July 1998 - The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has teamed up with three environmental groups to form the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. The groups have agreed to endorse power generation from "select, environmentally preferred resources," which BPA will market at a price premium. Initially, two hydropower projects will provide 20 average megawatts of power to the program. Power from new wind and geothermal projects will also go into the pool. Retired U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield will be the foundation's president.
News Release - Unique partnership will support fish and wildlife, new renewable energy resources - No longer online at bpa.gov
BEF Contact: Angus Duncan (503) 248-1905