The Northwest Power Act requires the Council to develop a plan to ensure an adequate, efficient, economical, and reliable power supply for the region. Working with regional partners and the public, the Council evaluates energy resources and their costs, electricity demand, and new technologies to determine a resource strategy for the region.
The Council publishes a power plan about every five years. Learn more about the power plan development process.
March 2022: The 2021 Power Plan (publication version) is now available
Understanding power planning
- Why we have a regional power plan (2019)
- The Council's Advisory Committees give advice and feedback on our power plans. All meetings are open to the public. Learn when they meet and about membership.
- Power planning overview, video and presentation
- Understanding planning for uncertainty, video and presentation