Brent Ridge, Energy Northwest's VP for corporate services and CFO for most of the last decade, has left the joint operating agency, effective May 1, spokeswoman Carla Martinez told Clearing Up. In the four years before he held those posts, Ridge served as ENW's controller and asset manager, … Read More

With the prospect of sizable regional capacity deficits in coming years, a potential Northwest resource adequacy program is in development under auspices of the Northwest Power Pool and a steering committee with representatives from 18 entities. The proposed venture is in preliminary design,… Read More

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Join NWHA and NHA for a virtual workshop that focuses on a cross-section of topics relevant to the the hydropower industry in the Northwest. Topics this fall include national and regional hot topics, legislative updates, tools to communicate around hydropower and energy imbalance markets upd… Read more

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The Washington State Department of Ecology issued final water quality certifications on May 7 that include conditions requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address water temperature issues at eight federal dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers. Read More

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will focus on operational changes—such as flexible spill—in the Federal Columbia River Power System to improve salmon and steelhead survival now that the majority of structural improvements have been made, Corps' fish program manager Tim Dykstra told the Nort… Read More

COVID-19 responses and impacts were prominently featured during BPA's fiscal year 2020 second-quarter business review presentation on May 12, as Administrator Elliot Mainzer said the agency "certainly will not be returning to normal operations for what is likely to be an extended period of time." Read More

A significant drop in electricity demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, together with significant inflows from a high spring snowmelt, has forced BC Hydro to take immediate action to avoid downstream flooding that could overwhelm fish stocks and damage some of its hydroelectric facilit… Read More

The House is poised for a May 15 floor vote on a $3-trillion pandemic relief bill, HR 6800, that would send nearly $1 trillion in aid to state, local, tribal and territorial governments; appropriate $1.5 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; and condition state aid on po… Read More