BPA Orders Limit on Wind Power Production


A large mountain snowpack, steady rainfall and surplus hydropower have once more led the Bonneville Power Administration to order Northwest wind farms to cut production. In the spring of 2011, BPA sent out a similar order, leading wind farm owners to complain that they were losing millions of dollars in production. Wind energy companies filed their grievances with federal regulators, accusing BPA of violating contracts.

The Associated Press reports that BPA confirmed that its most-recent orders came during the early morning hours of Sunday, and again today.