Grant County PUD has submitted details of the nominal 5 percent, 27 aMW upgrade of its 1,204 MW Wanapum hydro project for an advisory opinion of its validity under the state's renewables portfolio standard. If granted, the opinion request, filed May 26 with Washington's Department of Commerc… Read More

There was a time when advocating for termination of the Columbia River Treaty was considered radical, or at least a little reckless. That time has passed. If the goal is to secure a new agreement with Canada governing international water flows in the Columbia Basin, the only alternative for … Read More

Pacific Northwest nighttime power prices retreated underwater with ample hydro generation in the region. Mid-Columbia off-peak power spent most of the May 28 to June 4 trading period in negative pricing territory. The hub dropped $7.65 in trading, ending at minus 50 cents/MWh June 4. The day… Read More

For your convenience, NewsData has compiled a list of the acronyms we utilize throughout the Clearing Up publication. Read more

Adult spring Chinook salmon have been slow to move through lower Snake River dams this spring, prompting a long discussion at the Columbia River Technical Management Team meeting on June 3 that culminated in a request by Oregon to elevate the matter to the team's flexible spill working group. Read More

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 4 directing federal agencies to speed up approvals of pipelines and other infrastructure projects by invoking emergency authority to bypass environmental reviews. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to revise… Read More