PacifiCorp appreciates the opportunity to comment on Peak Reliability Coordinator’s (“Peak RC”) Budgeting Scenarios, which consist of: Scenario 1 – 2019 Status Quo and 2020 Transitional RC (“TRC”) and Scenario 2 – 2019 Wind Down and 2020 Wind Down Completion.
On July 18, 2018, Peak RC announced that it will cease operations, effective December 31, 2019, and will pursue the proposed Wind Down scenario.
PacifiCorp’s main focus is the viability of Peak RC and the assurance of reliable RC operations through December 31, 2019. Accordingly, PacifiCorp is supportive of continued development of a Peak RC Wind Down budget scenario for 2019/2020, including ensuring proper funding for employee severance and retention. However, PacifiCorp requests additional detail and transparency in order to fully evaluate Peak RC’s proposed Wind Down plan. PacifiCorp is committed to support Peak RC in this effort and looks forward to working closely with Peak RC to ensure a smooth, reliable transition through December 31, 2019 and an appropriate, efficient wind down of Peak RC.