The Western EIM Governing Body on Aug. 28 elected Anita Decker, former BPA Chief Operating Officer, to serve on the body. Decker, who just retired as executive director of the Northwest Public Power Association, will begin on Sept. 1, filling a vacant seat with a term that ends in June 2020.

FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur will leave the agency at the end of August after serving since 2010. Although her current five-year term expired June 30, commissioners may continue serving after term expiration until a successor has been seated. Once she leaves, FERC will be down to three m…

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary license for the 300-MW ­Badger Mountain pumped storage ­project planned for a site east of Wenatchee, Wash. [P-14892]. The closed-loop hydro facility, ­proposed by Boise-based Gridflex, features artificial ­reservoirs impounde…

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on March 4 appointed ­Jeffery Allen to serve on the Northwest Power and ­Conservation Council. He replaces Bill Booth, who retired in December after 12 years. Allen has been the Council’s Idaho office ­director and policy ­analyst since 2008. Earlier, he was ­director …