BPA and PPM Ink 25-year Wind Power Pact
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and PacifiCorp Power Marketing, Inc. (PPM) today announced the federal power agency’s largest renewable energy purchase in BPA’s history.
The 90-megawatts of energy supplied to BPA by PPM will power up about 18,000 Northwest homes for the next 25 years. PPM will supply the energy from the Stateline Wind Generating Plant on the Washington-Oregon border.
“This agreement is the culmination of a lot of hard work by both PPM and BPA,” said Terry Hudgens, PPM’s CEO. “I believe that our two organizations complement each other very well, and look forward to future business opportunities with BPA. Ours is a partnership that can only advance the cause of renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest.”
“BPA is excited to be partnering with PPM to bring this wind energy to our customers,” said Steve Wright, acting BPA administrator. “We believe wind energy brings economic and environmental benefits to Northwest citizens.”
In addition to the BPA contract, PPM has signed the biggest public utility wind power contract to date in the United States - a 20-year supply deal with Seattle City Light, the municipal utility for Seattle. Seattle City Light will start buying 50 megawatts of power in January 2002, doubling to 100 megawatts in August 2002, then 150 megawatts in January 2004 and, potentially, to 175 megawatts in August 2004.
PPM is also marketing the power from other sustainable electric generating plants, including the Klamath Cogeneration Plant, a 484-megawatt natural gas-fired, advanced combined-cycle cogeneration facility in Klamath Falls, Ore.
PPM is a non-utility power marketing subsidiary of ScottishPower.