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PacifiCorp's statement regarding FERC's order on partial transfer of Klamath River dam's license

Yreka News 7/17/2020

PacifiCorp released the following statement regarding Thursday’s order by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on partial transfer of the license for the four lower Klamath River dams from Pacificorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation.

PacifiCorp is continuing to fully examine the order and will consult with our settlement partners to assess its impact on continued implementation of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement.
Throughout this process, PacifiCorp has been clear about the bedrock principles of ensuring customer protections in charting a path forward for the Klamath River dams. Today’s order rejects the transfer of the license from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation under the agreement by requiring PacifiCorp to remain co-licensee for the dams through the removal process. The Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s inability to become the sole licensee for removal of the Klamath River dams denies the customer protections PacifiCorp negotiated on their behalf.
We expect to reconvene with our settlement parties to determine next steps for continued agreement implementation.
PacifiCorp continues to believe that a multi-party settlement provides the best way forward to resolve the future for the Klamath dams, while helping resolve difficult natural resource conflicts in the Klamath Basin.



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