OUR MISSION

Lead the charge for the Northwest to realize its clean energy potential using hydroelectricity as the cornerstone.

GOALS FOR THE NORTHWEST

Fight climate change through clean energy and transportation

Restore healthy fish populations in the Northwest’s rivers

Include vulnerable communities in the region’s clean energy future

Maintain an affordable, dependable electric grid

CARBON-FREE, LOW-COST POWER

The Northwest is the leader in clean energy with over 50% of our region’s power being provided by renewables. Hydro accounts for 46% annually, with wind providing 9% and solar contributing around 1% to the mix. Due to climate concerns, our reliance on renewable generation will continue to grow as we move to a carbon-free future.

Luckily for us, our largest renewable, hydropower, is helping us churn out thousands of megawatts while providing wind and solar with firm backup. As our region paves the way towards a future powered on clean energy, hydroelectricity represents one of our most valuable resources.

CARBON-FREE, LOW-COST POWER

The Northwest is the leader in renewable energy with over 50% of our region’s power being provided by renewables. Hydro accounts for 46% annually, with wind providing 9% and solar contributing around 1% to the mix. Due to climate concerns, our reliance on renewable generation will continue to grow as we move to a carbon-free future. Luckily for us, our largest renewable, hydropower, is helping us in our quest to go greener.

QUICK FACTS

Affordable Energy for All
Thanks to hydroelectricity, Northwest communities pay some of the lowest energy bills in the nation.

Investments in Salmon
Major upgrades to the lower Columbia and Snake river dams have led to a survival rate past each dam of 93 to 99%, depending on the fish species.

Reliability for Renewables
Hydroelectric dams help balance the fluctuations of solar and wind, which helps us achieve our clean energy goals.

NORTHWEST HYDRO BY THE NUMBERS

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US households served by the Northwest’s hydroelectric output in an average year
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megawatts of generating capacity of Northwest hydroelectric dams
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The yearly average output of megawatts by Northwest hydroelectric dams.
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of the Northwest’s renewable, carbon-free annual electricity production
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of the Northwest’s total average annual electricity production
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carbon emissions generated by hydropower production

LATEST NEWS

Lawsuit seeks more spill over Columbia Basin dams for salmon | The Columbian

“Kurt Miller, executive director of Northwest RiverPartners, which opposes breaching, said the injunction is poorly timed.

‘At a time when the Pacific Northwest is emerging from the pandemic, experiencing historic heat that has led to drought, wildfires, and significant loss of life, and is faced with rampant homelessness, it is difficult to imagine a group filing a motion that will greatly increase the electricity costs for millions of residents, decrease our clean energy generation, and double the risk of regional blackouts.'”

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