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Power generated from Northwest dams fell last year to lowest level in two decades

April 3, 2024, 3:12pm Business

Hydropower generated for electricity from Oregon and Washington dams fell to historically low levels last year, and experts expect it could drop further by year’s end. Read story

Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex celebrates new addition

July 12, 2023, 6:32pm Business

The Bonneville Power Administration commemorated the opening of its new Technical Services Building, the first complete project outlined in its vision for the Ross Complex’s future. Read story

Workers install a new insulator to a Washougal transmission tower. Damaged equipment is susceptible to sparking, and faults along lines can cause a hot electrical arc.

Bonneville Power Administration employs helicopters, more as it tends power lines in effort to prevent wildfires

Workers install a new insulator to a Washougal transmission tower. Damaged equipment is susceptible to sparking, and faults along lines can cause a hot electrical arc.

June 15, 2023, 6:09am Business

In the late spring heat, Bonneville Power Administration maintenance crews balanced on transmission towers in Washougal’s forested hills, waiting for a helicopter to hand off tools. Read story

Bonneville Power Administration electrician foreman Steve Hood holds a flaming pillar of methane gas in his hand as part of a demonstration about chemical mixtures Thursday during Take Your Child To Work Day at Bonneville Power Administration's Ross Complex in Vancouver.

Tour at Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex sparks kids’ imaginations

Bonneville Power Administration electrician foreman Steve Hood holds a flaming pillar of methane gas in his hand as part of a demonstration about chemical mixtures Thursday during Take Your Child To Work Day at Bonneville Power Administration's Ross Complex in Vancouver.

April 27, 2023, 5:27pm Business

Twenty years ago, an 8-year-old Zoe Wellschlager visited her father, John, at his job at the Bonneville Power Administration headquarters in Portland for Take Your Child to Work Day. Read story

The Columbia River slices between Oregon and Washington.

Fortune of Port of Vancouver, others depends on Columbia River’s flow

The Columbia River slices between Oregon and Washington.

April 5, 2023, 6:02am Business

There are many entities relying on the Columbia River. Some need it for life, others for transport. All are competing and working in conjunction to have their needs met. Read story

A new Technical Services Building is under construction at the BPA Ross Complex. It's expected to be completed next summer.

Bonneville Power Administration building new facility at Ross Complex

A new Technical Services Building is under construction at the BPA Ross Complex. It's expected to be completed next summer.

December 15, 2022, 6:03am Business

The cost for upgrading two 80-year-old buildings on the Bonneville Power Administration’s Ross Complex, including its Technical Services Building, would have been upward of $25 million, so the agency decided to build a single large building instead. Read story

Existing power lines through Washougal, photographed from a helicopter in January 2013, are along part of the proposed route for a new Bonneville Power Administration transmission line that would run from Castle Rock to Troutdale, Ore.

BPA releases final EIS on high-voltage transmission line

Existing power lines through Washougal, photographed from a helicopter in January 2013, are along part of the proposed route for a new Bonneville Power Administration transmission line that would run from Castle Rock to Troutdale, Ore.

February 3, 2016, 2:06pm Clark County News

After more than six years of analysis, the Bonneville Power Administration has released its final environmental impact statement on the high-voltage transmission line that could run from Castle Rock to Troutdale, Ore. Read story