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Northwest Electricity The Council An interstate compact of ID, MT, OR and WA, not a federal or state agency. An interstate compact of ID, MT, OR and.

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4 The Council An interstate compact of ID, MT, OR and WA, not a federal or state agency. An interstate compact of ID, MT, OR and WA, not a federal or state agency. Authorized by Northwest Power Act of Authorized by Northwest Power Act of Eight members, two from each state, appointed by governors. Eight members, two from each state, appointed by governors. Headquarters in Portland, offices in the states. Headquarters in Portland, offices in the states. Staff of about 55; budget of about $8.5 million from federal Bonneville Power Administration. Staff of about 55; budget of about $8.5 million from federal Bonneville Power Administration.

5 Duties: Fish and Wildlife Develop a program Develop a program to protect, mitigate and enhance fish and wildlife affected by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin, and make annual project funding recommendations to BPA.

6 Duties: Power Planning Develop a regional plan to assure the Northwest an adequate, efficient, economical and reliable power supply. Develop a regional plan to assure the Northwest an adequate, efficient, economical and reliable power supply. Analyze the adequacy and reliability of the power supply. Analyze the adequacy and reliability of the power supply.

7 Duties: Public Involvement Provide for broad public participation in developing the power plan and fish and wildlife program, and inform the public about regional energy issues. Provide for broad public participation in developing the power plan and fish and wildlife program, and inform the public about regional energy issues.

8 Accomplishments since ,448 MW of energy conservation. 2,448 MW of energy conservation. Diversified portfolio of regional resources. Diversified portfolio of regional resources. Improved fish survival at dams: Improved fish survival at dams: -- At least doubled juvenile fish survival; -- Cut predation losses by 25 percent. Improved fish and wildlife habitat: Improved fish and wildlife habitat: -- Preserved 141,640 hectares for wildlife: -- Protected 70,811 kilometers for fish. Aggressive reforms of fish hatcheries. Aggressive reforms of fish hatcheries.

9 Liaison with Columbia Basin Trust Power Act requires the Council to treat the Columbia River and tributaries as a system. Power Act requires the Council to treat the Columbia River and tributaries as a system. The river system includes the Canadian Columbia. The river system includes the Canadian Columbia. July 2000 agreement recognizes that we share the basin and have similar duties. July 2000 agreement recognizes that we share the basin and have similar duties. Trust and Council agreed to: Trust and Council agreed to: -- Designate vice chairs as liaisons; -- Exchange visits annually; -- Pursue common objectives.

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11 Columbia River Treaty Goals: Goals: -- Hydropower for economic development -- Hydropower for economic development and rural electrification. and rural electrification. -- Water storage for hydropower and flood control. -- Water storage for hydropower and flood control.

12 Treaty benefits Water storage: Water storage: maf in B.C. Hydropower: 40-percent increase in generation in the U.S. (shared equally). Hydropower: 40-percent increase in generation in the U.S. (shared equally). Kootenai and Columbia rivers flood control. Kootenai and Columbia rivers flood control.

13 Dam impacts in Canada

14 Dam impacts in the U.S.

15 The Future, Part 1 Agree discussions should be collaborative and seek mutual benefits. Agree discussions should be collaborative and seek mutual benefits. Agree there are multiple future scenarios. Agree there are multiple future scenarios. Agree on need for more inclusive river management and broad public participation in identifying benefits and setting goals. Agree on need for more inclusive river management and broad public participation in identifying benefits and setting goals. Agree it makes sense to begin now to identify potential issues; be ready if the countries decide to negotiate a new treaty. Agree it makes sense to begin now to identify potential issues; be ready if the countries decide to negotiate a new treaty.

16 The Future, Part 2 Some potential issues for a new treaty: Some potential issues for a new treaty: -- Flood control. -- Hydropower. -- Flows for fish and wildlife migration, and habitat. and habitat. -- Irrigation withdrawals. -- Access to transmission (U.S. and B.C.).

17 The Future, Part 3 The Trust and the Council may host a discussion forum or series of symposia, beginning in 2005, to identify issues and search for consensus. The Trust and the Council may host a discussion forum or series of symposia, beginning in 2005, to identify issues and search for consensus. Council role: Facilitate discussions and possibly advise the federal government. Council has no role in treaty negotiations. Council role: Facilitate discussions and possibly advise the federal government. Council has no role in treaty negotiations.


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