The Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Integrating energy and the environment in the Columbia River Basin

Next Council meeting: Oct 11-12, Council Meeting, Portland
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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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Making Electric Vehicles a Growing Presence on the Road
At its September meeting, the Council heard more about initiatives by utilities to help customers switch to electric vehicles, including rebates on fast-charging stations at home, and test-drive programs.

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Making Electric Vehicles a Growing Presence on the Road
At its September meeting, the Council heard more about initiatives by utilities to help customers switch to electric vehicles, including rebates on fast-charging stations at home, and test-drive programs.


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Cool Relief
The summer of 2016 was not the disaster for summer-migrating salmon that 2015 was, thanks to effective collaboration among dam and fish managers, cooperative weather, and dam-passage improvements that cooled water in fish ladders on the Snake River.

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Cool Relief
The summer of 2016 was not the disaster for summer-migrating salmon that 2015 was, thanks to effective collaboration among dam and fish managers, cooperative weather, and dam-passage improvements that cooled water in fish ladders on the Snake River.


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Upper Columbia Salmon Habitat
An assessment of potential salmon habitat will help inform a future decision about whether and where to reintroduce ocean-going fish to the area above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams, which has been blocked to salmon for more than 70 years.

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Upper Columbia Salmon Habitat
An assessment of potential salmon habitat will help inform a future decision about whether and where to reintroduce ocean-going fish to the area above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams, which has been blocked to salmon for more than 70 years.




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Daily Bonneville fish count

SpeciesSep 28YTD
All Chinook2,479 745,331
Adult Chinook2,061 673,309
Jack Chinook418 72,022
All Steelhead1,325 172,942
Clipped Steelhead1,055 124,638
Unclipped Steelhead270 48,304
All Coho298 32,524
Adult Coho238 28,482
Jack Coho60 4,042

More fish counts at Fish Passage Center

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