By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney agrees to BPA transmission loss contract

Agreement would cover power losses associated with third-party supplier


Last updated 10/29/2020 at 11:19am

CHENEY – A City Council resolution passed at the Oct. 12 meeting will allow the Bonneville Power Administration to financially recoup some of the losses it sustains in physically transmitting power to Cheney — power the city is purchasing from another source.

In signing the agreement with BPA, the city agrees to allow the power administration to bill it directly for electricity losses incurred in the transmission of power purchased through the Northwest Inter-government Energy Supply instead of billing NIES. According to the Public Power Council website, NIES is an intergovernmental cor...

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