The Council provides analysis and information about electricity demands, new technologies and interactions between hydropower and fish.

The Council also has a legal mandate to encourage energy conservation and efficiency in the Northwest, and to develop a regional power plan.


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Survey results show that conservation has saved the equivalent of two Seattles worth of power during the last 22 years, and the potential exists to acquire more conservation by 2025.

Climate change, population growth, gas/oil prices, all point to the growing importance of energy efficiency. This new taskforce leads the Northwest in that challenge.

Power supply

Explore Northwest power supply with tools like the Power Generation Map, and Power Supply Outlook

Power Plan

In December 2004, the Council adopted its Fifth Northwest Power Plan, a blueprint for an adequate, low-cost and low-risk energy future

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