Bonneville Power Administration http://kplu.org en Fixing Bonneville Power Hiring Mess a 'Monumental' Task http://kplu.org/post/fixing-bonneville-power-hiring-mess-monumental-task <p>A final report by the inspector general released Tuesday condemns the Bonneville Power Administration for discriminating against veterans and other applicants during jobs hires.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:21:55 +0000 Tom Banse 10347 at http://kplu.org Historic Site, Rock Art Cave Delay Transmission Line http://kplu.org/post/historic-site-rock-art-cave-delay-transmission-line <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest history is colliding with the need to upgrade the region’s electric transmission grid. It’s happening on a windblown patch of riverfront property at the east end of the Columbia River Gorge.</span></p><p>The Bonneville Power Administration is trying to build a new transmission line across that land. But conflicts over historical preservation have increased the cost of the project to $185 million and stalled progress for more than a year.</p><p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 14:01:00 +0000 Colin Fogarty 9502 at http://kplu.org Historic Site, Rock Art Cave Delay Transmission Line BPA Shakeup in Wake of Alleged Hiring Misdeeds http://kplu.org/post/bpa-shakeup-wake-alleged-hiring-misdeeds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There has been a management shakeup at the </span>Bonneville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Power Administration. The U.S. Department of Energy replaced BPA's agency head and chief operating officer without explanation.</span></p><p>The move came just before the release Tuesday morning of a damaging inspector general report.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:29:14 +0000 Tom Banse 9353 at http://kplu.org BPA turns off NW wind turbines to make way for hydro power http://kplu.org/post/bpa-turns-nw-wind-turbines-make-way-hydro-power <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969554.mp3</p><p>Northwest dam operators turned wind turbines off on Tuesday &ndash; putting into practice, a policy established just last week.</p> Thu, 19 May 2011 16:31:10 +0000 Rob Manning 1630 at http://kplu.org BPA turns off NW wind turbines to make way for hydro power Most lights on again across San Juan Islands http://kplu.org/post/most-lights-again-across-san-juan-islands <p><em>KPLU Staff update at 4:32 pm, Monday</em></p><p>The light are on again for more than 9,000 Orcas Power and Light customers in the San Juan Islands. A late morning outage was caused by a problem at a substation operated by the Bonneville Power Administration.</p><p><a href="http://www.opalco.com/power-information/outages/">In a short statement from Orcas Power and Light's website</a>:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:57:00 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 292 at http://kplu.org Most lights on again across San Juan Islands