WHAT WE DO

Planning

As the economics of renewable energy and storage continue to improve, utilities that are heavily invested in coal are seeing opportunities to save customers money by closing coal plants and replacing them with cleaner, cheaper resources. Renewable Northwest intervenes in utilities’ Integrated Resource Planning processes to maximize the amount of non-emitting resources that replace retiring coal plants and meet growing demand.

Policy

State policies and regulations are the tools used by community advocates to create the energy future of tomorrow. Renewable Northwest engages with partners in state-level policy development and detailed regulatory proceedings across numerous state agencies to ensure that all residents of the Northwest benefit from a cleaner, safer, and efficient electric grid.

Markets

As proponents of grid-decarbonization realize ever greater percentages of renewable energy penetration, our collective task of balancing grid reliability and affordability with the continued addition of renewables becomes more complex. The key to our future successes lies in breaking down historic market and transmission silos to move distant and variable resources to meet equally variable demand. We need efficient and connected markets..

WHERE WE WORK

The great states of the Northwest are the places we call home. Renewable Northwest is the only advocacy organization with a committed and long-term focus on the renewable energy policies and markets of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The reputation that we have built over 20 decades of advocacy has resulted in deep relationships within state agencies and policy corridors that translate into realistic and effective policy recommendations.

While we live and breathe the Northwest’s electricity scene, we are acutely aware of the need for our regional marketplaces to be integrated with an efficient and connected west-wide electricity market. For this reason, we also engage extensively on market-development advocacy outside of our home states. The Northwest’s electricity sector will be stronger when integrated with a connected and efficient western electricity market.

HOW WE WORK

As a member-driven organization, Renewable Northwest understands the primacy of transparency and collaboration in all aspects of our work. Our membership consists of energy industry leaders and environmental and rate-payer advocacy organizations that do not always share the same values or priorities.

The unique strength that we possess is informed by these diverse perspectives and members’ commitment to build relationships and trust that translate into policy and marketplace solutions that reflect the urgency of our need to address climate change, the desire to keep energy rates affordable, and the business realities of building, integrating, and maintaining utility scale renewable energy projects.

It is through relationships and collaboration that Renewable Northwest members are able to create break-through solutions backed with the diverse and powerful coalitions needed to support their realization.

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Clean electricity legislation passed in WA
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Reduction below 1990 GHG levels by 2050 in OR
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Wind, solar, and storage PAC pursuing in 2019 IRP
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System-wide benefits realized through implementation of the western EIM
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Solar facility in OR built because of PGE Green Tariff program
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Increase in solar project's size eligible for local permitting in OR
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Clean electricity legislation passed in WA
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Reduction below 1990 GHG levels by 2050 in OR
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Increase in the size of solar projects eligible for local permitting in Oregon
$ 0 M
System-wide benefits realized through implementation of the western EIM
~ 0 MW
Wind, solar, and storage PAC pursuing in 2019 IRP
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Of MT wind installed by qualifying facilities since 2010
0 MW
Solar facility in Oregon being built as a result of PGE Green Tariff program
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Of low cost "no new wires" MT transmission export capacity in the NW
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