Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) was asked by Puget Sound Energy Inc. (PSE) to interconnect up to 1250 megawatts of electricity generated from PSE's Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project in Garfield and Columbia counties, Washington to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System. A final environmental impact statement that addressed impacts of the entire project was released by Garfield County on October 7, 2009. Garfield County approved the Conditional Use Permit on November 25, 2009.
BPA has constructed a new 500/230 kilovolt (kV) substation, called Central Ferry Substation, along its two existing Little Goose-Lower Granite 500-kV transmission lines to provide interconnection for PSE's Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project. The substation is located adjacent to the existing transmission line rights-of-way.
BPA has issued a tiered Record of Decision (ROD) under the Business Plan Environmental Impact Statement, approving the interconnection request, including new transmission facilities to begin construction in spring 2010.
For environmental information, contact:
Environmental Protection Specialist
Bonneville Power Administration ECT-4
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621
Direct line: 503-230-3469
RECORD OF DECISION:
Public Letter (01/29/2010)
Record of Decision (01/28/2010)
Updated Project Vicinity Map (01/28/2010)
Public Letter (10/16/2009)
Comment Form (10/16/2009)
Project Vicinity Map (10/06/2009)