Steve Wright’s Perspective on the State of the Electricity Industry
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Steve Wright’s Perspective on the State of the Electricity Industry


Chelan PUD general manager and former BPA administrator talks about reducing GHG emissions, least-cost planning, and the impact of California's energy policies on the Northwest. Read more.

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OCT 10-11 : Council Meeting in Columbia Falls, Montana

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Sea Lion Predation Threatens Survival of Wild Winter Steelhead

If predation by California sea lions at Willamette Falls isn't controlled, experts predict a high probability of extinction for wild winter steelhead.

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Water Storage, Water Power

Washington's Department of Ecology and oil giant Shell are exploring an unusual partnership in a project to generate hydropower and also store water.

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Help for Upper Columbia Sturgeon

A multi-jurisdictional effort aims to add more juvenile fish to the aging Upper Columbia White Sturgeon population, but survival in the wild remains a problem.

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demand response

2017 Northwest Demand Response + Energy Storage Summit

Exploring the potential of demand response for grid reliability and efficiency

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Energy Efficiency Exchange 2018: Call for Topics

On May 15-16, 2018, energy efficiency professionals from across the region will descend on Tacoma for EFX18. We’re in the midst of planning and would love to hear from you.

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