The Bonneville Power Administration is asking potential alternative energy developers for information about their plans in the Pacific Northwest.
BPA will use the information about prices, costs and locations to plan for future renewable power acquisitions. The federal power agency markets about one-third of the electricity consumed in the region.
"The Federal Columbia River Power System has, for generations, provided low-cost, reliable and emission-free power for the Pacific Northwest," says Paul Norman, senior vice president of Power Services. "But those resources are getting stretched thin. BPA's Request for Information will help position us to tap more renewable, greenhouse gas-free resources to help meet load growth."
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