UTILITIES: Northwest Partnership

No area in the U.S. has a greater potential power shortage than the Pacific Northwest. By 1960, even with the dams now abuilding, the area will be short some 2,000,000 kw., or 25% of estimated needs. President Eisenhower thinks that the gap should be filled largely by local power groups, in partnership with the Federal Government when necessary. Last week virtually all the major power companies in the Northwest, both public and private, lined up in two separate groups to fulfill their side of the partnership.

Group No. 1. incorporated last week as Pacific Northwest Power Co., is led by Washington...

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