Kara Fornstrom, chairwoman of the Wyoming PSC, will leave her post Jan. 15 to join the Southwest Power Pool, effective Jan. 19, the regional transmission organization announced Dec. 17. In her new role, she will lead SPP's state regulatory policy efforts and support it's work on regional tra… Read More

Puget Sound Energy will file its draft 2021 integrated resource plan on Jan. 4, but the 20-year planning document is already proving to be unpopular. Neither environmental groups, nor the utility, seem to be satisfied with the results. A storm of opposition is brewing to it, like the one Por… Read More

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After learning about the successful operations at eight Columbia River System dams under a flexible spill agreement for the past two years, two members of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council praised the effort, while another asked about Oregon's intent to sue federal agencies despit… Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a climate policy package on Dec. 15 for the 2021-2023 biennium, saying at a press conference, "Climate change is a health issue, an economic issue and an equity issue. We must address these very real threats to our state, and we cannot wait." Read More

The electricity sector in the Northwest in 2019 largely continued along its recent trajectories in economic results, implementing energy efficiency and steady regional loads, according to a Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff preliminary presentation Dec. 15 to the Council's Power… Read More

President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 17 announced senior members of his incoming administration's "climate team," including former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his choice for secretary of energy and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) for Interior secretary. Meanwhile, the Department of Energy fina… Read More