Posted by Don H on Oct 10, 2019
 
Mr. Pat Oshie, member of the Washington State Northwest Power and Conservation Council, gave an overview of Council duties and the state of energy.  The Act forming the Council requires the development of a fish and wildlife program and a power plan.  The plan is nearing completion and should be available by 2021.  The State resource plan follows State guidelines and is cost effective and reliable.  The priorities are conservation, renewable energy, co-generation and all other resources.  Coal plants are closing not because of regulations, but because they can’t compete with natural gas production. Simply stated natural gas is cheaper than coal.