|Created in 1937 by Congress and The Roosevelt Administration, The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is a federal, U.S. Department of Energy agency that markets wholesale electrical power and transmission services in the Pacific Northwest. While it is a federal agency, BPA is not tax-supported through government appropriations. BPA recovers all of its costs through their electricity and transmission sales. Sources of this power include 30 federal hydro projects, one non-federal nuclear plant and other nonfederal power plants. This system is referred to as The Federal Columbia River Power System. Almost half of the power used in the Northwest comes from BPA.|
|Chief Joseph Dam|
We receive approximately two-thirds of our power supply from BPA.