BPA began talking with existing preference customers in 2016 to learn about their needs and interests for power service following the expiration of Regional Dialogue contracts in September of 2028. BPA held additional discussions with customers in 2019 and memorialized these findings in the Provider of Choice 2020 Engagement Summary. In 2021, BPA began exploring policy concepts in collaboration with public power customers.

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Workshops and presentations


This page contains several informational resources that provide foundational content and grounding for Provider of Choice policy and contract development activities. Materials include presentations and fact sheets on topics such as BPA’s governing statutes, the current long-term power sales contracts (Regional Dialogue), the tiered rate construct, and more.


BPA is accepting informal comments after Provider of Choice policy workshops. BPA will post written informal comments here. Note that BPA will not provide direct responses to informal comments. There will be opportunities for formal comments during the Provider of Choice draft policy and ROD phase, estimated to launch in mid to late 2023.  

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