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​Albany Load Interconnection Capability
​To support the broader economic development goals of the region, BPA is seeking to better understand local economic development priorities and inform customer and stakeholder decisions by pro-actively providing information about BPA’s local load-service capabilities.

The Albany load subarea serves the city of Albany and communities such as Lebanon and Sweet Home. It includes Linn and Benton counties.
Utilities in the Albany Load Area include
  • ​City of Monmouth
  • Consumers Power Inc.
  • DOE
  • Emerald PUD
  • PacifiCorp
​Recent BPA Projects in the Salem-Albany Load Area
  • ​Salem-Albany No. 1 and 2 115 kV Line Upgrade
  • Santiam-Chemawa 230 kV Line Upgrade
  • Chemewa-Salem 115 kV Line Disconnect Switches
Existing Transmission System Limit for the Albany Load Area
​​750 MW
The following graph depicts key data points that may help inform initial feasibility questions related to the new large load addition. You will find:
  • The most limiting season
  • Historic peak load information
  • Forecasted load 10 years out
  • Load area with system average load growth
  • Aggressive Load growth scenario (if applicable) depicts all queued load coming online in the 10 year planning horizon
  • Local Load Area Capability

For questions, please contact interconnection@bpa.gov