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Integrating energy and the environment in the Columbia River Basin

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Smart Grid NW Hosts Symposium on Demand Response
Demand response, the voluntary and temporary reduction in consumers’ use of electricity when the power system is stressed, is the least-cost solution for new peaking capacity. An upcoming symposium is bringing people together to make this solution a reality.

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Smart Grid NW Hosts Symposium on Demand Response
Demand response, the voluntary and temporary reduction in consumers’ use of electricity when the power system is stressed, is the least-cost solution for new peaking capacity. An upcoming symposium is bringing people together to make this solution a reality.





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Montana Wind Generates More Power When The Region Needs It, But Can We Get It?
Of the nearly 8,700 megawatts of wind generation in the region, under 700 megawatts are in Montana and just over 5,700 megawatts of wind power is sited in the Columbia Gorge. If Montana’s wind resource is so promising, why isn’t there more?

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Montana Wind Generates More Power When The Region Needs It, But Can We Get It?
Of the nearly 8,700 megawatts of wind generation in the region, under 700 megawatts are in Montana and just over 5,700 megawatts of wind power is sited in the Columbia Gorge. If Montana’s wind resource is so promising, why isn’t there more?



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Cold-water Species In A Warming Climate
A warming climate, habitat degradation, and predation by an introduced species threaten native bull trout in Montana, but a joint effort involving Montana, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an an international agreement with British Columbia aims to protect and restore the cold-water species.

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Cold-water Species In A Warming Climate
A warming climate, habitat degradation, and predation by an introduced species threaten native bull trout in Montana, but a joint effort involving Montana, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an an international agreement with British Columbia aims to protect and restore the cold-water species.


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Daily Bonneville fish count

SpeciesSep 22YTD
All Chinook4,912 724,025
Adult Chinook4,051 655,397
Jack Chinook861 68,628
All Steelhead1,837 162,242
Clipped Steelhead1,453 116,200
Unclipped Steelhead384 46,042
All Coho377 29,938
Adult Coho305 26,449
Jack Coho72 3,489

More fish counts at Fish Passage Center

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