Committee Meetings and Council Meeting

August 6 - 7, 2013

The Riverhouse, 3075 N Business 97
Bend, Oregon (map)

Tuesday, August 6

Fish and Wildlife Committee – 8:30am – Deschutes C

GotoMeeting or conference call 800-786.1922, Participant Code: 25249455

  • Geographic Review – programmatics
  • Update of EIS hatchery review report
  • Project Review:
    • BiOp: Project #2012-013-00, Snake River Fall Chinook Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accord (follow-up): Project #2002-059-00, Yankee Fork Salmon River Restoration
    • Step Review: Project #1988-115-25, Yakima Subbasin Summer and Fall Run Chinook and Coho Salmon Hatchery Master Plan
  • Appointment of Chair of Wildlife Advisory Committee
  • Discussion of next steps with wildlife projects

Power Committee – 8am – Deschutes B

GotoMeeting or conference call 800-786.1922, Participant Code: 58779614

  • Primer on solar
  • Update on Generating Resource Advisory Committee
  • Update on Resource Adequacy Advisory Committee
  • Update on Resource Strategies Advisory Committee
  • Historical context of power plan provisions of the Northwest Power Act
  • Data centers and the Northwest
    • Potential load of data centers
    • Energy efficiency opportunities at data centers
    • Distributed generation at data centers
  • Study of non-energy health benefits of energy efficiency that displaces wood burning
  • Emerging trends in energy efficiency markets.  Jeff Harris, Director of Emerging Technologies and Market Strategies at NEEA

Council Meeting – 1:30pm – Deschutes C

GotoMeeting or conference call 800-786.1922, Participant Code: 76142266

  1:30 – 1:45pm

Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs committee chairs: Phil Rockefeller, chair, fish and wildlife committee; Jim Yost, chair, power committee; and Henry Lorenzen, public affairs committee.

Report on the visit of Council Members to the Commission Meeting of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission: Bill Bradbury, Chair.
1.   1:45 – 2:15pm Briefing on Bonneville Energy Efficiency Business Case: Charlie Grist, senior analyst; Richard Génecé, vice president of energy efficiency and Josh Warner, manager, planning and evaluation, energy efficiency, Bonneville Power Administration
2.   2:15 – 2:45pm Presentation on Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Business Plan: Charlie Grist; and Susan Stratton, Executive Director, NEEA
  2:45 – 3pm Break
3.   3 – 3:30pm Briefing on financial and other challenges facing Northwest Requirements Utilities member utilities: John Saven, Executive Director, NRU.
4.   3:30 – 4pm (POSTPONED) Briefing on Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Rate Case:  Ben Kujala, Energy Analyst; and Rebecca Fredrickson, Bonneville.
5.  4pm Overview of data centers:  Massoud Jourabchi, manager, economic analysis.

The Executive and Public Affairs Committees will meet at the close of business on Tuesday, August 6

Wednesday, August 7

GotoMeeting or conference call 800-786.1922, Participant Code: 76142266

Continuation of Council meeting – 8:30am – Deschutes C

6.   8:30 – 9:45am Fish and Wildlife Program amendment processPatty O’Toole, program implementation manager; John Shurts, general counsel; and Tony Grover, director, fish and wildlife division
  • General approach and draft schedule
  • Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program:  Role of ESA, Biological Opinions, Recovery Plan and Columbia Basin Fish Accords
7.   9:45 – 10am Council decision on:
  • BiOp: Project #2012-013-00, Snake River Fall Chinook Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Accord (follow-up): Project #2002-059-00, Yankee Fork Salmon River Restoration
  10am Break
8.   10:15 – 11am Council decision on Fish Tagging Forum (FTF) recommendations: Tony Grover, director, fish and wildlife division.
9. 11 – 11:30am Briefing on Bonneville Power Administration’s Start-of-Year Fish and Wildlife Budget:  Bill Maslen, Bonneville Power Administration
10. 11:30 – Noon Presentation on reintroduction efforts of anadromous fish in Whychus Creek: Zach Tillman, Deschutes River Conservancy. 
11. Noon Council Business:
  • Approval of minutes
  • Council decision on Ocean Forum Charter
  • Council decision on appointment of chair of Wildlife Advisory Committee
  • Financial Disclosure statements

The times listed for specific agenda items, and the order of those items, are approximate and are subject to change.

Public comment will be taken on each issue as time allows.

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