My View: Trump plan to sell BPA lines misguided — Guest Opinion

Privatizing the Pacific Northwest’s largest transmission system, and selling it at a loss, would be detrimental to ratepayers across the region. Transmission rate increases of 26 percent to 44 percent would be passed directly to industrial and residential consumers.

On May 23, the White House fiscal 2018 budget included a cryptic entry for the sale of the Bonneville Power Administration’s transmission assets. The proposed revenues from the sale are only 80 percent of the value of the assets being sold.

Source: Pamplin Media Group – My View: Trump plan to sell BPA lines misguided