Who we are
AffordableAs a self-funding, nonprofit federal power marketing administration within the Department of Energy, BPA covers its costs by selling its products and services. This cost-based model allows BPA to offer affordable power and transmission services that drive the region’s economy.
Carbon-freeThe federal hydropower system is the Pacific Northwest’s biggest source of clean energy. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal dams in the Northwest that are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. We also market power from one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants. The nonfederal nuclear plant, Columbia Generating Station, is owned and operated by Energy Northwest.
ReliableHydropower is one of the most reliable sources of energy. Plus, BPA operates and maintains about 15,000 miles of high-voltage transmission in its service territory. We use industry-leading asset management practices to keep the lights on and restore power quickly if there are interruptions. BPA’s territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
BPA funds regional efforts to mitigate the impacts of the federal dams on the region’s fish and wildlife species.
Provider of Choice Public Workshop
Additional meeting details will be posted soon.
Day-Ahead Market Participation Workshop
BPA is holding a series of workshops to establish a policy direction on potential day-ahead market participation.
Quarterly Business Review FY2023 Q4
The Quarterly Business Review is a forum to share BPA's financial results and provide updates on major spending areas such as proposed capital projects.
BPA is committed to keeping its customers and the public up to date on its initiatives with timely and transparent news articles and releases.
Who we are
BPA delivers reliable, affordable and carbon-free hydropower produced in the Columbia River Basin to communities across the Northwest. Learn more about BPA's vision, policies and how to get in touch.
BPA is committed to careful cost management consistent with its legal obligations, sound business practice and environmental stewardship. For information about BPA’s financial reports, public processes, asset management and more, see our Company Finances page.
When you work at BPA you will be defining the future of energy by finding the lowest cost, most reliable power solutions for Northwest communities and residents.
Hydropower Flows HereBPA is critical to the Northwest's clean energy future. "Hydropower Flows Here" is an educational effort intended to share information about the various attributes of BPA's renewable, clean, reliable electricity that powers nearly 60% of Northwest homes and businesses.
Today, nearly 3 million people and more than 1.2 million jobs depend on BPA power.