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[CU 1800 / May 19, 2017]
BPA Cancels I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project; Looking at Other Approaches
BPA has cancelled its proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project, a controversial proposal that involved building about 80 miles of new 500-kV transmission line to relieve congestion in BPA’s southwest Washington-northwest Oregon service area. In a May 18 letter to interested parties, BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer said building the $1.2-billion line “would not fulfill our commitment to making the right investment at the right time.”
PGE Looks to Hydro in Lieu of Natural Gas to Fill Capacity Gap
After an overwhelming backlash against adding any natural gas-fired generation to its portfolio, Portland General Electric appears to now be setting its sights on the Northwest’s tried-and-true resource, hydroelectricity. It’s dispatchable, emissions-free, and there appears to be plenty of it in the market. .
Washington Law Provides Legacy Biomass Plants a Renewables Path
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will count generation from KapStone’s 50-MW legacy biomass plant in Longview as renewable energy. The law caps efforts dating back five years to translate recent capital improvements at old biomass plants into renewable energy that is eligible under the state’s RPS.
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