Washington's Department of Ecology on Dec. 30 adopted revisions to its water quality standards that will allow operators of the eight lower dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers and five mid-Columbia dams to increase spill that would create up to 125 percent total dissolved gas saturation du… Read More

Western Area Power Administration has finished transitioning to new reliability coordinators for its balancing authorities and transmission operators in the Western Interconnection, following more than a year of preparation and testing, the agency said Dec. 30. Read More

NorthWestern Energy has filed another protest to the Montana PSC's dual role as investigator and judge. In a Dec. 27 filing, the utility asked the commission to reconsider its authority in a docket concerning NWE's QF-1 tariff update [D2019.09.059]. The filing is the latest installment in a … Read More

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After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 30 days to develop and issue technical documents outlining the causes of high water temperatures in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Read More

A 2.2-percent reduction in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions for the year just ended was forecast Dec. 30 by the Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, NERC projected reserve margins would be adequate for meeting peak demand throughout the 2020s in most of the U.S. and Canada, i… Read More