REGIONAL PLANNING

Transmission Plan Project List

The purpose of the WestConnect Transmission Plan Project List Workbook (TPPL Workbook) is to facilitate the collection of and updates to transmission related projects which informs the development of the Base Transmission Plan in each WestConnect biennial regional transmission planning cycle. Refer to the WestConnect Order 1000 Business Practice Manual as well as the latest WestConnect Regional Study Plan for more information regarding the latest Base Transmission Plan. 

Energy Strategies is currently responsible for promptly updating the TPPL Workbook when notified and maintaining the “master” TPPL Workbook on the WestConnect website.

The WestConnect TPPL Workbook is available to WestConnect members and stakeholders via the instructions outlined below. Once you’ve downloaded either of the TPPL Workbooks, there is a TPPL Workbook Guide which provides instructions on how to use the TPPL Workbook to add or update its project data, and there is a TPPL Training Webinar for additional reference.

WestConnect Members and NDA Signatories:

The complete WestConnect TPPL Workbook contains non-public information, and as such, is made available only to members, and non-members who have signed the WestConnect Non-Disclosure Agreement, via a secure log-in to the WestConnect website.  For those who already have a log-in, the complete WestConnect TPPL  Workbook can be accessed using this link: Non-public WestConnect TPPL Workbook (note: macro-enabled workbook, and this link will take you to the website’s document repository in which you must hover over “Documents” to ensure you’re logged in).

1.  A User can request access by clicking on the “Request a Log In” link under Key Links on the
right side of the webpage.

  1. 2.  Energy Strategies will verify that the requestor is an authorized representative of a PMC
         Member entity or an entity that has signed the WestConnect NDA.

a. If WestConnect staff and Energy Strategies accept the new requestor’s credentials,
     then the information will be forwarded to the website administrator to create a user
     account. The User will receive a notification email containing a password that 
     indicates they now have permission to access the secure area containing the
     non-public TPPL documents.

b. If the User can’t be verified as an authorized representative of a PMC Member entity
     or an entity that has signed the WestConnect NDA, then the request for a username
     and password will be denied.

3. After the User receives a password, the User can login and have access to the 
     non-public WestConnect TPPL Workbook
(note: macro-enabled workbook, and this link will
     take you to the website’s document repository in which you must hover over “Documents”
     to ensure you’re logged in).

WestConnect Stakeholders:

A public version of the TPPL Workbook is available to WestConnect stakeholders who may want to submit to WestConnect information regarding their planned transmission project(s), not otherwise sponsored by a WestConnect Transmission Owner Member.  The public TPPL Workbook can be accessed using this link: Public WestConnect TPPL Workbook (note: macro-enabled workbook)

Current TPPL Project List

The current list of transmission projects submitted to the WestConnect TPPL Workbook can be accessed by members and stakeholders here: WestConnect Public TPPL Project List (Please note the timestamp in the “modifieddate” column which indicates when the information contained within the workbook was last collected/updated.)