Sacramento Municipal Utility District

The Bonneville Power Administration is one of the nation’s largest transmission owners and one of its largest marketers of electric energy. Every two years it holds a major proceeding to revise its rates for the sale and transmission of electricity.  In its latest proceeding, BPA’s staff has proposed to triple the rate BPA charges for hourly transmission service on its Southern Intertie, a facility linking the Pacific Northwest to markets in California. Stinson attorneys Harvey Reiter and Glen Ortman have been representing the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in opposing the rate increase—helping to put together the case against the rate increase, cross-examining the BPA witnesses and submitting briefs to the agency.  A decision on the case is expected in late July 2017.