In 2022, the Northwest saved 150 average megawatts of electricity, putting the region on track to meet its 2021 Regional Power Plan’s goals for cost-effective energy efficiency.
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.
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.
The changing energy landscape demands new resources and technologies to keep the grid – with its influx of weather-dependent, intermittent resources – reliable and adequate.
The Western Power Pool presented an update to the Council on the Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP), a reliability and regional planning program for the Northwest.
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.
Regional Technical Forum manager Laura Thomas presented a summary of the RTF’s 2022 Annual Report at the June Council meeting.
It’s been a colder winter for us in the Pacific Northwest, which has meant a healthy snowpack and a later runoff for now.
Intense heat waves and winter storms with extreme temperatures have underscored the need to strengthen the power system’s ability to withstand these stresses, in part through well-insulated homes and buildings.