Energy Northwest: Paving the Way
by Brad Sawatzke
Washington state took steps down a path to become a greener, cleaner state last May when Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Clean Energy Transformation Act into law. CETA requires a phase-out of coal generation by 2025; greenhouse gas neutral generation by 2030; and 100% carbon-free electricity generation by 2045.
These are aggressive but achievable goals due to the fortunate fact that we live and work in a state with one of the cleanest, low-cost energy portfolios in the country. As a not-for-profit joint operating agency, Energy Northwest is uniquely positioned to play a major role in helping our state meet these goals.
Our mission remains the same: Provide our public power members and regional customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective, responsible power generation and energy solutions. We commissioned a study last fall to identify the optimal clean-energy solutions to meet our region's future electricity and capacity needs.
Energy + Environmental Economics (E3), a San Francisco-based consulting group, conducted the study and found the best energy picture for the future is a combination of current and new renewable and clean resources.
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