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.

Safe for 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.

A Reliable, Renewable Partner
Hydroelectric dams provide a carbon-free balance for 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 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

WA restaurants are worried about salmon. But is breaching Snake River dams the solution? | Tri-City Herald 

“One of Northwest RiverPartners’ goals this year is to provide context to the public for the lower Snake River Dam issue. Many groups looking at endangered salmon are narrowly focused on the dams and missing the bigger picture of climate change, decarbonizing the electric grid, the widespread decline of salmon populations all along the West Coast and the impact that losing the dams would have on vulnerable populations, Miller said.”

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