General BPA Information
- Energy Imbalance Market: On Sept. 26, 2019, BPA signed an implementation agreement with the California Independent System Operator and a record of decision in a move toward joining the Western Energy Imbalance Market in 2022.
- Columbia River Treaty: Information about the Columbia River Treaty, an international agreement between Canada and the United States for the cooperative development and operation of the water resources of the Columbia River Basin for the benefit of both countries. Additional information is available here.
- Audits: Final reports and audits of BPA and other agency programs can be found at: the Department of Energy Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.
- Rate Cases: Information detailing how BPA establishes rates for power and transmission services
BPA Environment, Fish and Wildlife Information
- Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement (CRSO EIS): The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and BPA have signed a Record of Decision.
- Environmental Analysis Information: Data regarding BPA's environmental analyses of the potential effects of proposed actions on air, water, wetlands, endangered species, the social environment, and economies:
- Publicly-available information, related to BPA's operations, that is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):
- Detailed Total Dissolved Gas (TDG) Reports: Information about TDG at dams and reservoirs in the Columbia River Basin. Includes hourly spill data for each dam.
- Daily Spill Reports: Information about daily spill at dams and reservoirs in the Columbia River Basin.
- Fish Passage Plans: Developed by USACE in coordination with BPA and regional federal, state, and tribal fish agencies, these plans describe year-round operations and maintenance actions to provide fish passage and protection at the eight Corps projects on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. Plans dating from 2005 include the federal court-ordered spill requirements.
Unclaimed Money from the Government
BPA often receives inquiries regarding unclaimed money such as, but not limited to:
- Uncashed and/or unclaimed checks
- Unrefunded cash escrows and/or cash deposits
- Tax overpayments and/or unclaimed tax refunds
Being a federal entity, BPA is not permitted to issue debt. The management of federal payments is done by and through the United States Department of Treasury. Questions concerning uncashed/non drawn federal checks for claims against the United States should be directed to the Secretary of Treasury.
Publicly Available Software
Below is a list of publicly-available software. You may click a link to save the selected software to your device:
- Advanced Tower Analysis and Design System: This program is designed to provide a structural engineer with a set of tools for analysis and design of lattice transmission structures.
- Anypole: This program is used to calculate corona onset for positive or negative conductors.
- Corona and Field Effects: This program calculates AN, RI, TVI, ozone, corona loss, electric field, space potential, magnetic field, and conductor surface gradient for either ac or dc lines.
- Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP): This program is used by power systems engineers to analyze electromagnetic transients and associated insulation issues.