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 Tri-Cities Load Area serves the communities in cities of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco. It includes Franklin, Walla Walla, Grant, and Benton Counties. Load in this area peaks in the summer season. The load in this area is residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial. The generation interconnection queue in the Tri-Cities includes a 3 MW solar project with a 1 MW battery and 1,110 MW of Wind.