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Northwest Power Act (NPA)

Association of Public Agency Customers v. Bonneville Power Administration

The Ninth Circuit approved a settlement agreement between the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and a large number of its energy customers that sets terms for refunding customers who were previously overcharged as well as new rate...

Northwest Resource Information Center, Inc. v. Northwest Power & Conservation Council

The Ninth Circuit upheld the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's 20-year plan to provide adequate and reliable energy at the lowest economic and environmental cost to the Northwest. The Council, established under the Pacific...

The BPA Power-Salmon Crisis: A Way Out

The electricity crisis of 2001 produced more than rolling blackouts in California, skyrocketing prices throughout the West, and calls from the Bush Administration to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development...

Association of Pub. Agency Customers v. Bonneville Power Admin.

The court holds that the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) decision to enter or extend power contracts with several direct service industries (DSIs) was not arbitrary and capricious as alleged by a coalition of consumers, public...

Northwest Envtl. Defense Ctr. v. Bonneville Power Admin.

The court holds that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which entered into two agreements with Canada regarding rights to excess water stored in reservoirs on the Columbia River system in Canada, did not violate the Northwest...

Northwest Resource Info. Ctr. v. Northwest Power Planning Council

The court holds that the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council (Council) violated the Northwest Power Act (NPA) §839b(h)(7) and the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to explain, in its final amendments...