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 and providing wind and solar with firm backup in our quest to go greener.

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
Billions of dollars have been invested in habitat restoration and dam improvements to support salmon populations across the region.

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


In repeat of past, conservation groups challenge new dam management plan | The Daily News

“‘I think for some of these groups, there is kind of a desire to breach first and ask questions later. But we really believe there is a lot of science that still needs to be done to determine if that is the best approach to salmon recovery,’ Miller said.

‘We really think it’s a step in the wrong direction to talk about removing the region’s best tool for fighting climate change. Hydropower provides 90% of the region’s renewable power,’ he added.

‘Right now it feels like people are not willing to listen to new information, and they are stuck in historical beliefs. We are really hoping that these organizations will join us in partnerships we call for direct scientific tests of some of the things people have speculated about in the past,’ Miller said.”

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