Transporting juvenile salmon or steelhead collected at Lower Granite and Little Goose dams by truck instead of leaving them in the river to migrate will resume Aug. 1, about two weeks earlier than described in the 2020 plan for fish operations. Summer transportation by barge will not resume … Read More

An estimated 100 gallons of oil spilled into the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports. The agency discovered a leaking turbine thrust bearing on July 13, and deployed a rapid spill response. The generating unit is no longer leaking, and the equipment is … Read More

Artificially low fixed charges by electric utilities can be detrimental to low-income customers, writes Scott Coe, GM of Oregon's Emerald PUD, in a guest column. They can also inequitably benefit wealthier customers, who can afford energy efficiency or solar investments, and thus pay less of… Read More

Renewables curtailments on the California ISO grid are always a hot summertime topic. However, in the COVID-19 era, conventional demand and energy-use patterns are no longer readily comparable. Read More

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FERC on July 16 rejected a petition asking it to take over regulation of net metering, drawing cheers from state utility regulators. Meanwhile, the commission finalized a rule revamping implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act. Court throws out rollback of BLM venting, fl… Read More