BPA Customers Save Energy and Avoid Large Rate Hike

August 16, 2001
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The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has announced that the Pacific Northwest’s utilities and industries committed to reducing electrical demand by a total of 2,277 MW, which helped to avoid a potential 250% rate hike. Because of this demand reduction, BPA will instead increase its rates by 46% as of October 1. A drought in the Pacific Northwest has led to limited hydroelectric resources.

Publication date: 08/20/2001

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