The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a federal agency headquartered in Portland, Oregon, provides about half of the electricity used in the Pacific Northwest and operates more than three-fourths of the region's high-voltage transmission. Because BPA markets power at cost from 31 federal dams, its rates are among the least expensive electricity in the country.
The Ampere Annex project is a renovation of an exisiting 60-year-old standard warehouse building located within the Ross Complex. Today, the building functions as an office building and as an electronics-recycling center for asset management. It is located within the fully developed Bonneville Power Administration Ross campus in Vancouver, Washington.