Avista says its just-filed 2021 integrated resource plan will meet customer needs through 2025 using owned and contracted generation, together with conservation and market purchases, but foresees the use of natural gas-fired peakers in the longer term.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a 45-member wholesale cooperative based in Colorado and serving electric distribution co-ops in four states, says 100 percent of its member load will be served by entities involved in either an energy imbalance market or a regional transmiss…

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Under a memorandum of understanding signed April 1, Energy Northwest and X-energy will support the development of an 80 MW advanced nuclear reactor on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, in eastern Washington, with the aim of bringing it on line by 2027.

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Rapid construction of renewable resources in the Northwest and beyond could push down average power bills in the region later this decade, according to preliminary modeling for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's 2021 Power Plan.

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Fields of solar panels and battery storage units will dominate California's energy scene through 2045, while firm zero-carbon energy resources, such as hydropower, geothermal and nuclear, will see little to no growth, according to a major report issued this week by the state's energy agencies.

Washington and Oregon regulators have extended the moratorium on disconnections for electric and natural gas customers of investor-owned utilities experiencing financial hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Millions of customers across the central and south-central United States lost electricity and heat this week amid freezing weather from a blast of Arctic air that coincided with historic generation losses across thermal and renewable assets, system operators reported.

Delivering reliable electricity in California this summer will require "deliberate and ongoing collaboration" among the state's energy regulatory bodies, particularly as more battery storage is installed in the Golden State, an advisor with the California ISO said.

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The Southwest Power Pool launched its new energy imbalance services market on Feb. 1 with some key Western utilities participating, but at least one new member—Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association—says the move is a placeholder until it joins a regional transmission organization.

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Puget Sound Energy announced Jan. 21 a carbon reduction plan setting an aspirational goal of being a "Beyond Net Zero Carbon Company by 2045" that includes having net-zero carbon emissions for electric operations and supply by 2030 and being 100 percent carbon-free by 2045.

An atmospheric river that caught forecasters off guard swept across the Pacific Northwest starting late on Jan. 12, leaving landslides, flooding, snapped trees, downed power lines, and extensive outages in its wake.

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The first of TransAlta's two 670 MW coal-fired plants in Centralia permanently shut down on Dec. 31, per a 2011 agreement with Washington as part of ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

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"Urgency" is the word of the day as the California ISO rushes to put in place a series of market rules and procedural changes before the searing heat of another California summer drives up power demand.

New sensor technology and predictive models employing machine-learning methods under development by Chelan County PUD already are showing how they can reduce forced outages and unnecessary maintenance for the utility's hydropower fleet. One tool already is in beta testing, while others are i…

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A wave of coal retirements means the Northwest faces a 15 percent chance emergency action will be required to keep the lights on at least once in 2025, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's preliminary regional resource adequacy assessment.

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For the first time, LEDs became the majority product in the Northwest nonresidential lighting sector in 2019, when they accounted for 52 percent of unit sales, according to an annual survey published in September and conducted by BPA and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

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Installing carbon-capture technology at Montana's Colstrip coal-fired power plant would cost about $1.3 billion upfront, plus about $100 million in annual upkeep and operating expenses, according to a recently acquired 2018 study commissioned by U.S. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.

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A surprise drop in frequency and voltage on the Pacific DC Intertie on Sept. 6 may have caused a spike in blood pressure among grid operators, but fail-safe mechanisms on the California-Oregon Intertie kicked in and successfully protected the grid.

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A next-generation nuclear resource is closer to becoming reality after a recent infusion of funds from the U.S. Department of Energy and the support of 32 Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems members that have committed to continue their participation in the Carbon Free Power Project, a 7…

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Environmentalists and the hydropower industry will work together to address the impacts of climate change by promoting the renewable energy and storage benefits of hydropower and the environmental and economic benefits of healthy rivers, according to a deal brokered by Stanford University.

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Idaho Power could completely exit the North Valmy coal-fired plant by the end of 2022, three years earlier than previously planned, according to the latest amendment of its integrated resource plan.

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Climate change-induced extreme heat, a failure to meet planning targets and certain practices in the day-ahead electricity market were the main factors in California's rolling blackouts in mid-August, a multiagency report says.

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