The Bonneville Power Administration is a federal agency based in the Pacific Northwest. BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, and it markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several other small nonfederal power plants. The dams are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. About one-third of the electric power used in the Northwest comes from BPA.
BPA also operates and maintains about three-fourths of the high-voltage transmission in its service territory. BPA’s service territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.
As part of its responsibilities, BPA promotes energy efficiency, renewable resources, and new technologies. The agency also funds regional efforts to protect and rebuild fish and wildlife populations affected by hydroelectric power development in the Columbia River Basin.
BPA is committed to providing public service and invites input from all stakeholders. BPA’s vision statement dedicates the agency to providing electrical system reliability, low rates consistent with sound business principles, environmental stewardship and accountability.
For more information about BPA, please visit our website at http://www.bpa.gov.