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

Read past Power Plans: