Northwest Power and Conservation Council releases Draft 2021 Power Plan

“Never in the 40-year history of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council have we seen such remarkable changes in the future power supply than what the Draft 2021 Power Plan outlines.”.
Thats how the Northwest Power and Conservation Council explained its Draft 2021 Power Plan, released in September..
The 2021 strategy will be the 8th power plan considering that the Northwest Power Act was adopted in a federal statute in 1980. The legislation needs the council to look twenty years in the future and establish a power strategy to guarantee adequate, effective, trustworthy and economical power supply for energy clients in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho..
The Draft 2021 Power Plan thinks about a number of advancements in the energy industry, consisting of transitioning source of power due to economic and ecological aspects, current public laws and decarbonization objectives, technological improvements and climate change assumptions..
The Draft 2021 Power Plan expects substantial transformation in the power system and addresses this by stressing eco-friendly energy and including more renewable energy generation than any previous plan. While some sources of energy have reduced in price, affordable energy efficiency remains a concern resource for the region, especially for tools that help conserve energy when demand is greater..
Energy savings accomplished by Energy Trust and its customers add to the councils energy-efficiency targets for Oregons investor-owned utilities, Portland General Electric and Pacific Power. Once the strategy is completed, Energy Trust will utilize the energy-efficiency targets and other information from the plan to guide the advancement of its goals.?.
The council welcomes the public to comment on the Draft 2021 Power Plan and get involved in upcoming hearings and council conferences through November. Composed remarks can be sent online or by e-mail..
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In addition, the general public is welcomed to attend any of three Council meetings: Sep 14-15, Oct 12-13, Nov 16-17..
Find out more about the Draft 2021 Power Plan, consisting of background, draft strategy summary, frequently asked concerns and supporting material on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council website..

Monday, September 27: 4 — 6 pm PST, hosted by Montana.
Thursday, October 7, 5 — 7 pm PST, hosted by Washington.
Tuesday, October 12, 1:30 — 3:30 pm?PST, hosted by Oregon.
Thursday, October 14, 4 — 6 pm PST, hosted by Idaho.