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Wind generators win dispute with BPA

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Federal regulators on Wednesday ruled in favor of Northwest wind power generators who objected to being ordered to shut down at times this spring when the Columbia River basin was brimming with water and hydropower dams were running at maximum capacity.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the Bonneville Power Administration must come up with new rules that don’t discriminate against the wind generators. Many of them are utility company subsidiaries that participated in a wind farm boom in recent years encouraged by state and federal incentives.

Read more in today's Bend Bulletin.

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