Complex analysis and the addition of new Council members make it prudent to extend the deadline for completing the plan revision. The Council revises the plan every five years.
Modeling for the 2021 Power Plan by the Council’s power planning staff is producing some interesting results and raising some intriguing questions.
Stakeholders asked the Council to consider aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the new plan.
The Council is exploring a 'path to decarbonization,' which focuses on reducing carbon emissions from the economy, including transportation.
The federal Department of Energy is proposing changes that should speed the review and approval of proposed new standards.
In addition to the many challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a year that the results of modeling for the Council’s next Northwest power plan predicted an energy future that is distinctly different than the past.
Low cost and carbon-reduction policies favor renewable resources, particularly solar, for the future power supply.
We talked to Power Division Director Ben Kujala about some of the factors influencing the development of the 2021 Power Plan, and why the next regional plan will look very different from past power plans
Power Division Director Ben Kujala added his perspective to news coverage on the outages in Texas from extreme winter weather last month
In February, the Council hosted a forum on diversity, equity, and inclusion in its power planning and in its 2021 Power Plan. The forum – with 130 attendees – builds on past work in the Council’s advisory committees to address underserved communities and marked a step forward in ensuring equity in our energy planning.