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Klickitat PUD

Fuel Mix Report

 Fuel Mix 1 

Fuel Mix 2

Calculations are based on power purchases for 2020 reported by Klickitat PUD to the Washington State Department of Commerce in 2021.

KPUD Power Supply Fast Facts:

  • Roughly 84% of our 2020 power supply was from carbon free resources including hydro and nuclear power.
  • The remaining 16% of our power was obtained from market purchases from a variety of potential resources.
  • Of our overall power supply 78% is supplied by BPA, 9% is supplied by KPUD’s share of output from specific hydro projects and the remainder is supplied through market purchases.

Additional Power Supply Information:

As you can see from the charts above, the vast majority of our power supply needs are met by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). BPA provides us with a steady and predictable power supply that serves the majority of our base power needs. Our share of the BPA system is largely fixed for the duration of our BPA contract but can adjust by small amounts every two years.

As our average power needs exceed our baseline BPA share, we are required to purchase an additional flat amount of power on an hourly basis to serve the needs of our customers. Our goal is to obtain this in the most cost effective and reliable manner. To accomplish this we have utilized our long standing relationship with The Energy Authority (TEA) to make hourly market based power purchases which are then delivered to our system.

Actual customer needs and power supply resources never match perfectly. At times we obtain more power than is required and at other time customers use more power than we have supplied. As a Load Following customer of BPA they manage these variances for us to ensure we have adequate resources to serve our customers.