The Bonneville Power Administration has submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission its amended plan of action if springtime runoff leads to an oversupply of hydro power in the Pacific Northwest. The new plan details how and when nonhydro sources will be powered down and how their operators will be compensated for the lost generation. However, renewable-energy supporters argue that the new plan is unfair to wind farms. "They made some changes on the margin but fundamentally it's more of the same bad policy. It's discriminatory and it ignores what FERC ordered in the December ruling," said Kevin Lynch, Iberdrola Renewables' director of policy and regulation.
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