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Conservation Key to Meeting Growth

by Staff
BPA Journal, October 2010

Most of BPA's incremental energy needs for the next several years can be met by meeting energy efficiency targets and relying on short- and mid-term market purchases.

That's according to BPA's recently released Resource Program which analyzes the agency's resources and supply obligations through 2019. It also informs BPA choices regarding the types of resources available for acquisition over the planning period, and is consistent with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Sixth Power Plan.

In addition to relying on conservation, BPA plans to continue to:

BPA sells its wholesale power at cost to regional consumer- owned utilities. Under law, the agency must meet the power needs of its customers, also known as public and preference customers. The Resource Program will be updated periodically.

Conservation Key to Meeting Growth
BPA Journal, October 2010

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