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Published: December 20, 2017

Planning Team Announces 2018 Order 1000 Needs Meeting

Greetings Planning and Expansion Participants and Interested Persons;

As part of 2018 planning activities, ColumbiaGrid will hold the first planning meeting on February 8, 2018 between 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This meeting, which is also called Order 1000 Needs Meeting, will be held at ColumbiaGrid’s offices located in Portland, Oregon.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Order 1000 Potential Needs that should be included in the upcoming system assessment, the scope and assumptions of 2018 System Assessment, and other issues that are related to ColumbiaGrid’s planning activities. In order to provide some input regarding Order 1000 Potential Needs, Interested Persons may submit suggestions of items that should be considered for inclusion as Order 1000 Potential Need(s) to ColumbiaGrid by February 7, 2018.

In general, these suggestions may be driven by (i) reliability requirements, (ii) economic considerations, or (iii) Public Policy Requirements and they must be submitted to ColumbiaGrid in writing to the email mailbox [email protected] A copy of the submission form and other documents for this meeting as the presentations or other documents will be made available on ColumbiaGrid’s website at:

If you have any questions please contact Paul Didsayabutra at [email protected]



Member: Chelan County PUD      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Chelan County PUD

"Chelan PUD is a strong supporter of ColumbiaGrid and the work that’s accomplished through the transmission Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA). As a result of that process, the mid-C utilities (Chelan, Grant and Douglas PUDs) and Bonneville Power Administration were able to reach an agreement that defined the need for a new transmission line, as well as determine who will construct, own and pay for the facility. Those difficult decisions were made successful through the expert and independent expertise of the ColumbiaGrid staff."
~~ Chad Bowman, Director - Transmission and Compliance