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Jan 12, 2006

Pacific NW transmission owners support new transmission organization

To achieve needed transmission improvements, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Chelan County PUD, Grant County PUD, Puget Sound Energy, and Seattle City Light have decided to continue to press for an integrated approach to the use and expansion of the Northwest interconnected transmission system. Read more >>

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Aug 03, 2006

Independent Board of Directors Elected for Northwest Regional Transmission Entity

ColumbiaGrid, a non-profit regional transmission entity, elected ColumbiaGrid’s first board of directors Tuesday in Seattle. Read more >>

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Jul 05, 2007

ColumbiaGrid Corrals Projects to Build Master Plan

PORTLAND—ColumbiaGrid has set the wheels in motion to identify high-priority transmission projects in the Northwest. With a call for plans from its members, an invitation for broad participation, and work sessions to hone a list of projects, ColumbiaGrid is on its way toward developing its first comprehensive 10-year transmission plan. Read more >>

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Sep 24, 2007

OASIS Agreement Out for Comment

Press Release regarding posting of Draft OASIS Agreement for Comment

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Jan 22, 2008

Cowlitz Joins ColumbiaGrid Planning Agreement

ColumbiaGrid announced today that Cowlitz County PUD, headquartered in Longview, Washington, has joined in an agreement to plan for improving the region’s transmission system...

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Mar 31, 2008

ColumbiaGrid OASIS Agreement Goes Final; Two Other Agreements Signed

ColumbiaGrid has inked an agreement with eight utilities on OASIS. Read more >>

May 05, 2008

System Assessment Report

ColumbiaGrid's system assessment finds weak spots in the system. Read more >>

Dec 03, 2008

ColumbiaGrid Transmission Expansion Plan Gives Boost to Upgrades

ColumbiaGrid released its first transmission expansion plan this week. Read more >>

Jun 17, 2009

ColumbiaGrid Launches OASIS Presence

ColumbiaGrid has reached a mileston in moving toward a common Open Access Same-time Information System (OASIS). Read more >>

Jul 10, 2009

Douglas Joins ColumbiaGrid Planning Agreement

ColumbiaGrid announced today that Douglas County PUD has joined in a planning agreement. Read more >>


Member: Avista Corporation      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Avista Corporation

"In ColumbiaGrid, we now have the ability to resolve the three fundamental transmission questions: What transmission facilities should be built? Who should build them? Who should pay for them? With ColumbiaGrid's independent staff and process to resolve disputes, we can answer these questions effectively and in a timely fashion to facilitate our region's new resource development needs."
~~ Jeff Schlect, Manager, Transmission Services, Avista