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Council Sets Public Hearings on Draft Power Plan


Sign up to participate in virtual public hearings on the Draft 2021 Northwest Power Plan, scheduled for October 7, 12 and 14. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

OCTOBER 12-13: Council Meeting via Webinar

OCTOBER 7, 12, 14: Draft Power Plan Public Hearings

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Coronavirus update: Due to the coronavirus, the Council will continue holding all meetings virtually until further notice. The work of the Council and the RTF will continue remotely, and we encourage people to join our meetings and engage with our staff and members by phone and webinar and email. We will update this as more information becomes available.

More News


The Northwest Acquired More Than 1,000 Average Megawatts of Energy Efficiency, 2016-2020

40-Year total is now 7,200, though achievements slowed in 2020, partly due to impacts of the pandemic and partly due to increasing costs of efficiency measures. Read more.


Pacific Lamprey

Pacific Lamprey, prized by Northwest tribes along with salmon, are considered an important species in the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, which calls for action to improve lamprey migration success, survival, and growth. Read more.


Despite Wildfires and Record Heat, Bonneville Kept Power Flowing

With fall approaching and the advantage of hindsight, the Bonneville Power Administration is studying its response to the hot weather and fire emergencies for learned lessons that that will help its response to future wildfire emergencies. Read more.