The Northwest Power Act requires the Council to develop a plan to ensure an adequate, efficient, economical, and reliable power supply for the region. Working with regional partners and the public, the Council evaluates energy resources and their costs, electricity demand, and new technologies to determine a resource strategy for the region.

News and Top Issues



Developing the Seventh Power Plan

Issue papers, primers, schedules, newsletter and more


Map of power generation in the Northwest

Map of the top power producing projects in the basin