FERC gives Northwest wind a win in BPA curtailment case

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in an order issued Wednesday [37-page PDF], directed the BPA to revise its transmission tariffs for wind generators to make the terms and conditions “comparable to those under which Bonneville provides transmission services to itself and that are not unduly discriminatory or preferential”.

In addition to providing transmission, BPA markets power from the federal dams on the Columbia River.

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