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Too Much Power Generated from the Columbia River?

It’s one of the highest water years in a long time on the Columbia River and power managers are trying to figure out what to do with the extra electricity being churned out by the hydro dams. There could be blackouts if the grid gets overloaded. Bonneville Power's Doug Johnson says one possibility is that wind farms may have to shut down temporarily. For now, the plan is on hold while officials review comments from wind producers, and from members of Congress who oppose taking wind power off the grid.

 

 

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