By Christina Williams, Sustainable Business Oregon
Bonneville Power Administration responded to the complaint filed against it by five wind energy-related companies Tuesday, saying that the companies’ demand for payment and complaints of discrimination are without merit.
The response, filed this week to meet a July 19 deadline set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, highlights BPA’s commitment to protecting endangered Columbia River fish and inability to sell wind-generated electricity during times of low demand.
Meanwhile, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission filed its own comments on the complaint, weighing in with support for the wind generators.
Both responses were filed to answer to the original complaint filed with FERC in June by Iberdrola Renewables, PacifiCorp, NextEra Energy Resources, Horizon Wind Energy and Invenergy Wind North America.
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Editor’s Note: This article is a cross post courtesy of our friends at Sustainable Business Oregon. Author credit goes to Christina Williams.