07/28/14: The recently submitted comments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council on their Fish and Wildlife Program can be viewed by clicking here. The F&W Program guides BPA spending on fish and wildlife. While BPA is the ultimate arbiter in funding decisions, the NWPCC’s recommendations in the program go a long way in BPA’s decision making.
07/24/14: PPC’s latest fish facts include information about recent record fish runs and the positive impact that the ratepayer funded biological opinion is having on NW salmon and steelhead. They can be viewed by clicking here.
7/15/2014: Comments filed by PPC on BPA's Integrated Program Review (Budget
Process) can be viewed by
7/11/2014: PPC’s 2014 Briefing Papers can be viewed by clicking on the following
PPC & Consumer-owned Power in the Northwest,
Power Administration Issues,
and Fish and Wildlife Issues,
Fish Status & BiOp Facts, and
The Columbia River Treaty.
04/15/2014: PPC Comments on the Columbia River Treaty Letter from the
Northwest Congressional Delegation: “We are very appreciative of the Northwest Congressional delegation coming together on this important topic to citizens here,” said Scott Corwin, Executive Director of the Public Power Council. “This is a very useful step to highlight why the Treaty is important, and why it is key that the Administration act quickly to renegotiate an arrangement with Canada that is better balanced for electricity consumers in our region.” The letter can be viewed by clicking here.
04/14/2014: PPC's Comments on BPA's Capital Investment Review can be viewed by clicking here.
04/09/2014: PPC's Scott Corwin wrote an Op-ed piece for the Oregonian regarding the Columbia River Treaty, which can be viewed by clicking here.
02/10/2014: PPC's analysis of the Columbia Generating Station's Economics can be viewed by clicking here.
01/17/2014: PPC's Statement on the NOAA Fisheries release of the Supplemental Biological Opinion for the FCRPS can be viewed by clicking here.
12/09/2013: PPC's Scott Corwin delivered a testimony to the House of Representatives Committee of Natural Resources at a hearing for the Columbia River Treaty on December 9, 2013. His testimony can be viewed by clicking here.
12/02/2013: PPC's comments
regarding the Inland Avian Predation Management Plan can be viewed by clicking here.
11/06/2013: the Consumer-Owned Utility Organizations' letter to DOE regarding the Bonneville Power Administration Hiring Practices and US DOE Oversight can be viewed by clicking here.
10/18/2013: PPC's Scott Corwin delivered a statement today at
a Press Conference held by Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, Ron Wyden, on BPA's hiring practices. The statement can be viewed by clicking here.
10/11/2013: PPC's Comments on BPA Hiring Practices and Statements in the Senate can be viewed by clicking here.
10/07/2013: The Public Power Council's Comments on the Draft 2013 FCRPS Biological Opinion can be viewed by clicking here.
09/17/2013: The collective comments from
the Public Power Council, NW RiverPartners, PNGC Power, and Northwest Requirements Utilities on the NW Power and Conservation Council’s F&W Program can be viewed by clicking here
08/16/2013: PPC's Supplemental Comments on the Columbia River Treaty Draft can be viewed by clicking here. The CRT Power Group's Comments to the U.S. Entity regarding the Draft can be viewed by clicking here.
08/06/2013: PPC's Initial Comment on the Columbia River Treaty Draft can be viewed by clicking here.
07/25/2013: PPC's Letter to DOE on BPA's Management Review can be viewed by clicking here.
06/28/2013: Public Power Daily published an article about June 26th's PMA Hearing (which can be viewed by clicking here) in which PPC's Scott Corwin testified. Scott's testimony for the June 26th US House Resources Committee Hearing on PMAs can be viewed by clicking here.
06/20/2013: PPC's Press Release on FERC Order Rejecting Portions of ColumbiaGrid Filing can be viewed by clicking here.
06/10/2013: PPC's Letter on the Columbia River Treaty Review can be viewed by clicking here.
05/01/2013: PPC's 2013 Briefing Papers on Federal Issues, including BPA Issues, the Columbia River Treaty, and Hydropower & Fish & Wildlife Issues, can be found by clicking the links highlighted for each topic.
04/01/2013: 2013 Fish Facts - PPC releases the 2013 Fish Facts, a compilation of relevant facts on the BPA ratepayer-funded effort to aid salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River. To view the document click here.
02/08/2013: PPC files its perspectives on the content and direction of the Columbia River Treaty post-2024. To view the document click here.
02/02/2013: PPC releases its tenth Mythbuster, busting the myth that the 2010 FCRPS Biological Opinion was rejected by the U.S. District Court. To view Mythbuster #10 click here.
01/31/2013: PPC comments on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Draft Sixth Power Plan Mid-Point Assessment. To view comments click here.
01/16/2013: PPC Applauds DOE's Selection of Bill Drummond as the next BPA Administrator. To view announcement click here.
01/15/2013: PPC elects officers for 2013-2014. To view announcement click here.
12/21/2012: PPC files brief in the Northwest Resource Information Center challenge to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council 6th Power Plan. To view the brief click here.
12/19/2012: PPC awards high honors at its annual meeting recognizing Jim Sanders, GM at Benton County PUD and former Chairman of the PPC board, with the Alan Jones Award, and Joel Myer, Public Information and Government Relations Manager at Mason County PUD No. 3, with the Golden Communicator Award. To view the announcement click here.
12/14/2012: PPC elects Board Members for 2013 through 2014 term. To view announcement click here.
12/03/2012: Scott Corwin, PPC's Executive Director, pens an Opinion Editorial in Clearing Up in on BPA's next 75 years. To view his Op Ed, entitled BPA's Next 75 Years: Strategic Evolution, click here.
11/08/2012: PPC issues a statement responding to today's announcement that BPA will raise power and transmission rates. To view the release click here.
11/2/2012: PPC requests that the Department of Energy extend the comment period on draft recommendations regarding the Western Area Power Administration from 30 to 90 days. To view the request click here.
09/30/2012: A joint Opinion Editorial by PPC and Northwest RiverPartners responding to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's Op Ed on Columbia River Salmon was published in the Sunday Oregonian. To view the Op Ed in the Oregonian click here. For a copy of the Op Ed click here.
09/11/2012: Scott Corwin, PPC Executive Director, testifies at the House Natural Resources on the DOE Power Marketing Administration memo. To view his testimony click here.
07/22/2012: PPC issues Mythbuster #9, debunking the myth that spilling enormous amounts of water is the silver bullet needed to increase adult Snake River salmon returns. To view the latest Mythbuster click here.
06/19/2012: PPC issues a statement on the announcement that BPA Administrator, Steve Wright, will retire in 2013. To view the statement click here.
05/25/2012: PPC submits comments on BPA's draft cost functionalization principles for acquisitions and services applicable to both power and transmission functions. To view these comments click here.
04/26/2012: Scott Corwin testifies for PPC at the House Natural Resources Committee's hearing on the Potential Impacts of the Dept. of Energy's Memo to the Power Marketing Administrations. To view his testimony click here.
04/11/2012: Northwest Congressional delegation sends letter to Energy Secretary Chu raising concerns with his memo to BPA. To view this letter click here.
04/04/2012: PPC comments on the ISRP's review of the Ocean Synthesis Report. Click here to view the comments.
03/27/2012: PPC submits Joint Intervenor comments in response to BPA's compliance filing at FERC on Oversupply Management Protocol (formerly called Environmental Redispatch). Click here to view the comments.
03/16/2012: PPC questions the need for the Department of Energy's memo outlining a vision and policy direction for the Bonneville Power Administration regarding the facilitation of energy efficiency and renewable energy. To view PPC's statement click here.
03/16/2012: PPC highlights key concerns with the Department of Energy Memo to BPA outlining policy direction on energy efficiency and renewable energy. To view this document click here.
03/06/2012: PPC releases the 2012 Fish Facts, a compilation of relevant facts regarding the BPA ratepayer-funded effort to aid salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. To view click here.
03/06/2012: PPC releases issue papers on Integrating Variable Generation, the Columbia River Treaty, BPA Budget and Rates, and 2012 Fish Facts. To view these issue papers click here.
03/05/2012: Public power sends a joint letter to Senator Merkley urging him to resist calls to supplant the existing collaborative process that developed the 2010 Supplemental Biological Opinion for the FCRPS with a new process. To view the letter click here.
02/21/2012: PPC comments on BPA's proposed Oversupply Management Protocol. To view the comments click here.
02/03/2012: PPC elects New Board Members to fill open seats for the remainder of the 2011-2012 term. See announcement by clicking here.
01/26/2012: PPC submits joint Public Power Comments on Proposed Section 1A of the BPA Open-Access Transmission Tariff. To view comments click here.
01/06/2012: PPC, NRU and PNGC filed a request for rehearing of FERC's order on BPA's Environmental Redispatch policy. To view the request for rehearing click here.