At its annual election of officers for the year, the Council chose Guy Norman, Washington, chair and Doug Grob, Montana, vice chair.
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, now 25 years old, has improved energy efficiency in the region by 859 average megawatts over its lifetime.
The power supply will have to be carefully managed to ensure it remains adequate and reliable as we rely increasingly on sunshine and wind to power our homes and businesses.
With fall approaching and the advantage of hindsight, the Bonneville Power Administration is studying its response to the hot weather and fire emergencies for learned lessons that that will help its response to future wildfire emergencies.
Achievements slowed in 2020, partly due to impacts of the pandemic and partly due to increasing costs of efficiency measures
Committee recommends draft plan to full Council for consideration of release for public comments.
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.