The 2019 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (2019 White Book) is BPA's latest projection of the Pacific Northwest regional retail loads, contract obligations, contract purchases, and resource capabilities. The 2019 White Book is a snapshot of conditions as of December 1, 2019, documenting the loads and resources for both the federal system and the region for the 10-year study period, 2021 through 2030. The White Book also contains information obtained from other formalized resource planning reports and data submittals, including those from individual utilities, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC).
The 2019 White Book contains the traditional deterministic analysis of the federal system and the Pacific Northwest regions’ loads and resources. BPA’s Federal System Analysis presents the federal system’s load and resource balance, by comparing expected loads and contract obligations to available resources and contract purchases. In the same manner, BPA’s PNW regional analysis calculates the region’s load and resource balance, by comparing the regions expected total retail loads and contract obligations to the available resources and contract purchases.
The 2019 White Book consists of a Summary Document and a two-volume Technical Appendix. The Summary Document and Technical Appendices are available electronically.
Electronic (PDF) versions of the 2019 White Book Summary Document and Volumes 1 & 2 of the Technical Appendix are available in the links below. If you have problems viewing a document within your web browser, click on the link to the document with your right mouse button and select "Save Target As" to download a copy to a local drive.