Department of Energy

Bonneville Power Administration
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, Oregon 97208-3621




July 27, 1998

In reply refer to: PL-6


To Customers and Interested Parties:

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is holding a public meeting to continue discussions on "A Slice of the System (Slice)" approach for marketing BPA's Federal power. The meeting will be on Friday, August 7th, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Airport Conference Center, Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way in Portland.

Topics to be discussed at the August 7th meeting include: (a) Legal Concerns; (b) Outstanding Technical/Operational Issues; and (c) BPA's Proposed Options to Slice.

Also, please note the following key dates for the Slice. (1) On August 19th, BPA will hold its final Slice public meeting at the BPA Rates Hearing Room, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Portland. At this meeting, PGP and BPA representatives would complete the investigation of the Slice Proposal. (2) On August 26th, BPA's Draft Subscription Proposal will be released for public comment. The public comment period will be 30 days. (3) A meeting to discuss technical issues would be held in early August. The details of this meeting would be forthcoming.

If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to comment or would like a copy of the minutes of the meeting, please write us at P.O. Box 12999, Portland, OR 97212, or via our e-mail address:

A web site is available for you to access information on Slice. Meeting notices, minutes of previous meetings, and notes are included. The web address is:

We look forward to seeing you at our August 7th meeting as we continue our Slice discussions.




Angela M.Wykoff, P.E.
Senior Account Executive