BC HYDRO S APPLICATION FOR 2004/05 AND 2005/06 REVENUE REQUIREMENTS BCOAPO et al. INFORMATION REQUESTS

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1 BC HYDRO S APPLICATION FOR 2004/05 AND 2005/06 REVENUE REQUIREMENTS BCOAPO et al. INFORMATION REQUESTS QUESTION 1 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-7, Tables 1-1 and 1-2 a) Please clarify what is included in low cost Heritage Resources b) Please provide the actual output from low cost Heritage Resources for each year from F1994 to F2003 inclusive and the forecast values for F2004, F2005 and F2006. c) Please explain the basis for the forecast values low cost Heritage Resources for F2004 through F2006. QUESTION 2 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-10, Table 1-3 Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-6, Table 2-6 Application, Volume 2, Appendix F (Load Forecast) a) Please indicate the specific table(s) in the Load Forecast that are the source(s) for the sales forecast set out in Table 1-3. QUESTION 3 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-10, lines a) Please describe the reliability criteria (energy and capacity) that BC Hydro uses to establish the need for additional resources. b) Please provide a schedule setting out BC Hydro s overall supply/demand balance for F2004, F2005 and F2006 (based on existing and currently committed resource additions) and indicate the degree to which there is a surplus/deficit in each year. QUESTION 4 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-11, lines 5-6 and 17-18

2 - 2 - a) Please reconcile the claim that BC Hydro has achieved reliability at costs lower than most comparable utilities with the fact that the overall reliability of its distribution system is currently only 3 rd Quartile compared to US and 2 nd Quartile compared to Canadian utilities. b) Please provide the study or reference materials comparing BC Hydro s distribution system reliability with that of US and Canadian utilities. c) What are performance measures does BC Hydro use to monitor distribution system reliability? Please provide the annual results for each measure for the years 1994F to 2003F inclusive. d) For each of the measures identified in (c), has BC Hydro established a target level of performance and, if so, what is it. If not, why not? QUESTION 5 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-11, lines a) What are performance measures does BC Hydro use to monitor transmission system reliability? Please provide the annual results for each measure for the years 1994F to 2003F inclusive. b) For each of the measures identified in (a), has BC Hydro established a target level of performance and, if so, what is it. If not, why not? c) Please provide any available comparisons of BC Hydro s transmission reliability with that of other US or Canadian utilities. QUESTION 6 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-13, lines a) Please provide BC Hydro s estimate of the transaction costs associated with a second rate hearing. QUESTION 7 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-15, lines 7-17

3 - 3 - a) Please provide a schedule that indicates how much of the revenue requirement increase from 1994F to 2005F is due to each of these principal drivers and, in each case, provide an explanation as to why costs have increased. QUESTION 8 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-18, lines 7-8 and page 1-25 a) Please indicate where in the organizational structure the Materials Management Business Unit is located. QUESTION 9 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-20, lines 8-12 a) Please provide a schedule setting out the actual revenues under the existing WTS tariffs for 2003F and those forecast for 2004F through 2006F. Please provide a breakdown by the major sources. QUESTION 10 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 1, page 1-21, lines a) Please provide a schedule setting out the (actual/forecast) net revenues for Powertech Labs Inc. for the years 1999F to 2006F inclusive. b) Why is no reference made here to the BC Hydro Services Asset Corporation? Will BCH SAC have net revenues for 2003F through 2006F? If so please provide the actual/forecast values and indicate how they affect BC Hydro s revenue requirement. If not, why not? QUESTION 11 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-3

4 - 4 - a) Please indicate, for F2005, the costs associated with BCTC for each expense item shown in Table 2-2. The intent of this question is to obtain an understanding of the costs (by line item) that were removed from the revenue requirement as a result of the establishment of BCTC. QUESTION 12 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-5 a) If the special dividend is actually paid to the Province in F2004 why aren t the retained earnings and allowed return on equity adjusted accordingly at that time? QUESTION 13 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-8, Table 2-8 a) Please explain in more detail the basis for determining the values for each of following items and the year over year changes for the F2004 to F2006: Net Sales to Powerex and Point to Point Wheeling Charges to Powerex QUESTION 14 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-9,lines 9-10 and lines a) Please provide the inflow assumptions used for F2004 through F2006 and compare with the actual values for F2003. b) Please explain more fully why the average cost of market purchases is expected to decline in F2006 from F2005. QUESTION 15 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-10, Table 2-10 and page 2-11 a) Is the forecasted OM&A expense for BCTC for F2006 $163 M?.

5 - 5 - QUESTION 16 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-10, Table 2-10 a) Please provide schedule setting and explaining the major contributing factors to the $52 M increase in OM&A from F2003 to F2004. QUESTION 17 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-13, Table 2-12 a) Please explain the significant increase in finance charges capitalized from F2005 to F2006. QUESTION 18 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-16 a) Please provide explain the reasons for the increase in depreciation and amortization expense from F2003 to F2004. QUESTION 19 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-16, lines a) Please explain why there is a $7M increase in depreciation in F2005 for a CIS system that came into service in December 2003 (i.e. F2004). QUESTION 20 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-18, lines 9-15 a) Please explain why, for ratemaking purposes, the increase in retained earnings attributable to the change in accounting policy should not be amortized over a fixed period and, thereby, reduce the revenue requirement. It seems customers are being asked to pay three times for the same expense: once when the original provisions for

6 - 6 - QUESTION 21 FRSR were made; a second time when the resulting net increase in retained earnings is allowed a return on equity and, a third time, when assets that do not have ARO liabilities are dismantled. Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-16, line 18 a) Please provide a copy of the depreciation study supporting the change in useful life. QUESTION 22 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-22, lines a) How does BC Hydro s propose to define and determine variable operating costs (line 16 and, also, page 2-23, lines 3-4)? b) Please provide a schedule, based on actual F2003 vs. BC Hydro s approved budget for F2003, setting out the events and their associated costs that would have met the following proposed criteria: Major maintenance expenditures greater than $1 million, related to a single event equipment or infrastructure failure (lines 17-18); Major operating, maintenance or general and administrative expenses greater than $ 1 million related to single weather-related events (lines 19-20); and Major capital expenditures incurred or advanced related to a single event equipment or infrastructure failure or weather-related events with an incremental impact on annual depreciation and finance charges greater than $ 1 million (lines 21-23). c) Why not also capture in the Heritage Deferral Account the impact (e.g. greater than $ 1 million) on depreciation and finance charges of any major delays or postponements in major capital expenditures or maintenance expenditures relative to those included in the revenue requirements application? QUESTION 23 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-22, lines 8-11

7 - 7 - a) Please outline how the actual Heritage Energy (i.e., the GWh s) will be established for purposes of the deferral account, e.g., will it be set at the forecast value as was done for Illustrative purposes in Appendix E of the April 30, 2003 Proposal? b) Please provide illustrative examples based on the F2006 forecast of how the actual Heritage Energy will be established in cases where: Thermal output from Heritage Resources and/or market purchases to meet load are higher than forecast as a result of either increased domestic load, increased use in lieu of non-heritage Resources, or lower hydraulic generation than forecast Thermal output from Heritage Resources and/or market purchases to meet load are lower than forecast as a result of either lower domestic load, lower use in lieu of non-heritage Resources, or higher hydraulic generation than forecast QUESTION 24 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-36, lines a) Please explain why it is appropriate to only include sustaining capital expenditures in the allocation base for General Costs as opposed to all Capital Expenditures. QUESTION 25 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-27, lines a) This allocation assumes that the benefits are split equally between the two units on an absolute dollar basis. Please explain why this approach is more reasonable than a proportional allocation which would assume that the benefits are proportion to the total costs associated with each line of business. QUESTION 26 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-43 a) Please provide a schedule that reconciles the capital asset expenditures shown here for F2003 to F2006 inclusive with the capital asset expenditures reported in the various Schedule D s.

8 - 8 - QUESTION 27 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-48 a) Does BC Hydro receive revenues for pole rentals to third parties and, if so, how and where are they recorded? b) Does BC Hydro receive non-tariff revenue from domestic customers such as administration fees, connection/re-connection fees or late payment fees and, if so, how and where are they recorded. Also, if so, please provide the values for F2003 through F2006. QUESTION 28 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-54 a) Please explain why both the Balance for CIAC and the Accumulated Amortization are adjusted for retirements. QUESTION 29 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, pages a) The cross-references shown for Other (i.e., C-3); Miscellaneous External Revenues (i.e., A-3); and Transmission 3 rd Party Wheeling Revenues (i.e., A-8) don t appear to reconcile with the totals reported in Schedule B for each of the lines. Please provide a reconciliation. b) Please provide a schedule setting out the allocation of total Miscellaneous Revenues, Other Energy Sales (i.e., Long Term Contracts) and Trade Income as per Schedule A.1 to functions for each year F2003 to F2006. QUESTION 30 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-64 a) Please provide a schedule for each year F2003 to F2006 setting out the OM&A - by function broken down as to:

9 - 9 - QUESTION 31 Direct Support Corporate Allocations (less) Capitalized (less) Recoveries Internal (less) Recoveries External Total Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-81, Schedule D1-3 a) Please provide a schedule that fully reconciles for each year (F2003 F2006), the cost of the Heritage Contract as shown in Schedule B (e.g. $1,052.6 M for F2006) with the cost shown in Schedule D1-3 & Table 5-1 (e.g., $1,138.2 M for F2006). QUESTION 32 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, page 2-92 b) Is there any reduction in Corporate Costs for BC Hydro as a result of the separation of BCTC? If not, why not? If yes, please provide an estimate of the reduction for F2006. QUESTION 33 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 2, pages a) Please provide schedule setting out BC Hydro s capital expenditures for the years F2003 to F2006, by function and by class of expense (i.e., sustaining vs. growth). b) Please provide a schedule setting out the head count for each function for F1999 to F2006. c) Please provide a definition of what is meant by head count. Does it include just full-time staff and/or just permanent staff? If so, please provide the annual full time equivalent employee values (F1999 to F2006) based on all staffing resources employed.

10 QUESTION 34 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 3, page 3-35, Table 3-17 and page 3-36, Table 3.18 a) Please explain the significantly higher Allocation from Distribution Corporate in OM&A costs for F2004 and in head count for F2003. QUESTION 35 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 3, page 3-37, lines and Table 3-20 a) Please indicate how much of the increase in head count and OM&A was due to the transfer of the Environmental Management and Governance Group. Also, please indicate where the Group was transferred from (i.e., which business unit will have experienced a corresponding reduction in OM&A and head count?) QUESTION 36 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 3, page 3-38, lines 3-6 a) Is the head count (and OM&A) associated with Risk Management new or was it transferred from other lines of business? QUESTION 37 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 3, page 3-42 a) Please explain the increase in headcount for Treasury for F2004 over F2003. QUESTION 38 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 3, page 3-49 a) Please explain the increase in head count (F2003 F2005) for Corporate Sustainability.

11 QUESTION 39 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 3, page 3-59, Table 3-41 a) Please indicate for F2004 through F2006, the changes (increase or decreases) in headcount for each Corporate Group that were the result of staff being transferred in from another line of business or being transferred out to another line business. In each case, please indicate the sending/receiving line of business. QUESTION 40 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 4, page 4-2, Table 4-1 a) Please provide the values for Table 4-1 for the years F2003 and F2004. QUESTION 41 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 4, page 4-17, Table 4-6 Application, Volume 1, Chapter 4, page 4-27, Table 4-11 a) Please provide a schedule that reconciles the energy supplied by IPPS and other long-term purchases as shown in Table 4-6 with the energy purchases shown in the Tables 4-4 and 4-5. b) Please reconcile the differences between the Pre-F2001 purchases shown in Tables 4-4 and c) Please reconcile the total purchases volumes as shown in Schedule A-9 (e.g., F2006-7,003 GWh), Tables 4-4 & 4-5 (e.g. F GWh) and Table 4-11 (e.g. F2006 6,995 GWh). QUESTION 42 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 4, page 4-22, Table 4-8 a) Please provide the specific table reference to the Load Forecast (Appendix F) from which the data was taken. (Note: While the values for Peak Load Requirements

12 QUESTION 43 match those shown in Table 5.1 of the Load Forecast, the values for Electricity Requirements do not) Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 5, page 5-2, lines 13-19; page 4-17, Table 4-6 and page 4-18, Table 4-7 a) Please explain why the forecast energy under the Heritage Contract for F2006 is only 47,616 GWh. In doing so, please outline BC Hydro s inflow and initial reservoir elevation assumptions for F2005 and F2006 and contrast them with those used to develop the Heritage Contract proposal. b) Please explain why the total forecast supply of energy under the Heritage Contract for F2006 is 1,384 GWh (i.e., 49,000 47,616) less that that provided in the original proposal when the hydraulic production forecast from Heritage Resources is only 382 GWh (i.e. 46,635 46,253 {see Table 4-11}) less than that used in the original proposal. c) Please explain how the volumes for thermal production and market purchases associated with the Heritage Contract are established. d) Are the non-heritage Resources shown in Table 4-11 all take or pay? Please discuss the extent to which the production the Heritage Energy is determined as the difference between domestic demand and commitments made for purchases from non-heritage sources. QUESTION 44 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 5, page 5-3, Table 5-2 a) Please provide the values for F2003 and F2004. b) Please provide a schedule setting out for F2003 through F2006 the volumes (GWh) associated with Heritage Hydro, Thermal Hydro (by station) and Market Purchases. QUESTION 45 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 5, page 5-15, lines 15-21

13 a) Please explain how trade revenue that could have been produced had all generation needed to meet domestic load and trade opportunities been available is determined. QUESTION 46 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 5, pages 5-26 to 5-27 a) Pleases outline the extent to which the Reliability Centred Maintenance and Equipment Health Rating initiatives were relied on to development the maintenance and capital programs included in the Application. b) Does BC Hydro expect full implementation of these programs to have a material effect on it resource requirements for capital or maintenance? Please explain. QUESTION 47 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-7, Table 6-1 a) Please extend Table 6-1 back to F2001. b) For F2005 and F2006, please indicate the split of costs between BC Hydro and BCTC for each line item. c) Please reconcile the F2006 total shown in Table 6-1 ($590.1 M) with the total transmission costs reported in Schedule C3 ($589.8 M) and in Schedule B-3 ($ {i.e., $399.8+$116.7+$61.0}). d) Please provide the head count for each OM&A function for each year F2004 through F2006. QUESTION 48 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-10, Table 6-4 a) Please provide the head count for each transmission function identified in Table 6-4 for the years F2004 through F2006. QUESTION 49 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-20, Table 6-6

14 a) Please provide the values for the three categories shown in the Table for F1999 to F2003. QUESTION 50 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-20, lines a) Please provide copies of the studies/assessments that substantiate the claim that the risk of service outages is increasing due to tree growth at the edge of the transmission lines easement. In addition, please provide the analysis used to determine that $3 M was required to address the issue. QUESTION 51 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-21, lines 9-14 a) Please provide copies of the studies/assessments that substantiate the claim that BCTC needs to perform additional ongoing maintenance to extend the asset life of ageing transmission infrastructure. b) Why are the activities identified considered incremental to ongoing transmission maintenance requirements? QUESTION 52 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-21, lines a) Please provide a history of unexpected maintenance expenditures (e.g., F1999 F2003) to substantiate the $2 M / annum value. QUESTION 53 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-21, lines a) Please provide a copy of the most recent Asset Maintain/Sustain Investment Plan.

15 QUESTION 54 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-26, Figure 6-1 a) Has BC Hydro established any targets as to % of assets in each category that should be characterized as poor on a long-term basis? If so please provide the targets and their underlying rationale. QUESTION 55 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-33, lines a) Please provide any supporting information BC Hydro has demonstrating that: On average its transmission equipment is ageing, and Its transmission equipment is older than that of the other utilities used for benchmarking purposes in Table 6-8. QUESTION 56 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-9, Tables 6-2 and 6-3 a) Please describe the accounting changes leading to the $14.9 M increase for F2004 (Table 6-3) and indicate whether they are one-time costs or will have an ongoing impact beyond F2004. b) Please confirm that in Table 6-2 the one-time BCTC establishment cost for F2004 is reported under General Administration. c) Please provide a schedule that breaks down each of the line items is Table 6-2 for F2005 and F2006 between BC Hydro and BCTC. d) For F2003 through F2006 please provide the head count associated with each of the first four line items shown in Table 6-2. For 2005 and 2006, please separate the head count between BC Hydro and BCTC. e) Please explain the difference between the annual values reported for BC Hydro Rights Management, Properties and Asset Retirement Obligation as reported in Table 6-2 and the annual values for BC Hydro Transmission Costs Rights Management and Property Services as shown in Table 6-9.

16 QUESTION 57 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-41, lines 8-9 a) Did the establishment of BCTC result in the transfer of any staff from BC Hydro s corporate functions to BCTC s corporate functions? If yes, how many staff were transferred and from what functional areas? b) Did the establishment of BCTC lead to a reduction in head count for BC Hydro s corporate functions? If so, how many and from what functional areas? QUESTION 58 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-41, line 24 to page 6-42, line 2 a) Has there been a rationalization of BC Hydro office space since the relocation of these 150 employees? If yes, please indicate the annual cost reduction for BC Hydro and where it is reported in the Application. If no, why not? b) The referenced text accounts for 290 of BCTC s staff, is this the same 290 discussed on lines 7-8 of page 6-41? QUESTION 59 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-43, Table 6-10 a) Is there a difference between the FTE as used in this table versus Head Count, as presented in other tables throughout the Application? If so, please explain. b) Please indicate the allocation of the 36 new positions to the various organization units. QUESTION 60 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-44, Table 6-12 a) Please confirm whether the $7.5 M funding for additional personnel is the cost of the 36 new positions identified on page 6-41.

17 QUESTION 61 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-46, Table 6-15 a) Please provide the annual totals for Growth Capital and Sustaining Capital back to F1999. QUESTION 62 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-48, lines 1-6 a) Please provide any information BC Hydro has on other utilities Capital Replacement Ratios for Transmission. b) Please provide the annual CRR for F1999 through F2006. QUESTION 63 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-74, Table 6-21 a) Please provide the tables values for F2001 through F2003 b) Please indicate for each year F2001 through F2006, what proportion of ancillary services are purchased from BC Hydro and indicate how this revenue is factored into BC Hydro s revenue requirement. QUESTION 64 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-79, Table 6-25 and page 6-80, lines 9-17 a) For F2005 and F2006 please indicate for each line in Table whether the cost recoveries and non WTS revenues accrue to BC Hydro or BCTC. b) Does $2.6 M in F2006 represent BC Hydro s complete cost of distribution dispatch or does it also provide part of the distribution dispatch function. If BC Hydro provides part of the distribution dispatch function please indicate: What services are provided by BCTC versus what is self-provided by BC Hydro? Why it more cost-effective for BCTC to provide the services it does? and

18 What are the annual costs for F2005 and F2006 for the BC Hydro s distribution dispatch activities? c) Does $1.1 M in F2006 represent BC Hydro s complete cost of generation dispatch or does it also provide part of the generation dispatch function. If BC Hydro provides part of the generation dispatch function please indicate: What services are provided by BCTC versus what is self-provided by BC Hydro? Why it more cost-effective for BCTC to provide the services it does? and What are the annual costs for F2005 and F2006 for the BC Hydro s generation dispatch activities? QUESTION 65 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-81, Table 6-26 and page 6-82, Table 6-27 a) Please confirm that the $106.3 M Service Fee to BCTC shown in Table 6-26 is established simply on the basis of BCTC overall net funding requirements for F2005, after allowing for other revenues and cost recoveries. b) Please explain how costs/charges associated with each of the three components of the Asset Management Fee to BCTC for F2006 are determined. QUESTION 66 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 6, page 6-85, Table 6-29 a) Please confirm that for F2006, the portion of the TRR to be recovered from BC Hydro will be established through the application of the WTS rates. If this is not the case, please explain how the portion of the TRR to be recovered from BC Hydro ( and its customers) will be determined. b) For each of the 5 line items in the bottom half of the Table, please indicate the amount that is expected to be recovered from BC Hydro through application of the WTS rates and describe how each amount was determined. QUESTION 67 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-3, lines 7-8; page 7-5, lines 5-6 and page7-37, lines 8-11.

19 a) Please provide data for the period F1999 to F2006 to demonstrate that the (average) age of the Distribution infrastructure is increasing and/or increasing proportions of BC Hydro s distribution assets are reaching or exceeding design life. QUESTION 68 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-11, lines and page 7-15, Table 7-1 a) Please break down the Direct and Support operating expenses shown in Table 7-1 and indicate the costs associated with Field Services. b) Please provide the annual values for Table 7-1 back to F2001. QUESTION 69 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-15, Table 7-2 a) Please provide the annual values for Table 7-2 back to F2001 b) Does BC Hydro track connection costs per customer for performance or cost management purposes? If so, please provide the history back to F2001. If not, why not? QUESTION 70 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-16, Table 7-3 a) Does the head count shown include Field Services providing services to Customer Projects? If so, please separate out. b) Please provide the annual values back to F2001. QUESTION 71 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-17, lines and page 7-21, Table 7-5 a) Please break down the Direct and Support operating expenses shown in Table 7-5 and indicate the cost associated with Field Services and Engineering Services.

20 b) Please provide the annual values for Table 7-5 back to F2001. QUESTION 72 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-21, Table 7-6 a) Please provide the annual values for Table 7-6 back to F2001. QUESTION 73 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-22, Table 7-7 a) Please confirm whether Table 7-7 just contains the Distribution Operation s staff or also reflects the head count for support provided by Field Services and Engineering Services. b) Please provide the annual values back to F2001. QUESTION 74 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-23, lines and page 7-37, Table 7-10 a) Please breakdown the Direct and Support operating expenses in Table 7-10 and indicate the portions associated with Field Services and Asset Management. b) Please provide the annual values for Table 7-10 back to F2001. QUESTION 75 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-30, Table 7-9 and page 7-31, Figure 7-34 a) Please provide a schedule setting out the calculation of the Electricity Distribution Cost per Customer shown in Table 7-9. b) Please explain the difference between the Electricity Distribution Cost per Customer for BC Hydro shown in Table 7-9 versus that shown in Figure 7-34 for F2005.

21 QUESTION 76 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-38, Table 7-12 a) Please confirm whether Table 7-12 just contains the Asset Managment s staff or also reflects the head count for support provided by Field Services and Engineering Services. QUESTION 77 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-39, Tables 7-13, 7-14 and 7-15 a) Please provide the annual values for all three tables back to F2001. QUESTION 78 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 7, page 7-40 a) Please clarify whether or not BC Hydro s Application includes proposed changes to the rates applicable to Non-Integrated Areas. QUESTION 79 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 8, page 8-7, Tables 8-1 & 8-2 and Appendix N, page 48 a) Please provide the annual vales for Tables 8-1 and 8-2 back to F2001. b) Please extend the Table on page 48 of Appendix N back to F2001. c) Please indicate, with reference to Appendix N, for which programs the Power Smart Youth Hires were made. QUESTION 80 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 8, page 8-10, lines 7-10; page 8-16, Table 8-7 and page 8-17, lines 3-7

22 a) What are the critical service level targets ABS is required to meet? b) Please describe the conditions under which ABS would be subject to financial penalties and what the scope of such penalties could entail. c) Does the contract with ABS include any bonuses that are linked to performance? If so, please describe what they are. QUESTION 81 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 8, page 8-19, Table 8-9 a) Please provide the annual values for Table 8-9 back to F2001. QUESTION 82 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 8, page 8-20, Table 8-11 a) Are there any performance targets for ABS with respect to bad debt management? If so, what are they? QUESTION 83 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 8, page 8-22, lines 3-16 a) Please provide the original business case and budget for the Northstar Project. b) Please indicate what the in-service cost of the project is and provide an explanation of any major variances from budget. QUESTION 84 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 9, page 9-11, Table 9-1 and page 9-12, Table 9-2 a) Please provide the annual values for both tables back to F2001.

23 QUESTION 85 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 9, page 9-18, Table 9-4 a) Are the costs shown in Table 9-4 charged to internal units as an OM&A expense and then the decision as to whether the costs will be expensed to current operations or capitalized is made by the line business receiving the charge? b) What proportion of Engineering Services were capitalized for each year from F2001 through F2006? QUESTION 86 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 9, page 9-33, lines 8-10 a) Please provide a copy of the 2003 PA Consulting T&D Best Practices Survey. QUESTION 87 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 9, page 9-50, Table 9-19 a) Please provide a schedule showing the derivation of Trade Income for F2003 through F2006 using the formula set out in BC Hydro s Heritage Contract Proposal (April 30 th, 2003), Volume 1, page 25. QUESTION 88 Reference: Application, Volume 1, Chapter 9, page 9-56, lines a) Please provide the analyses supporting the gross and net savings estimates associated with the ABS agreement. QUESTION 89 Reference: Volume 2, Appendix I, Power Smart 10-Year Program a) Please list the recipients of the industrial sector power smart partner and load displacement incentives planned for 2004/05 and 2005/06.

24 b) Please provide the specific rate impact evaluations that were undertaken in support of each of the incentives planned for 2004/05 and 2005/06. c) Please provide summaries of life cycle environmental impact assessments associated with the planned initiatives. d) Please provide a summary of the major assumptions used in these evaluations with respect to: -the probability that the measures would otherwise be undertaken, at some point over the planning period (i.e. free rider/persistence assumptions) -project performance -future customer load with and without power smart initiative -the seasonal and daily pattern of the program impact e) Please provide for the Weyerhaeuser/ Kamloops 30 MW turbo generator and Canfor/Prince George 48 MW turbo generator load displacement projects announced this past year: (i) the specific rate impact evaluations that were undertaken in support of the incentives to be provided; (ii) a summary of the major assumptions used in the evaluations; (iii) a summary of the major contract provisions regarding payment schedule, performance, liquidated damages, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, work stoppages or plant shutdowns; (iv) a summary of any differences in the main contract provisions used in new supply calls and these projects; (v) the reasons why these projects were not bid into or selected in BC Hydro s Customer-Based Generation Call in 2002; (vi) the effect these projects are expected to have on the timing and amount of new supply acquisitions, imports and exports (vii) a summary of the life cycle environmental impact these projects are expected to have. QUESTION 90 Reference: BC Hydro Response to BCUC Information Request 1.55 a) What assurances does BC Hydro have from BCUC or its customers that the effect of industrial power smart initiatives will be matched by a reduction in the recipient customers base load (tier 1 purchases)? b) Please provide any reports or recommendations Power Smart has prepared regarding how stepped rates should be implemented to maximize customers incentive to conserve?

25 c) What is BC Hydro s latest impact of industrial and total conservation potential, as defined in its conservation potential update report, taking stepped rates into account? QUESTION 91 Reference: BC Hydro Response to BCUC Information Request 1.50 a) Does a RIM test result of less than 1 indicate that non-participants are worse off as a result of the initiative? b) What RIM test result would BC Hydro require to acquire a new resource? c) What is the definition of utility benefits and costs used for calculating the utility test benefit-cost ratio? If lost revenues are ignored, why is the utility benefit-cost ratio calculated and used for evaluation purposes?

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