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Table 2: BPA Costs Associated with Its Power Marketing Business,
Fiscal Years 1997-2003
Figure 1: Average Monthly Prices for Wholesale Electricity in the
Pacific Northwest, 1997-2003 10
Figure 2: Average Production Costs for Different Types of
Generating Plants in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and
Western Montana, 1996-2002 12
Figure 3: Average Wholesale Prices for Electricity Sold by BPA and
the Five Largest Investor-Owned Utilities in the Pacific
Northwest, 1996-2002 14
Figure 4: Average Retail Prices of Electricity, 1996-2002 16
Figure 5: BPA's Average Power Rates, Fiscal Year 1972-2001 21
Figure 6: Power Purchased and Power Contracts Signed by BPA's
Major Customer Groups, Fiscal Year 1993-2006 23
Figure 7: Major Events and Electricity Prices during BPA's
Subscription and Ratemaking Processes 25
aMW average megawatt
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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