Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pacific Northwest Hydro Power is Strong, But on Par With Last Year

The heavy stream flow on the Columbia is driving continued high power generation in the Bonneville Power Admin region, but last year was also a high output month, so the comps are similar.  Both are much above 2015:

Power load in the region has been well above normal due to a sharp cold front, but it should taper through the rest of January, enabling BPA to send more power south:

Thermal output in BPA has also been tracking load: