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Olympic Peninsula 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 Jefferson, Clallam, Mason and Kitsap counties.

​Utilities in the Olympic Peninsula Load area include
  • ​Mason County PUD 1
  • Mason County PUD 3
  • Clallam County PUD
  • Jefferson County PUD
  • City of Port Angeles
  • U.S. Navy
  • Puget Sound Energy
​Recent and Potential BPA Projects in the Olympic Peninsula Load Area
  • ​Kitsap 15 kV Shunt Capacitor Relocation
  • Fairmount 230 kV Reactor
  • Sappho 69 kV Shunt Capacitor Addition
​Existing Transmission System Limit for the Olympic Peninsula Load Area

​1400 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