Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oregonagainst the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its water allocation plans for 13 dams in the Willamette River basin, and are asking the judge to grant a preliminary injunction to rescind the plan, which has been sent to… Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic casts a large shadow over the entire world, including our region. This column explores initial pandemic responses from the regional electric and natural gas industries, and outlines a preliminary and partial list of energy-related questions and challenges from this fast… Read More

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Puget Sound Energy announced March 24 that it signed a power purchase agreement with Energy Keepers, the tribally owned corporation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, for 40 MW of hydroelectricity from the Selis Ksanka Qlispe hydroelectric project in Montana. Read More

The Washington UTC approved a partial multiparty settlement in Avista's general rate case on March 25 that would have increased the utility's electric rates, but at the same time agreed to fast-track a series of customer refunds that will negate the rate increases during the COVID-19-induced… Read More

Opinions about whether the four lower Snake River dams should be removed have dominated oral comments on a draft environmental impact statement for the Columbia River System Operations during at least two of five teleconferences held since the document was released on Feb. 28. Read More

Renewable energy tax-credit extensions did not make the cut for the $2.2 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief package that President Donald Trump signed into law March 27 but the bill boosts low-income energy assistance by $900 million. The bill was passed by the House on a voice vote earlie… Read More