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Seventh Power Plan Update

Key Observations From Scenario Analysis


Regional portfolio model highlights energy efficiency and demand response as low-cost, low-risk resource options. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

AUG 4 : System Analysis Advisory Committee

AUG 6 : Power Committee Webinar

AUG 11-12 : Council Meeting, Missoula

AUG 28 : Power Committee Webinar

Developing the Seventh Power Plan

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Assessing the Costs of Coal Plants in the Seventh Power Plan

We've been receiving a number of letters regarding the NW Energy Coalition's issue paper, The True Cost of Coal: Fully accounting for coal-fired electricity use in the 7th Northwest Power and Conservation Plan, which contends that there are "...two shortcomings in the Council’s resource modeling that makes these polluting coal plants look cheaper than they are as a resource to meet the region’s needs."

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Timeline of Major Milestones