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The final state regulatory review needed to transfer ownership of the four lower Klamath River dams from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corp. came with the Oregon PUC's license transfer approval on July 27, with conditions to keep the commission informed through the transfer process. Read More

Energy Northwest on July 29 named Bob Schuetz as its new CEO. He most recently served as site VP for nuclear operations. Schuetz steps in for Brad Sawatzke, who retired June 30, and for Chief Nuclear Officer Grover Hettel, who had been serving as interim CEO and will continue as CNO. Schuetz… Read More

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is taking a critical look at its Fish and Wildlife Program to assess its overall success. At a recent meeting, Council staff made clear to the agency's Fish and Wildlife Committee that the program's job is to mitigate for hydroelectric dams, not t… Read More

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

In the final record of decision released July 28 for its BP-22 rate case and TC-22 tariff proceeding, BPA affirmed its June 25 draft decision to decrease power rates by an average of 2.5 percent per year over fiscal years 2022-2023, and cut the earlier proposed average transmission rate of 1… Read More

A proposed bipartisan infrastructure package with $550 billion in new spending moved forward in the Senate following July 28 passage of a procedural motion. Energy funding in the package includes $73 billion for grid upgrades and $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging stations. Meanwhile… Read More