Several weeks ago, the Council sent a letter to BPA expressing concern that its proposed funding for energy efficiency would be insufficient to meet the targets in the Council's plan. In following BPA's capital investment review process, the Council noticed
The Bonneville Power Administration recently kicked-off two processes that will define its spending amounts going into its next two-year rate case: the integrated program review and capital investment review. In these two processes, it's important that BPA commit adequate financial
At the Council's power committee meeting in January, staff reported on trends in peak and energy loads in the region since 1995 to 2012. As a follow-up to that information, staff gave a presentation in February, reporting that within the
Energy Efficiency is a kind of stealth resource--its impact is real, but you don't see it. One of the primary ways it's built is through programs conducted by utilities and the Energy Trust of Oregon. But another means of building
Qualified individuals are invited to serve on the following boards:
The Council's Resource Strategies Advisory Committee held its first meeting in January. The committee, which brings together a diverse range of interests, will advise the Council, its power commitee, and staff on regional power resource strategies and related matters during
The conventional wisdom of the past few years has been that the region's power system is becoming capacity constrained in part because of growing peak loads. But does the data support this perception?
Last month's cold weather, which put water pipes to the test, was also an opportunity to see how well the region's power system fared during an extended period of extreme temperatures.