Energy Northwest's executive board on June 16 named Grover Hettel, the agency's chief nuclear officer, as interim CEO, succeeding Brad Sawatzke when he retires June 30. Hettel will remain CNO, with responsibility for the overall performance of the Northwest's only nuclear power plant, Columb… Read More

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PacifiCorp's 2020 all-resource request for proposals attracted an eye-popping 40,500 MW of renewable resources and storage capacity from across the West, which the utility has now whittled down to a final shortlist of nearly 3,250 MW, PacifiCorp said in a June 15 filing with the Oregon PUC [… Read More

FERC on June 17 approved transferring the license of the 163 MW Lower Klamath River Hydroelectric Project from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corp. (KRRC) and the states of Oregon and California [P-2082], advancing a plan to decommission the four dams. Read More

Water-management agencies responsible for operating hydroelectric generation facilities are prepared for diminished output this summer, if the power plants have not already had their output affected by ever-worsening Western drought conditions. Read More

FERC and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on June 17 announced formation of a joint state-federal task force to examine planning and financing of transmission projects. Meanwhile, FERC said it will take a further look at opt-outs for demand-response resources incl… Read More