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Published: March 07, 2019

ColumbiaGrid Board Approves 2019 Biennial Transmission Expansion Plan

At their February 20, 2019 meeting, ColumbiaGrid’s Board of Directors adopted the 2019 Biennial Transmission Expansion Plan (BTEP). The contents of the plan include summaries and conclusions of major activities that occurred during the 2017—2018 biennial cycle, such as Order 1000 activities (regional and interregional), the 2017 and 2018 System Assessments, sensitivity studies, transient stability, economic planning (including a 15 year study), and four special studies that were conducted to support ColumbiaGrid’s members.
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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