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Fossil/DeMoss 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 load area includes Wheeler, Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam counties in Oregon.
Utilities in the Fossil/DeMoss Load area include
  • ​Wasco Electric Coop
  • PacifiCorp
  • PATU Wind
  • Condon Wind
  • Columbia Basin Electric Coop
  • Columbia Power Coop
Existing Transmission System Limit for the Fossil/DeMoss Area

​45 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