FERC Chairman Hoecker to leave commission

Hoecker was named a commissioner in 1993 and reappointed to a 5-year term in 1995. President Bill Clinton designated him as chairman of the five-member commission in 1997. Clinton nominated him to another 5-year term last November, and since that occurred while the Senate was in recess, Hoecker could have continued on the commission until next November.

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10, 2001 (PRNewswire) — The Bonneville Power Administration and Alcoa Inc. have agreed on 150 megawatts of reduction in electrical consumption at the company’s Wenatchee smelter beginning this week. The action will help keep power flowing to Northwest consumers and save Columbia River water for fish during this year’s energy shortage.

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