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 (also see blog)




See the Seventh Power Plan and how it’s being implemented


All hydropower projects in the Northwest

Similar to the Power Generation map, but focused just on hydro


Map of power generation in the Northwest

Power producing projects in the basin, filterable and searchable by type of generation


California ISO outlook

California leads the nation in utilizing renewable energy resources. Its increasing reliance on solar energy is expected to affect Northwest energy markets. See CAISO's real-time charting of renewable electricity usage.