A group of homeowners in Northern California and southern Oregon have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Slater Fire was the result of PacifiCorp failing to maintain its transmission and distribution lines and to de-energize its system as conditions worsened.
John Hairston will become the 16th administrator and CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration and the first person of color to lead the agency in its 84-year history, the U.S. Department of Energy said Jan. 7.
In a harshly worded statement issued Dec. 22, Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell criticized the U.S. Department of Energy's lack of consultation with them on candidates to fill the administrator vacancy at the Bonneville Power Administration, and described one of the candidates…
PacifiCorp would transfer the operating licenses of four hydroelectric projects on the lower Klamath River to the states of Oregon and California, along with the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, but would continue to pay nearly half the costs of removing the dams, according to a deal annou…
Environmental groups and the hydroelectric power industry will work together to address the impacts of climate change by promoting the renewable-energy and storage benefits of hydropower and the environmental and economic benefits of healthy rivers, according to a deal brokered by Stanford U…
Peak power demand in the Pacific Northwest is shifting to a pattern in which regional load will no longer peak in the winter months, according to experts analyzing the data.
Wildfires continued to rage in Washington and Oregon on Sept. 11, as utilities hustled to restore power to areas that had been shut off, where and when it was safe.
Portland General Electric no longer has net market exposure from energy trades, and its total third-quarter losses from energy trading will be $128 million, the Oregon utility said in a Sept. 2 statement.
California's recent rolling blackouts and power market price spikes have caused financial damage to at least one Northwest utility and raised concerns among some analysts about the integrity of the California Independent System Operator's wholesale market.
PacifiCorp on July 7 released a request for proposals seeking 4.3 GW of renewable energy and battery storage, the largest RFP in the utility's history and one of the largest calls for renewables in the industry.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 1 accepted a series of open-access transmission tariff modifications from seven NorthernGrid members, officially allowing NorthernGrid to be the Northwest's transmission planning organization.
More than two dozen Pacific coast businesses came out Jan. 29 in support of a regional cap-and-trade program that would link Washington, Oregon and California in a West Coast market.
The Pacific Northwest could be facing a 3,000-MW capacity deficit by 2030, according to an updated study by the San Francisco-based consulting firm Energy and Environmental Economics.
Three small Northwest utilities were among more than a dozen hit by recent cyberattacks targeting small electric utilities. While none of the attacks appear to have succeeded, they highlight two of the weakest links in the industry's cybersecurity defenses: small, resource-strapped electric …
PacifiCorp will lean on the wholesale power market to meet the bulk of its summer and winter peaking capacity needs over the next decade, according to the utility's 2019 integrated resource plan filed with state regulators Oct. 18.
PacifiCorp would close 16 of its 24 coal units, add nearly 7,000 MW of new renewable energy and build 400 miles of transmission line over the next decade to accelerate decarbonization of its system, according to its draft 2019 integrated resource plan.
The Bonneville Power Administration moved a step closer to joining the Western Energy Imbalance Market on Sept. 26, by signing an implementation agreement with the California Independent System Operator that will allow BPA to further consider participating in the market.
The Bonneville Power Administration appears to be on the verge of taking the next step in potentially joining the Western Energy Imbalance Market operated by the California Independent System Operator.
PacifiCorp continues to see dramatic savings from early retirement of some of its coal fleet and switching to renewables and natural gas in modeling for its 2019 integrated resource plan.