The Western EIM generated $86 million in benefits during the second quarter, with a trio of Northwest utilities—PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric and Idaho Power—recording some of the largest benefits, the California ISO reported July 31. Read More

Janet Herrin, BPA chief operating officer, will retire at the end of the fiscal year in September, Administrator Elliot Mainzer said July 30 during the Quarterly Business Review. “Janet has been just a terrific partner and a major factor in our progress here in the last couple of years, and … Read More

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Avista has requested a 1.7 percent, $4.2 million electric revenue increase in Idaho for a power cost adjustment and BPA’s Residential Exchange Program benefit, and a 9.8 percent, $8.3 million revenue increase in Oregon for several annual natural gas adjustments. Read More

Phase two of British Columbia’s BC Hydro review will include a look at opportunities for Hydro and its marketing subsidiary Powerex to expand in out-of-province electricity markets, as well as ways Hydro can further support B.C.’s long-term greenhouse gas-reduction targets. Read More

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee on July 30 unanimously reported out a five-year, $287-billion transportation bill that would authorize $1 billion in competitive grants for charging and fueling infrastructure for electric, hydrogen and natural gas-fueled motor vehicles. Read More