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EIS-0171: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Bonneville Power Administration, PacifiCorp Capacity Power Sale Contract

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) must respond to the need for power as represented by PacifiCorp's request for a continued supply of firm capacity. BPA has surplus electrical capacity (peakload energy) that BPA projects will not be required to meet its existing obligations. Such obligations include those to meet the loads of firm power customers, pursuant to the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (Northwest Power Act), and previously committed capacity contracts.