Council Meeting

May 16 - 17, 2017    See meeting notes

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Tuesday, May 16

Fish and Wildlife Committee Meeting – 8:30am Mountain Time – Payette Room

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  • Update on the Cost Savings Workgroup (Staff) (30)
  • Discussion and recommendation on the Draft Research Plan (PO) (45)
  • Briefing on May 15 Regional Coordination Forum (LP) (15)
  • Project Review: (LP, MF) (45)
  • Climate velocity effects on cold-water habitat: An impetus for new conservation tools and databases: Presentation by Dan Isaak (LB) (30)
  • Discussion on the next fish and wildlife program and power plan (TG, BK, PO, LR)

Power Committee – 8:30am Mountain Time – Boise Room

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Council Meeting – 1:30pm Mountain Standard Time – Payette Room

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  1:30 – 2:00pm Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs committee chairs:  Jennifer Anders, chair, fish and wildlife committee; Tom Karier, chair, power committee; Jim Yost, chair, public affairs committee; Report on oral arguments in Ninth Circuit on 2014 Fish and Wildlife Program challenge:  John Shurts, general counsel.
1. 2:00 – 2:30pm Briefing on stand-alone vs. integrated capacity value for resources:  John Fazio, senior power system analyst.
     2:30 – 2:45pm Break
2. 2:45 – 3:15pm Briefing on highlights from Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting:  Tony Grover, director, Fish and Wildlife Division.
3. 3:15 –4:00pm Update on details of Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) in Idaho:  Kristine Raper, Commissioner, Idaho Public Utilities Commission.
4. 4:00 – 4:30pm Update on Idaho Power solar projects: Michael Darrington, Energy Contracts Leader, Idaho Power Company.

The Public Affairs Committee will meet at the close of business on Tuesday, May 16

Wednesday, May 17

Continuation of Council Meeting – 9:00am Mountain Time – Payette Room

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5. 9:00 – 9:30am Update on Bonneville Dam Sea lion tour: Guy Norman, Washington Council Member.
6. 9:30 – 10:00am Update on Energy Imbalance Market: Tess Park, Vice President of Power Supply, Idaho Power Company.
  10:00 – 10:15am Break
7. 10:15 – 11:00am Briefing from Natural Resources Conservation Service and NOAA on recent weather compared to past years: Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist, NRCS; Jay Breidenbach, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service Boise; and Troy Lindquist, senior hydrologist, National Weather Service, Boise.
8. 11 – 11:15am Council decision to release the draft Fiscal Year 2019 budget and Fiscal Year 2018 revisions for public comment: Sharon Ossmann, director, administrative division.
9. 11:15am Council Business:
  • Approval of Minutes of April 2017 Council meeting
      Public comment on any issue before the Council