Our power supply
More than 70 percent of all our expenditures are for power supply costs.
About one-third of our power comes from the River Road Generating Plant, a combined-cycle combustion turbine fueled by natural gas. Located in Vancouver, it was completed in 1997.
We purchase the rest of our power primarily from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). BPA is a federal agency that markets electricity created by federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, as well as power from the region's sole nuclear plant located in Richland.
Clark Public Utilities' 2012 Integrated Resource Plan is available for download here.
2012 Integrated Resource Plan (Adopted 8/28/12)