(2012 White Book) (updated February 8, 2013)
The 2012 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (2012 White Book) is BPA's latest projection of the Pacific Northwest regional retail loads, contract obligations, contract purchases, and resource capabilities. The 2012 White Book is a snapshot of conditions as of October 19, 2012, documenting the loads and resources for the Federal system and region for the 10-year study period OY 2014 through 2023. The White Book contains projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. The White Book also contains information obtained from formalized resource planning reports and data submittals including those from individual utilities, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC).
The 2012 White Book consists of a Summary Document and a 2-volume Technical Appendix. The Summary Document is available in both printed copy and electronically. The Technical Appendices are only available electronically.
To request a printed copy of the 2012 White Book Summary Document, please contact the BPA Public Information Center and ask for the 2012 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (DOE/BP-4476). Electronic (PDF) versions of the 2012 White Book Summary Document and Volumes 1 & 2 of the Technical Appendix are available below. If you have any problems viewing a document within your web browser, click on the link to the document with your right mouse button and select "Save Target As" to download a copy to a local drive.
- Summary Document (DOE/BP-4476)
(PDF, 138 pages, 1 MB ; posted February 8, 2013)
- Technical Appendix - Volume 1, Energy Analysis (DOE/BP-4477)
(PDF, 498 pages, XXX MB; posted February 8, 2013) (PDF, 426 pages, 4 MB)
- Technical Appendix - Volume 2, Capacity Analysis (DOE/BP-4478)
(PDF, XXX pages, XXX MB; posted February 8, 2013) (PDF, 468 pages, 4.8 MB)
- Click here to read the 2013 Resource Program
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