Utilities and other stakeholders around the West have jump-started an expansive, multiyear effort to develop an extended day-ahead wholesale energy market across the region, viewing it as a pathway to help power sellers and buyers more efficiently operate and meet climate change goals.

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Portland General Electric on Oct. 15 took a major step toward meeting Oregon's clean energy standard by releasing a request for proposals seeking 1,000 MW of clean energy resources. The utility also announced plans to increase its access to distributed energy resources and expand its demand …

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A dozen of some of the biggest utilities in the West are banding together to evaluate regional market opportunities, giving more momentum to the growing interest in forming a centralized market in the West to help meet state-mandated carbon-reduction goals.

A joint C$260 million five-year plan introduced Sept. 28 by the British Columbia government and BC Hydro will make it easier and more affordable for customers to use more of Hydro's surplus hydroelectricity in place of fossil fuels to power their homes, buildings, businesses and vehicles, th…

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Northwest utilities spent nearly $400 million to create approximately 145 aMW of energy savings in 2020, or about $2.75 million per average megawatt, according to a presentation at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Sept. 15 meeting.

Oregon fell short of meeting its zero-emission vehicles goals, but momentum is building as consumers will have more and more models to choose from over the next few years, according to Oregon Department of Energy's "2021 Biennial Zero-Emission Vehicle Report" released Sept. 15.

Homeowners continued shifting to LEDs across the Northwest in 2020, according to the latest residential lighting market analysis by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, which found that the highly efficient bulbs made up 67 percent of sales last year, up from 63 percent in 2019 and from…

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PacifiCorp's 2021 integrated resource plan continues the company on a path of investing heavily in renewables, storage and transmission, while accelerating the retirement of several coal units and beefing up energy-efficiency and demand-response programs.

An annual U.S. Department of Energy report shows that national land-based wind generation continues to grow and provides community benefits that exceed the direct costs of generation.

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The U.S. electric system was generally reliable in 2020 despite extreme weather and other events, but energy and resource adequacy issues escalated in parts of the Western Interconnection and Texas, the national reliability organization said in a new report.

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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…

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A fast-growing, massive wildfire in southwest Oregon disrupted exports of electricity from the Northwest July 9-14 as California sweated through another heat wave, forcing the state's grid operator to call for voluntary power conservation and to edge toward invoking rolling blackouts.

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Historic high temperatures swaddled the Northwest in June's final days, smashing some long-standing records, straining the grid, and causing deaths in a region accustomed to moderate summer temperatures and little need for air conditioning.

While British Columbia is a leader in electric vehicle adoption within Canada, the increased demand for power from this will only be evident in the south coast region, says the draft of BC Hydro's 2021 integrated resource plan.

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 […

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Puget Sound Energy has signed a new deal for 350 MW of Montana wind and extended a 40 MW hydropower contract to help the utility move away from carbon-emitting resources and to rely less on short-term market purchases.

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Portland General Electric is in negotiations with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to extend its power purchase agreement for the tribes' share of the 500 MW Pelton Round Butte hydroelectric project and the net output from its re-regulation plant.

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Idaho Falls Power is hanging by the proverbial thread—a single transmission line through a single substation connects thousands of homes and businesses in and around the city to the regional grid. If the Goshen substation goes down, power is out for miles around.

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Australian-based Woodside Petroleum is pulling out of the proposed C$30 billion Kitimat LNG project in a move that puts the export megaproject in jeopardy, leaving British Columbia with only two LNG projects still under development where seven years ago there were as many as 20 on the drawin…

California needs another 11.5 GW of electric supply resources—about five times the capacity of the retiring Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant—to meet the region's expected demand in 2026, the California PUC said in a May 21 proposed decision.

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