Standard aims to keep regional supply adequate, Tapping into geothermal, Fish and warm water
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Standard Aims To Keep Regional Electricity Supply Adequate


One bad year in 20 is the Council's benchmark, but adding more wind and solar power may prompt a reassessment as the system becomes more complex. Read more.

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JULY 12-13 : Council Meeting in Olympia

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Tapping Into Geothermal Energy

Enhanced geothermal energy has the potential to power the U.S. Researchers are competing to make the Newberry Geothermal Energy research facility a dedicated national research facility to test new enhanced geothermal systems.

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Fish And Warm Water Don't Mix

Fish managers and dam operators in the Columbia River Basin are ready to respond if water temperatures rise to lethal levels, as they did in the summer of 2015.

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