An assessment by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council shows that the efficiency of electricity use continues to improve and that the region is on track to meet the Council’s goal to improve efficiency. Meanwhile, development of renewable resources, mainly wind power, has continued but the pace may slow in the future.
Issues: NPCC Northwest Power Plans
The NW Energy Coalition appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the draft Situation Scan related to the Mid-Term Assessment of the Sixth Power and Conservation Plan. We appreciate all of the hard work that staff and Council members put into providing the region with an updated look at the assumptions, information and analysis of […]
In recognition of the most far-sighted, clean energy-based power plan in regional history, the NW Energy Coalition last week presented its highest award to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
This year’s award goes to the Council members, staff and advisory committee members who produced the Sixth Northwest Power and Conservation Plan in early 2010. The plan projects the next 20 years of regionwide electricity needs and prescribes the means of meeting them. The Sixth Plan tells Northwest utilities they can and should meet 85% of new needs with bill-reducing energy efficiency and most of the rest with new, clean renewable energy.
Read the full plan here.
The Transformer: A cheaper bright future
The region’s new power and conservation plan closely tracks NW Energy Coalition’s Bright Future analysis and provides an even lower consumer cost estimate for achieving our clean energy vision…
The Transformer – Energy efficiency brings good things to life
The new official power and conservation plan for the Northwest confirms that more than enough inexpensive energy efficiency is availability to meet most new electricity needs.
Moving the region toward a Bright Future: The new Sixth Northwest Power and Conservation Plan
Every five years the region’s official power planning agency, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, produces a new 20-year forecast of growing electricity needs and a prescription for meeting them. The recently approved Sixth Northwest Power and Conservation Plan charts an aggressive clean energy path for our region’s future.
Coalition director Sara Patton discusses how The Northwest’s official electric power planning agency has confirmed, once again, that energy efficiency is the best and cheapest way to cover the next generation’s electricity needs in today’s Oregonian guest column.
The Columbian has an article about how energy efficiency upgrades will put more green in the wallets of 47,000 workers in four Western states over the next 20 years, according to a plan approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
NW Energy Coalition statement on adoption of the Sixth Northwest Power and Conservation Plan Feb. 10, 2010 The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has just approved the most far-sighted power plan in the official regional energy-planning agency’s 30-year history. The Council’s Sixth Plan calls for meeting most new electricity needs over the next 20 years […]