Temporary Small Resource Policy
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is establishing a Temporary Small Resource Policy (Policy) as an incentive to utility customers to use small resources to serve a portion of their electricity needs, reducing firm load on BPA and to also use such resources to help alleviate the West Coast power emergency. The West Coast is in the midst of a power emergency caused by a demand for electricity that is often greater than its supply and record high wholesale market prices. This Policy is a one-time, short-term response to the West Coast power emergency and is one of many measures BPA is undertaking. BPA and the Pacific Northwest are facing severe conditions during the next 12 to 15 months.