Avian predation – hungry birds feeding on endangered salmon – is identified in the Council’s fish and wildlife program as a serious concern, and the program supports managing the impact of predators on juvenile salmon and steelhead.
See the latest on updated modeling, preliminary results of the 2027 Resource Adequacy Assessment, and emerging technologies around the region.
Fuel up on that leftover Halloween candy and join our Power Division at November meetings to learn more about the Council’s critical work on resource adequacy.
An effort is underway to explore adding fast-acting energy storage into traditional hydroelectric units to improve response and stability, and to increase operational flexibility, particularly when integrating renewable power.
In Corvallis, Oregon, Council members toured habitat projects, plus two research facilities at Oregon State University: the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory and the NuScale Energy Exploration Center.
Epic salmon migrations through rivers and oceans take salmon across borders and cultures, so sustaining them requires a large-scale solution.
Bill Edmonds joined Austin Jenkins on TVW’s Inside Olympia in September to talk about the Council, its unique role in regional energy planning and fish and wildlife protection.
Last year, the Northwest saved 216 average megawatts of energy, which is slightly lower than the 223 average megawatts achieved in 2020, according to the Council’s recently released 2021 Regional Conservation Progress Report.
The Regional Technical Forum models how heating and cooling equipment performs in various climates as part of its work. Recent weather events in the region suggest that the past may no longer be a reliable predictor of the future.
At the September Fish and Wildlife Committee meeting, staff completed their presentation on part one of a five-part retrospective on how the Fish and Wildlife Program has performed over the last 40 years.