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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Analyzing Extreme Weather Events in Energy Planning


As part of its work, the Regional Technical Forum produces climate-specific energy savings for weather dependent measures using “typical meteorological year” weather to model how heating and cooling equipment perform in the climate they’re installed in. Read more.

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Regional Conservation Progress Report

Last year, the Northwest saved 216 average megawatts of energy, slightly less than the 223 average megawatts achieved in 2020. Read more.


Council Assesses 40 Years of the Basin’s Fish and Wildlife Program (September Update)

At the September Fish and Wildlife Committee meeting, staff completed their presentation on part one of a five-part retrospective on how the Fish and Wildlife Program has performed over the last 40 years. Read more.


BPA’s John Hairston Shares Optimism Over Financial Prospects

Energized by a robust economic year, BPA CEO and Administrator John Hairston expressed confidence in the agency’s energy market position, financial stability, budget allocations, rate negotiations, and meeting fish and wildlife obligations. Read more.