Hoping to prevent water temperatures at Lower ­Granite Dam from rising above 68 degrees ­Fahrenheit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been spilling water at Dworshak Dam on the North Fork Clearwater River, which holds back significantly cooler water compared with the lower Snake River. Read More

John Francisco has been named CEO at Northwest Requirements Utilities, the NRU board of directors announced July 15. Francisco most recently served as regional VP for National Rural Utilities Cooperative Financial Corp., and before that worked at Inland Power and Light for 23 years in severa… Read More

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Members of Utah Associated Municipal Power ­Systems have inked contracts for more than 150 MW from the small modular reactor plant UAMPS plans to build at the Idaho National Laboratory, triggering ­continued work and evaluation of the project, the agency announced July 17. Read More

State and tribal officials in Montana have stepped up efforts to prevent quagga and zebra mussels from ­becoming established in the Columbia Basin, and are ­asking for additional help from other states and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More

The National Association of Regulatory Utility C­ommissioners and utility trade groups went to court to challenge FERC’s Order 841, which the agency issued to clear the way for energy-storage resources to buy and sell energy, capacity and ancillary services in organized wholesale power markets. Read More