In a Sept. 17 ruling, FERC agreed with BPA that Avista cannot require it to buy additional point-to-point transmission service in order to transmit operating reserves within Avista's balancing area when the reserves are deployed from designated network resources outside of Avista's balancing area. Read More

Wendy Gerlitz is joining Puget Sound Energy after 10 years at the NW Energy Coalition, including the past five years as policy director. She told Clearing Up she will focus on state and regulatory policy at PSE, including participating in rulemaking for Washington's Clean Energy Transformati… Read More

Cooler weather, rampant wildfires, and natural gas production shut in by hurricanes combined over the past week to confuse Western energy prices. There was no unified pattern in either power or natural gas price movements over the Sept. 10 to Sept. 17 trading period. Read More

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

New allocations for sharing harvestable Chinook salmon between commercial and recreational fishing, and allowing commercial fishing companies to use gillnets are two of the most controversial changes to the new Columbia River Salmon Fishery Management Policy, adopted in a 5-4 vote by the Was… Read More

A recommendation to add $3.7 million to existing projects in the BPA-funded Fish and Wildlife Program in fiscal year 2021 led to discussions at a Sept. 15 Northwest Power and Conservation Council committee meeting of a possible showdown with BPA over who has power of the purse strings. Read More