Below is a list of frequently-requested, publicly-available BPA documents.
- BPA and the Struggle for Power at Cost: Published in 1987, this book is a treasure trove of information
about the 50-year development of the Bonneville Power Administration and 100-year electrical history of the Pacific Northwest. Maps, photos, paintings, newpaper articles, historical data, and more!
- BPA Publications: Valuable BPA documents that are publicly available without a FOIA request:
- U.S. Government Accountability Office and Department of Energy Inspector General Audits
- BPA fact sheets, from 2005 to present
- BPA internal policy library
- Records 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:
- National Environmental Policy Act documents
- Environmental planning and review documents
- Categorical exclusions
- Endangered Species Act information
- 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.
- Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project (DOE/EIS-0332): Information about the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project -- a 500-kilovolt transmission line from The Dalles, Oregon, to Goldendale, Washington -- that was completed in fall 2015.
- Rate Cases: Information detailing how BPA establishes rates for power and transmission services.
Below is a list of publicly-available information, related to BPA's operations, that is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):
Detailed TDG Reports
: Information about total dissolved gas (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.