Northwest Power and Conservation Council
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council develops and maintains a regional power plan and a fish and wildlife program for the Pacific Northwest.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC) was authorized in the Northwest Power Act of 1980 and approved by the legislature of all four Columbia Basin states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). The council develops and maintains a regional power plan and a fish and wildlife program to balance the Northwest's environment and energy needs.
The plans, policies, and programs the NWPCC develops and approves are implemented by many agencies including the Bonneville Power Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. NWPCC reviews and provides deference on water transactions before they are invoiced for and implemented by the CBWTP.
Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program
The Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (CBWTP) was developed in 2002 to address chronically diminished stream flows in tributaries of the Columbia River.Learn More