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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 8, 2001
June 8, 2001

1. POWER COUNCIL QUESTIONS FEDS' SPILL STRATEGIES
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council Wednesday endorsed a staff analysis
showing improved regional power system reliability while voicing
concerns about how that information had been used to justify spill
programs at federal hydro projects intended to aid fish passage.

During the Wednesday meeting, Council members from Idaho, Montana and
Washington said current spill regimes may not be justified, and were
implemented without the consultation that the Council had requested.
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2. FERC ENDORSES BPA-GRANT PUD SPILL SWAP PROPOSAL
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order has cleared the way for a
proposed Columbia Basin "spill exchange" the agency says will both
assure flexibility and reliability" in the regional power grid and
protect fish species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
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3. CONCERN ABOUT CONSUMPTION CUTS TERN PROJECT
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A research project on Caspian terns in Commencement Bay has been cut
short due to concerns raised by tribal fisheries co-managers about the
birds' consumption of area salmon, according to the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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4. BPA: CUTS IN POWER BUYS NEEDED TO HOLD RATES DOWN
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Acting administrator Steve Wright said Wednesday that the Bonneville
Power Administration's wholesale customers have 16 days to make
commitments to reduce their power purchases if they want to dodge an
Oct. 1 price increase of more than 100 percent.

The federal power marketing agency has calculated that it needs about
3,700 average megawatts of additional supply to meet all of its
customers' loads in the six months starting Oct. 1.
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