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Council Spotlight

News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

November Offers Opportunities to Engage With Council on Resource Adequacy


Fuel up on that leftover Halloween candy and join our Power Division at November meetings to learn more about the Council’s critical work on resource adequacy. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

NOVEMBER 15-16: Council Meeting (Portland)

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Meeting update: The Council has in-person meetings with online participation always available. If you are unable to join our meetings, staff and members can be reached by phone and email.

In the Media


Video: Interview with Executive Director Bill Edmonds Highlights Council and Its Work

Bill Edmonds joined Austin Jenkins on TVW’s Inside Olympia in September to talk about the Council, its unique role in regional energy planning and fish and wildlife protection. Read more.


Washington is Ripe for Solar Energy Development. But Where Should it Go?

KUOW interviews Power Planning Director Jenn Light on solar development in the Northwest. Read more.

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Council Members Tour Energy and Habitat Projects

In October, Council members toured the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory and the NuScale Energy Exploration Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and also visited two habitat restoration projects. Read more.


Opening the Ocean’s Black Box: Highlights from the 2022 International Year of the Salmon High Seas Survey

Epic salmon migrations through rivers and oceans take salmon across borders and cultures, so sustaining them requires a large-scale solution. Read more.


Hybrid Hydropower Storage Could Improve Response, Stability, and Unit Life

An effort is underway to explore adding fast-acting energy storage into traditional hydroelectric units to improve response and stability, and to increase operational flexibility, particularly when integrating renewable power. Read more.