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​Spokane/Colville Valley 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 Spokane and Boundary/Colville Valley load is located in northeast Washington and includes Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Whitman counties.

​Utilities in the Spokane/Colville Valley Load area include
  • ​Avista
  • Pend Oreille PUD
  • Northern Lights Electric Coop
  • City of Chewelah
  • Ferry County PUD
  • Inland Power & Light
  • Kootenai Electric Coop
  • Clearwater Power Company
  • Fairchild AFB
  • Modern Electric
  • Vera Water and Power
Recent and Potential BPA Projects in the Spokane/Colville Valley Load Area
  • ​Bell 230/115 kV transformer replacement
​Existing Transmission System Limit for the Spokane/Colville Valley Area

​1222 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