Air quality will fluctuate throughout the weekend. Please go to the Oregon Department of Environmental - Air Quality Monitoring Data for up-to-date information on air quality. Also visit www.smokewiseashland.org for more air quality resources. 
 

Hydroelectric Power

Ashland's municipal electric utility delivers approximately 20 average megawatts (aMW) of electricity to its customers, primarily within the City limits. Roghly 98% of the total electricity purchased comes from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
 
Approximately 2% (500,000 kilowatts per day) of electricity in Ashland is generated by City owned hydroelectric turbines at Reeder Reservoir located in the Mt Ashland watershed and approximately 0.5% by public and private solar electric installations within the City limits.
 
Ashland has a contract with the BPA to purchase roughly 5% of overall supply (1 aMW) generated from "environmentally preferred" new renewable resources, primarily wind. The balance of the BPA supplied power is generated from the BPA mix of resources summarized below:
 
Sustained 1-hour peak capacity (January) 18,357 MW

Hydro: 16,400 MW (89.3%)
Nuclear: 1,130 MW (6.2%)
Firm contracts & other resources: 827 MW (4.5%)
Firm energy (12-month annual avg.) 8,479 aMW

Hydro: 6,867 aMW (81.0%)
Nuclear: 785 aMW (9.2%)
Firm contracts & other resources: 827 aMW (9.8%)

Additionally since 1961 BPA and partner utilities have implemented conservation:

1,136.1 aMW (13% of the current annual avg.)

 

BPA fact sheet that is the source of the BPA resources information:

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