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BPA offers contract for Cliffs Energy Project

Power generated at project will be available for purchase in wholesale market.

The Bonneville Power Administration has decided to offer contract terms for integrating power from GNA Energy, LLC -- into the Columbia River Transmission System.

The project is known as the Cliffs Energy Project (CE), a 300-megawatt natural gas fired, combined cycle, combustion turbine power generation facility.

The plant is a half-mile west of the Goldendale aluminum smelter off State Route 14 in Klickitat County.

Power generated at the Cliffs Energy Project will be available for purchase in the wholesale power market. The Cliffs Energy Project will help meet demand for electricity in the long term.

Power generated by the project will be available for purchase in the wholesale power market.

Stephen J. Wright, administrator and CEO of the BPA, noted that BPA contracts include terms that require that all pending permits must be approved before the contract can be implemented.

"The CE Project will comply with terms and conditions of all permits issued pertaining to this project, including the air approval order and Klickitat County's MDNS, that are relevant to construction and operation of the CE Project facilities," Wright explained. "BPA's contracts will also include appropriate provisions for remediation of oil or other hazardous substances associated with construction and operation of related electrical facilities in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws."

Copies of the BPA documents explaining the decision are available by calling 1-800-622-4520.


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