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.
Quick tour of major US and Canadian dams using ESRI's StoryMap tool
See the Seventh Power Plan and how it’s being implemented
All hydropower projects in the Northwest
Similar to the Power Generation map, but focused just on hydro
Map of power generation in the Northwest
Power producing projects in the basin, filterable and searchable by type of generation
California ISO outlook
California leads the nation in utilizing renewable energy resources. Its increasing reliance on solar energy is expected to affect Northwest energy markets. See CAISO's real-time charting of renewable electricity usage.