Council Meeting

February 13 - 14, 2018    See meeting notes

Council Central Office 851 SW 6th Ave, Suite 1100

Tuesday, February 13

Fish and Wildlife Committee – large conference room 8am

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  • Project Review: Proposal #2017-005-00, Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative Columbia River Basin Projects (MF) (30 min)
  • Overview of the Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan: Rosemary Furfey, NOAA (TG) (45 min)
  • Regional Coordination Forum (RCF) meeting highlights (LP) (15 min)
  • Fish and Wildlife Amendment update (PO) (30 min)
  • Update on Research Projects Review (LP) (15 min)
  • Status of the Fish and Wildlife Program’s Story Maps (NL,MF,TG) (30 min)
  • Cost Savings Workgroup (CSW) next steps (TG) (30 min)
  • Update on Emerging Priorities Implementation (Staff) (30 min)

Power Committee – small conference room – 8:30am

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  • High Level Work Plan Update with focus on 2018, (CM, BK) (15 min)
  • RFP for EE Agricultural Potential Study, (TJ) (10 min)
  • Draft Outline of the Mid-Term Assessment, (BK, Staff) (30 min)
  • Review of Load Forecasting methodology and its linkage to other analytical tools, (MJ) (30 min)
  • Load Forecast and No Future Natural Gas Scenario, (MJ) (30 min)
  • Briefing on EE Cost Effectiveness Methodology, (EE Team) (30 min)

Council Meeting – large and small conference rooms – 1:30pm

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  1:30 – 1:45pm Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs Committees: Guy Norman, chair, Fish and Wildlife Committee; Tim Baker, chair, Power Committee; and Bill Booth, chair, Public Affairs Committee
1. 1:45 – 2:45 pm. Briefing on Albeni Falls Wildlife settlement:  Bill Booth, Idaho Council Member; Jeff Allen, Idaho staff; Ed Schriever and Chip Corsi, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; and Dorie Welch, Bonneville Power Administration. Also see Clark Fork delta video.
  2:45 – 3:00pm Break
2. 3:00 – 3:45pm Presentation on Independent Scientific Advisory Board’s Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Review: Dr. Stan Gregory and Dr. Steve Schroder, ISAB members.
3.  3:45 – 4:15pm Council decision on comments to Department of Energy on revisions to the federal efficiency standards process: Kevin Smit, senior energy efficiency analyst; John Shurts, general counsel; and Ben Kujala, director, power division

The Public Affairs Committee will meet at the close of business on Tuesday, February 13.

Wednesday, February 14

Continuation of Council meeting - large and small conference rooms – 9am

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4. 9:00 – 9:30am Summary of Utility Integrated Resource Plans: Anticipated resource needs over the next 5 to 10 years: Gillian Charles, energy policy analyst
5. 9:30 – 10:00am Presentation on Bonneville's Wholesale Market and Competitive Position: Steve Kern, General Manager, Cowlitz County PUD
6. 10:00 – 10:30am Presentation on survival of adult spring/summer Chinook salmon through the estuary and lower Columbia River amid a rapidly changing predator population: Dr. Michelle Wargo Rub, NOAA Fisheries
7.  10:30am Council Business:
  • Approval of minutes of January 2018 Council Meeting
  • Decision to release Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report to Congress following public comment
  • Nomination of Regional Technical Forum Policy Advisory Committee Co-Chair
    Public comment on any issue before the Council