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Title: 1998 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study: The White Book.

Abstract

The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book) is published annually by BPA and establishes the planning basis for supplying electricity to customers. It serves a dual purpose. First, the White Book presents projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. Second, the White Book serves as a benchmark for annual BPA determinations made pursuant to the 1981 regional power sales contracts. Specifically, BPA uses the information in the White Book for determining the notice required when customers request to increase or decrease the amount of power purchased from BPA. The White Book compiles information obtained from several formalized resource planning reports and data submittals, including those from the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). The White Book is not an operational planning guide, nor is it used for inventory planning to determine BPA revenues. Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) is based on a set of criteria different from that used for resource planning decisions. Operational planning is dependent upon real-time or near-term knowledge of system conditions, including expectations of river flows and runoff, market opportunities, availability of reservoir storage,more » energy exchanges, and other factors affecting the dynamics of operating a power system. The 1998 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary of Federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources; and (2) a technical appendix detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. This analysis updates the December 1997 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bonneville Power Administration (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756028
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-3138
TRN: US0004624
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 1998; Related Information: Also called: "The White Book."
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 13 HYDRO ENERGY; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; LOAD ANALYSIS; MANUALS; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; RIVERS; RUNOFF; SALES; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; WATER RESERVOIRS; Electric utilities - Northwest, Pacific - Forecasting

Citation Formats

United States. Bonneville Power Administration. 1998 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study: The White Book.. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/756028.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration. 1998 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study: The White Book.. United States. doi:10.2172/756028.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Tue . "1998 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study: The White Book.". United States. doi:10.2172/756028. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756028.
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abstractNote = {The Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study (White Book) is published annually by BPA and establishes the planning basis for supplying electricity to customers. It serves a dual purpose. First, the White Book presents projections of regional and Federal system load and resource capabilities, along with relevant definitions and explanations. Second, the White Book serves as a benchmark for annual BPA determinations made pursuant to the 1981 regional power sales contracts. Specifically, BPA uses the information in the White Book for determining the notice required when customers request to increase or decrease the amount of power purchased from BPA. The White Book compiles information obtained from several formalized resource planning reports and data submittals, including those from the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) and the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC). The White Book is not an operational planning guide, nor is it used for inventory planning to determine BPA revenues. Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) is based on a set of criteria different from that used for resource planning decisions. Operational planning is dependent upon real-time or near-term knowledge of system conditions, including expectations of river flows and runoff, market opportunities, availability of reservoir storage, energy exchanges, and other factors affecting the dynamics of operating a power system. The 1998 White Book is presented in two documents: (1) this summary of Federal system and Pacific Northwest region loads and resources; and (2) a technical appendix detailing the loads and resources for each major Pacific Northwest generating utility. This analysis updates the December 1997 Pacific Northwest Loads and Resources Study.},
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