(2013 White Book) (updated October 31, 2013)
The 2013 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (2013 White Book) is BPA's latest projection of the Pacific Northwest regional retail loads, contract obligations, contract purchases, and resource capabilities. The 2013 White Book is a snapshot of conditions as of October 1, 2013, 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).
Starting with the 2012 White Book, BPA changed the annual production schedule for future White Books. BPA is scheduled to publish a complete White Book, which includes a Federal System Needs Assessment analysis, every other year (even years). In the odd-numbered years, BPA will publish a biennial summary update (Supplement) that only contains major changes to the Federal System and Regional System analyses that have occurred since the last White Book. The Technical Appendices for the White Book will continue to be available electronically on an annual basis. The 2013 White Book Supplement updates the Federal System and Regional System analyses by including the total retail load, contracts, and resource forecasts through October 1, 2013
The 2013 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 2013 White Book Summary Document, please contact the BPA Public Information Center at, 1-800-622-4520, and ask for the 2013 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (DOE/BP-4557). Electronic (PDF) versions of the 2013 White Book Summary Document and Volumes 1 & 2 of the Technical Appendix are only available in electronically form 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-4557)
(PDF, 52 pages, 1.1 MB ; posted October 31, 2013)
- Technical Appendix - Volume 1, Energy Analysis (DOE/BP-4558)
(PDF, 426 pages, 4.5 MB ; posted October 31, 2013)
- Technical Appendix - Volume 2, Capacity Analysis (DOE/BP-4559
(PDF, 468 pages, 5.2 MB ; posted October 31, 2013)
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