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​La Grande 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 La Grande subarea is part of the Pendleton/La Grande cutplane. The load subarea primarily serves the city of La Grande. It includes Union County.

​Utilities in the La Grande Load Area include
  • ​Oregon Trail Electric Coop.
Existing Transmission System Limit for the La Grande Load Area

​115 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