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Frequently Requested Information
Below is a list of frequently-requested, publicly-available BPA documents.
  • 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
    • Maps
  • 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.


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 (ATADS): 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.