Council Meeting

April 11 - 12, 2017    See meeting notes

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Tuesday, April 11

Fish and Wildlife Committee – 8:00am (MDT) – Bitterroot Room

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  • Presentation on putting aquatic species on the map: the eDNAtlas and the eDNArchive for aquatic taxa in western North America (45), NL
  • StreamNet Annual Update (30), NL
  • Discussion of the Draft Research Plan (30), PO
  • Project reviews: (30), LP
  • Update from the Cost Savings Workgroup (15), Staff
    • Possible recommendations/next steps for sturgeon RFI
  • Presentation and discussion on cold-water habitat (45), LB
  • Update on Emerging Priorities Implementation  (15), Staff

Power Committee – 8:30am (MDT) – Blackfoot Room

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  • Updates to Bonneville Power Administration Resource Program, Rob Petty, BPA (30)
  • How Council Coordinates Hydro Unit Outages for Adequacy Modeling (30), JF
  • Panel on Montana transmission and resources (90), BD, Panel
  • How RPM load inputs are developed (30), MJ, BK

Council Meeting – 1:30pm (MDT) – Blackfoot room

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  1:30 – 1:45pm Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs committee chairs:  Jennifer Anders, chair, fish and wildlife committee; Tom Karier, chair, power committee; and Jim Yost, chair, public affairs committee.
1. 1:45 – 3:15pm Panel of Montana BPA preference customers: Brian DeKiep, Montana Council staff.
  3:15 – 3:30pm  Break
2. 3:30 – 4:15pm Briefing on electrification of transportation: Steve Simmons, senior economic analyst; and Massoud Jourabchi, manager, economic analyst.
3.  4:15 – 4:45pm Update from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance on demand response: Jeff Harris,Chief Transformation Officer,NEEA.

The Executive Committee will meet at the close of business on Tuesday, April 11.

Wednesday, April 12

Continuation of Council Meeting, 8:30am (MDT) - Blackfoot Room

4. 8:30 – 9:15am Demonstration of the draft web page for Fish and Wildlife Program Tools: Nancy Leonard, fish, wildlife and ecosystem monitoring and evaluation manager.
5. 9:15 – 9:45am Briefing on recent developments in FCRPS Biological Opinion litigation: John Shurts, general counsel; and Leslie Bach, senior manager.
6. 9:45 – 10:15am Council decision on release for public comment of paper on Marginal Carbon Production: John Ollis, power system analyst.
  10:15 – 10:30am Break
7. 10:30 – 11:00am Briefing on hydro and market conditions and recent oversupply curtailment actions by Bonneville Power Administration: Ben Kujala, director, power division.
8. 11:00 – 11:45am Update on Bonneville Power Administration Energy Efficiency Plan: Allie Mace, ‎Manager, Energy Efficiency Planning and Evaluation, Bonneville Power Administration.
9.  11:45am Council Business:
  • Approval of minutes: March 2017
  • Council decision on vendor for Energy Efficiency Industrial Research RFP
    Public comment on any issue before the Council