Record-breaking temperatures scorched the Pacific Northwest in June as a heat dome settled over the region. While heat domes aren’t unusual, the magnitude and intensity of this one caused temperatures to spike well into the triple digits from Vancouver, Canada to Portland.
“We’re trying to do something we’ve never done before,” said Fish and Wildlife Director Patty O’Toole. “We’re trying to provide a more comprehensive and wholistic understanding of how the entire program is working.”
A draft is planned for release for public comment in August, and public hearings will be conducted in September and October.
It's no surprise that energy use was higher during the day than it was before the pandemic, but end-use study shows how much and when.
While IRPs focus on the future needs of individual utilities, the Council is seeing a similar future on a larger scale as it develops the 2021 regional power plan.
Project will reconnect more than 900 acres of habitat with the Columbia River for the benefit of fish and wildlife and providing new recreational opportunities.
Efficiency, long the lowest-cost resource to meet future demand for power, is being out-priced by renewable resources, particularly solar. Clean-energy policies are driving the proliferation of carbon-free renewables.
Watch our 2-minute video on our power system transitioning to clean energy resources, and how we're planning to navigate the challenges ahead.
Complex analysis and the addition of new Council members make it prudent to extend the deadline for completing the plan revision. The Council revises the plan every five years.
Modeling for the 2021 Power Plan by the Council’s power planning staff is producing some interesting results and raising some intriguing questions.