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May 19, 2017

BPA drops plans for $700M transmission line in 2 states

  • The agency said it will upgrade existing infrastructure and develop better ways of monitoring and managing congestion.
  • PORTLAND (AP) — Plans for a $700 million high-voltage electrical transmission line between Oregon and Washington state have been canceled after the cost doubled over the last eight years, The Bonneville Power Administration said Thursday.

    The 80-mile (130-kilometer), 500-kilovolt line proposed in 2009 would have run from Castle Rock, Washington, to Troutdale, Oregon.

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