Important Resources

Columbia REA is a member of many trade organizations and encourages members to get involved and learn more about our ever-changing industry.

Access Washington

Access Washington is the virtual business center for interactive government services. Designed as a World Wide Web portal to Washington State, Access Washington provides a coordinated view of government information and services.

Visit the Access Washington website.

Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) operates one of the most reliable transmission grids in the world. BPA markets electricity at cost from 31 federally owned dams, one non-federal nuclear plant, and several non-federal hydroelectric projects and wind energy generation facilities to Northwest utilities.

Visit the BPA website.

Columbia Snake River Irrigators Association

The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) represents about 250,000 irrigated acres of prime row crop, vineyard, and orchard lands. The CSRIA works directly with its sister organization, the Eastern Oregon Irrigators Association, collectively bringing about 400,000 acres of irrigated lands into bountiful production.

Visit the CSRIA website.

Federal Energy Regulation Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.

Visit the FERC website.

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a privately-owned, non-governmental organization that provides state-of-the-art financial products and business management services to more than 1,050 electric cooperative owners across the United States.

Visit the National Rural Utilities CFC website

Northwest RiverPartners

Northwest RiverPartners is a partnership of farmers, electric utilities, and large and small businesses in the Pacific Northwest, joined together to ensure that the Columbia and Snake rivers remain living, working rivers.

Visit the Northwest River Partners website.

Public Power Council

Public Power Council (PPC) represents the Pacific Northwest’s consumer-owned utilities on important issues both within the region and in Washington, D.C. PPC focuses on BPA rate-making, revenue requirements, and policies.

Visit the PPC website.

USDA Rural Economic Development

Rural Development achieves its mission by helping rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs. Rural Development works to make sure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy.

Visit the USDA website.

Washington State Legislature

The Washington State Legislature is a bicameral body with 49 members in the Senate and 98 members in the House of Representatives. Each district is served by 1 Senator and 2 House members.

Visit the Washington State Legislature website.