Even with a large rate increase imminent, a drop in market electricity
prices and a huge reduction in load from the region’s utilities, the
Bonneville Power Administration says a decision about summer spill is
too close to call.
BPA officials say the agency needs a water supply forecast of 54.8
million acre feet to 55.4 maf at The Dalles, January through July,
before it can initiate summer spill this year.