Fifth Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan, 12757 [05-5096]

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(the Power Act) requires the Council to adopt and periodically review and revise a regional power plan, the Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan (the power plan). The Council first adopted the power plan in 1983, with significant amendments or complete revisions adopted in 1986, 1991 and 1998. The Council began a review of the power plan in 2002, and in September 2004, the Council released for public review and comment the Draft Fifth Power Plan. During the comment period, the Council held public hearings in each of four Northwest states, as required by the Power Act, engaged in consultations about the power plan with various governments, entities and individuals in the region, and accepted and considered substantial written and oral comments. At the Council public meeting in December 2004 in Portland, Oregon, the Council formally adopted the revised power plan, called the Fifth Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan. 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PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTRIC POWER AND CONSERVATION PLANNING COUNCIL


Fifth Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan

AGENCY: Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning 
Council (Northwest Power and Conservation Council; the Council).

ACTION: Notice of adoption of the Fifth Northwest Electric Power and 
Conservation Plan.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation 
Act of 1980 (16 U.S.C. 839 et.) (the Power Act) requires the Council to 
adopt and periodically review and revise a regional power plan, the 
Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan (the power plan). The 
Council first adopted the power plan in 1983, with significant 
amendments or complete revisions adopted in 1986, 1991 and 1998. The 
Council began a review of the power plan in 2002, and in September 
2004, the Council released for public review and comment the Draft 
Fifth Power Plan. During the comment period, the Council held public 
hearings in each of four Northwest states, as required by the Power 
Act, engaged in consultations about the power plan with various 
governments, entities and individuals in the region, and accepted and 
considered substantial written and oral comments.
    At the Council public meeting in December 2004 in Portland, Oregon, 
the Council formally adopted the revised power plan, called the Fifth 
Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Plan. The revised power plan 
meets the requirements of the Power Act, which specifies the components 
the power plan is to have. The Power Act requires the power plan to 
include among other elements, an energy conservation program, a 
recommendation for research and development; a methodology for 
determining quantifiable environmental costs and benefits; a 20-year 
demand forecast; a forecast of power resources that the Bonneville 
Power Administration will need to meet its obligations; an analysis of 
reserve and reserve reliability requirements; and a surcharge 
methodology. The plan also includes the Council's Columbia River Basin 
Fish and Wildlife Program, developed pursuant to other procedural 
requirements under the Power Act.
    The Council followed the adoption of the power plan with a decision 
at its February 2005 meeting, also in Portland, Oregon, to adopt a 
Response to Comments and Statement of Basis and Purpose to accompany 
the final power plan. A pre-publication version of the final power plan 
is available on the Council's Web site, at http://www.nwcouncil.org/
energy/powerplan/draftplan/Default.htm. A formal version will be 
published in the near future.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like more information, or 
assistance in obtaining a copy of the Fifth Power Plan, please contact 
the Council's central office. The Council's address is 851 SW Sixth 
Avenue, Suite 1100, Portland, Oregon 97204. The Council's telephone 
numbers are 503-222-5161, and 800-452-5161; the Council's FAX is 503-
820-2370, and the Council's Web site is: http://www.nwcouncil.org.

Stephen L. Crow,
Executive Director.
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