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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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Energy Northwest owns and operates a diverse mix of 100 percent clean electricity generating resources: hydro, solar and wind projects, and the third-largest provider of electricity in Washington - the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power facility.
Workers at the disposal site surveyed the package for radiation and measured it as seven times higher than the shipping manifest for the package declared, according to Energy Northwest.
Mike Paoli is a spokesperson for Energy Northwest, the owner and operator of Columbia Generating Station.
"Williams has an outstanding track record providing maintenance, major project and specialty services for Energy Northwest at Columbia," said Ken Robuck, President of Global Power's Services division.
Energy Northwest is a joint operating agency including 28 public power member utilities.
As a public agency, Energy Northwest can't contribute cash but is offering internships and its staff members as instructors.
Ventyx today announced that Energy Northwest has selected the Ventyx Shift Operations Management System (eSOMS) software to help the utility comply with the new Nuclear Fatigue Rule (NFR).
After the law passed, regulators with the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council rejected an application for a $1.5 billion coal-gasification power plant submitted by Energy Northwest, a consortium of 20 public utility companies in the state.
Looking toward Washington's Tri-Cities, within sight of Vansycle, Energy Northwest, the owner and operator of the region's only nuclear power plant, plans to build a 25-MW to 50-MW project at Nine Mile Canyon and distribute the "green" energy to its member utilities.
Energy Northwest plans a 25-MW turbine farm in the Horse Heaven Hills near Kennewick, Washington.
Energy Northwest, an electric utility in Richland, Wash., installed an Indus Passport ERP system in 1993.