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.