UTILITIES: Partners' Program

In a spacious ballroom of Seattle's Olympic Hotel last week gathered the Pacific Northwest's electric-power men to take up a vast regional problem. Even without any large new industrial expansion, the Northwest by 1970 will need a minimum of 6,450,000 kw. of new generating capacity, 55% more than at present, and far more than will be supplied by such new federal dams as Hungry Horse, McNary and Chief Joseph. To help supply this staggering increase, Montana Power Co. President John E. Corette unfolded a dramatic plan inspired by Ike Eisenhower. The President had suggested a partnership plan for building big...

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