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 Umatilla Load area is centered in Morrow and Gilliam Counties in Oregon State and includes the city of Boardman and extends to Arlington to the west and Ione/Heppner to the south. This area is largely rural but has seen an influx of renewable generation interconnection interest as well as large load growth.
The Umatilla cutplane is defined as:
- McNary – Morrow Flat 230 kV lines 1 & 2
- Morrow Flat – Jones Canyon 230kV; including Dalreed load