After a long trend of dwindling abundance, tribal, state, and federal fish and wildlife managers have seen a welcomed increase in Pacific lamprey at Bonneville Dam.
The Northwest and Intermountain Power Producers Coalition has a new whitepaper exploring the need for new transmission in the region and the Bonneville Power Administration’s ability to provide transmission to customers.
The Council recently hosted a tour near Kalispell, Montana for representatives from the Northwest’s congressional delegation.
Scott Simms, CEO and executive director of the Public Power Council, briefed the Council on its current key initiatives.
Jeff Cook briefed the Council on BPA’s plans to build significant transmission infrastructure to meet growing Northwest loads.
Jesse Steele, executive director for the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Project, gave an update on its accomplishments. It’s one of seven umbrella projects supported by the Council’s fish and wildlife program.
Ryan Egerdahl, manager of long-term power planning for the Bonneville Power Administration, presented an overview of its long-term resource program at the Council’s June meeting.
Protecting Montana’s Resident Fish, Water Transactions in the Bitterroot Subbasin, Utility Panel Shares Views on Energy Issues in Montana
Regional Technical Forum manager Laura Thomas presented a summary of the RTF’s 2022 Annual Report at the June Council meeting.
Council members approved funding for nonrecurring maintenance of fish screens and hatcheries.