to 500 kV                                                         Brady
PRPA (Platte River Power       Increase capability of Tot 3 and Tot                              Transmission additions to increase import capability
Authority)                     5 paths                                                           into eastern Colorado, such as TOT 3 or TOT 5 would
                                                                                                 create additional access to remote generation for
                                                                                                 serving the Colorado Front Range Loads.
PRPA (Platte River Power       Two Elk-Laramie River-Ault-Green          2004                    Increase TOT 3 and TOT 7 transfer capability
Authority)                     Valley 345 kV line proposed by
                               NAPG
SCL (Seattle City Light)       Bothell 230 kV transformer upgrade        2002                    Replace two existing 150 MVA with 300 MVA
                                                                                                 transformers at Bothell Substation.
SCL (Seattle City Light)       Boundary-Bell 230 kV line 4                                       Add a 4th Boundary-Bell 230 kV line to eliminate the
                                                                                                 Boundary RAS Scheme.
SCL (Seattle City Light)       Bell-Coulee 500 kV line                                           Relieve congestion on the west of Hatwai path
SCL (Seattle City Light)       Pacific 500 kV AC/DC                                              Increase capacity on the Pacific 500 kV AC/DC Intertie
                                                                                                 (This has been derated from 5200 to 4800, now to
                                                                                                 4500)
SCL (Seattle City Light)       Western Washington 500 kV                                         To increase capacity and reliability on the Northern
                               additions (Monroe-Echo 500 kV,                                    Intertie.
                               BPA and P44 plans)
SCL (Seattle City Light)       Additional Cross Cascades 500 kV                                  To increase transmission capacity to the Puget Sound
                               lines                                                             Area.
SMUD (Sacramento Municipal     Path 15                                                           SMUD is currently following Path 15 upgrade studies
Utility District)                                                                                being conducted by PG&E. Depending on the
                                                                                                 proposed solution and how it impacts us, we may elect
                                                                                                 to participate in this project.




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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                  EXPECTED
                                   TRANSMISSION PROJECT          IN-SERVICE       ANTICIPATED               PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
      ORGANIZATION                       IDENTIFICATION              DATE             COST                      PROJECT/COMMENTS
SNPD (PUD No. 1 of             FPL Energy requested a generator    4th quarter                  Integrate two 248 MW generators
Snohomish County)              interconnection to the BPA             2003
                               transmission system (Snohomish
                               substation) Everett-Snohomish 230
                               kV line (11 mile)
SRP (Salt River Project)       Palo Verde -southwest Phoenix         Jun-03    $60,000,000 to
                               500 kV line (50 miles)                          $90,000,000
SRP (Salt River Project)       Perkins-Mead-Marketplace 500 kV                                  Increase line rating from 1300 MW (phase shifter
                               line conversion to 500 kV DC (256                                rating) to 2200 MW by adding DC converter stations at
                               mile)                                                            each end.
SRP (Salt River Project)       SRP participates in the CATS                                     Framework for participating entities to plan and
                               (Central Arizona Transmission                                    coordinate transmission lines, receiving stations and
                               System) study group which is                                     interconnections.
                               studying EHV transmission needs
                               in Arizona and New Mexico
SPP (Sierra Pacific Power      Falcon-Gonder 345 kV line              6/30/2003                 Construction of 180 miles of 345-kV line from Falcon
Company)                                                                                        Substation to Gonder Substation. Includes the
                                                                                                installation of one fixed 48 MVAR line reactor at
                                                                                                Falcon, and the installation of two switched 48 MVAR
                                                                                                line reactors, and two 345/230kV 300 MVA
                                                                                                transformers at Gonder. Associated with this project is
                                                                                                the installation of four capacitor banks totaling 180
                                                                                                MVAR at the Austin, Hilltop, Humboldt, and
                                                                                                PacifiCorp's Pavant Substation by 6/01.
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Saguaro - Tortolita 500 kV line          2003                    1 mile
Company)
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Springerville -Greenlee 345 kV line      2004                    110 miles
Company)
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Tortolita -South 345 kV line             2010
Company)                                                                                        68 miles
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Westwing -South 345 kV line              2006                    178 miles
Company)
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     South -Gateway 345 kV line               2003                    70 miles
Company)
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Palo Verde -Saguaro 500 kV line          TBD
Company)
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Saguaro -Winchester 500 kV line          TBD
Company)

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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                    EXPECTED
                                   TRANSMISSION PROJECT            IN-SERVICE   ANTICIPATED                 PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
      ORGANIZATION                      IDENTIFICATION                DATE         COST                        PROJECT/COMMENTS
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Westwing-South 345 kV line near         2003
Company)                       Hydrus Ave & Andromeda and                                        14 miles
                               Toltec Substation
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Springerville -Coronado 345 kV line     2004
Company)                                                                                         22 miles
TEP (Tucson Electric Power     Toltec -Saguaro 500 kV line            2003                       20 miles
Company)
WAPA (Western Area Power       Parker Dam Substation South to         2003       $26,000,000.00 Increase in the Parker South Transmission capacity
Administration)                Gila Substation Upgrade                                          into the Yuma load pocket by 100+ MW. Upgrade 161
                               (Arizona/California Border).                                     kV lines south of Parker Dam to 230 kV.
                               Upgrade 161 kV lines south of
                               Parker dam to 230 kV.
WAPA (Western Area Power       South of Phoenix Project (Arizona).    2004       $18,500,000.00 The capacity increase will forgo an overload problem
Administration)                Upgrade Liberty-Maricopa 115 kV                                  being caused by major increases in population in the
                               to 230 kV and extend to Casa                                     Maricopa area.
                               Grande.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Rogers Substation to Coolidge          2004                      Increases capacity from Pinnacle Peak to Coolidge by
Administration)                Substation 230 kV upgrade                                        upgrading the weakest link. This project is desired by
                               (Arizona)                                                        Salt River Project for delivery to one of their
                                                                                                Substations.
WAPA (Western Area Power       345/230 kV Transformer Addition at     2004        $3,000,000.00 This additional transformer will assure the continued
Administration)                Shiprock Substation (New Mexico)                                 reliability of the area 230-kV transmission system for
                               to accompany increase of Shiprock-                               interruptions on the 345-kV system.
                               Four Corners to 345 kV
WAPA (Western Area Power       Addition of a third 230/345 kV         2008        $5,000,000.00 The ability of the CRSP transmission system to move
Administration)                transformer at Glen Canyon                                       power and energy south of Glen Canyon is limited by
                                                                                                the transfer capability of the two existing 230/345-kV,
                                                                                                300 MVA transformers. In instances when generation
                                                                                                on the 345-kV bus at Glen Canyon is limited,
                                                                                                transformers from the Glen Canyon 230-kV generating
                                                                                                bus and the 230-kV CRSP transmission system from
                                                                                                the east and north are limited to 600 MW. The addition
                                                                                                of a third similarly sized transformer would assure the
                                                                                                move of sufficient power from the Colorado area to
                                                                                                meet requirements in Arizona.




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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                  EXPECTED
                                  TRANSMISSION PROJECT           IN-SERVICE   ANTICIPATED                   PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                      IDENTIFICATION             DATE         COST                            PROJECT/COMMENTS
WAPA (Western Area Power       Sacramento Transmission Planning      2005                       The Sacramento area is exposed to an acute voltage
Administration)                Group (California) has identified                                collapse during the summer peak load period due to a
                               several transmission projects                                    lack of local generation and import limitations.

WAPA (Western Area Power       Path 15 or Los Banos - Gates 500 -     2004    $250,000,000.00 Provide added security to the interconnected WSCC
Administration)                kV (California)                                                transmission system. This project is about 90 miles
                                                                                              and will serve many purposes including completing the
                                                                                              most limiting part of the Pacific AC Intertie System. An
                                                                                              increase transfer capability of 1,500 - 2,000 MW is
                                                                                              expected.
WAPA (Western Area Power       O'Banion - Tracy Double Circuit        2004     $10,000,000.00 Network reconductoring and reinforcement to increase
Administration)                230-kV Transmission Upgrade                                    the current carrying capability and generation
                               (Northern California)                                          availability and reduce automatic under-voltage load
                                                                                              shedding requirements in the Sacramento area.

WAPA (Western Area Power       Elverta 230-kV Substation              2004     $15,000,000.00 Upgrade the network to improve network reliability.
Administration)                Additions & Reinforcements
                               (Northern California). Expand to
                               breaker and half.
WAPA (Western Area Power       O'Banion to Elverta New Double         2004     $30,000,000.00 This 26 mile project would deliver the total output of the
Administration)                Circuit 230-kV Transmission line                               Sutter Power Plant, 525 MW and the federal
                               (Northern California)                                          hydroelectric power to the greater Sacramento area
                                                                                              loads and would eliminate the need for automatic
                                                                                              Under-Voltage Load Shedding.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Miles City DC Tie Expansion and        2004    $155,000,000.00 Expanding the existing 200 MW Miles City DC Tie by
Administration)                Miles City-Broadview 345 kV line                               up to 400 MW to improve transfer capability between
                                                                                              MAPP and WSCC reliability regions.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Fort Peck Area Transmission            2004     $40,000,000.00 Network integration of up to 300 MW of additional
Administration)                Upgrades, Increase Ft. Peck-Havre                              generation to the west transmission grid.
                               voltage to 230 kV
WAPA (Western Area Power       Charlie Creek - Watford City -         2005     $20,000,000.00 Replacement of the 75 mile 115 kV line with a new 230
Administration)                Williston 115 to 230 kV Upgrade                                line to improve load serving and transfer capability of
                                                                                              the Western ND area.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Wolf Point - Williston 115 to 230      2006     $48,000,000.00 Replacement of the 130 mile 115 kV line with a new
Administration)                Upgrade                                                        230 line to improve load serving and transfer capability
                                                                                              of the Western MT area.




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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                     EXPECTED
                                   TRANSMISSION PROJECT             IN-SERVICE   ANTICIPATED                    PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                      IDENTIFICATION                DATE         COST                            PROJECT/COMMENTS
WAPA (Western Area Power       Pacific Northwest Southwest              TBD                          WAPA has studied this line, has done significant
Administration)                Intertie (DC Intertie through Nevada                                  environmental work, and indeed, even still retains
                               and Arizona)                                                          easements for the project. This project was
                                                                                                     terminated but would have easily paid for itself by this
                                                                                                     time. The revisit to this project is recommended.

WAPA (Western Area Power       Add phase shifters to the TOT1A        N/A           $34,000,000.00 Installing the PST's would allow increased utilization of
Administration)                or TOT3 lines                                                       existing transfer capability by shifting inadvertent flows,
                                                                                                   but would not increase transfer capability of the paths.

WAPA (Western Area Power       Cheyenne - Nunn 115-kV line            2004           $7,600,000.00 This line was originally constructed in 1939. Sections
Administration)                rebuild/voltage increase                                            of the line have been rebuilt and combined with other
                               (Colorado/Wyoming)                                                  projects over the years. WAPA has done investigative
                                                                                                   studies to look at rebuilding the lines as a double circuit
                                                                                                   115/230 or 345-kV line utilizing the existing corridor.
                                                                                                   Other transmission path upgrades would also be
                                                                                                   needed to increase the Tot 3 transfer capability

WAPA (Western Area Power       Laramie - Miracle Mile 115-kV line     2006          $23,000,000.00 Increase transfer capability in Central Wyoming.
Administration)                rebuild/voltage increase (Wyoming)

WAPA (Western Area Power       Powder River - Denver Project          2005       $300,000,000.00     This line would increase the TOT3 transfer capability
Administration)                North American Power Group is                            to           between 300-500 MW.
                               Project Sponsor Central Wyoming                   $400,000,000.00
                               to northeast of Denver, 310 miles
                               long. (Colorado/Wyoming)

WAPA (Western Area Power       Wyoming - Colorado, Utah, Arizona      2005                         Increase transfer capability to allow merchant
Administration)                Transmission                                                        generation to interconnect. Get between 500-1500
                                                                                                   MW of new generation out of Wyoming to loads in
                                                                                                   Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Glen Canyon - Navajo Generating        TBD              $35,000,000 Increase transfer capability between Colorado and
Administration)                Station 500 kV Tie-line (Arizona)                                   Arizona
WAPA (Western Area Power       Add series compensation in the         2005              $5,000,000 Increase the transfer capability of the Curecanti-
Administration)                Curecanti-Midway 230 kV line                                        Midway 230-kV transmission line and TOT5 by 100
                                                                                                   MW




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                                              LOG OF RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION ADDITIONS
                                                                    EXPECTED
                                   TRANSMISSION PROJECT            IN-SERVICE   ANTICIPATED                  PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
       ORGANIZATION                     IDENTIFICATION                DATE         COST                          PROJECT/COMMENTS
WAPA (Western Area Power       Phase II - Rifle - Shiprock Upgrade     2012        $160,000,000 Upgrading WAPA's 230-kV line between Rifle and
Administration)                to 345-kV (Colorado)                                             Shiprock Substations would increase the transfer
                                                                                                capability.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Phase III - Second Craig/Rifle-San     2020         $230,000,000 This line addition would provide a capability similar to
Administration)                Juan 345-kV Transmission Line                                    that of WAPA's uprated Curecanti-Shiprock 345-kV
                               (Colorado)                                                       transmission line.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Shiprock-Glen Canyon 345-kV            2012         $115,000,000 This upgrade of the existing 230-kV transmission line
Administration)                Uprate (Arizona)                                                 would help unload the bottleneck to transmission of
                                                                                                power west out of the Four Corners area. The existing
                                                                                                230-kV line is loaded fully to satisfy WAPA's
                                                                                                requirements with no room to accommodate possible
                                                                                                transactions for others.
WAPA (Western Area Power       Upgrade Curecanti-Montrose to          2010          $20,000,000 The transfer capability of the 138-kV, 230-kV, and 345-
Administration)                345-kV (Colorado)                                                kV lines that form the TOT2A path is limited by the
                                                                                                thermal rating of the existing 115-kV line. Upgrading
                                                                                                the line for 345-kV operation would eliminate this limit.

WAPA (Western Area Power       Upgrade Curecanti-Midway for 345-      2010          $115,000,000 The line would provide needed transmission capability
Administration)                kV Operation (Colorado)                                           to get generation into and out of the area.
WAPA (Western Area Power       North Dakota 345-kV Project,           2008          $120,000,000 Project will provide an outlet for up to 600 MW of wind
Administration)                Upgrade the 350 mile Bismarck-                                    development in ND by increasing the present North
                               Jamestown-Fargo-Morris-Granite                                    Dakota export limit. Will improve inter-area transfer
                               Falls 230 kV line to 345 kV.                                      capability.
WAPA (Western Area Power       South Dakota 345-kV Project,           2009           $70,000,000 Project will provide an outlet for up to 600 MW of wind
Administration)                Upgrade the 280 mile Ft Thompson-                                 development in SD by increasing the present inter-area
                               Huron-Watertown-Granite Falls 230                                 transfer capability.
                               kV line to 345 kV.




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