Finance & Long-Range Planning
Serving the Northwest public power community since 1957.
Energy Northwest is a major public energy resource for the Northwest region. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, we provide electricity, at cost, to public utilities and municipalities. The Pacific Northwest has widely supported public power and its affiliates for nearly seven decades.
Energy Northwest is a Joint Operating Agency (JOA), comprising 27 member public utilities from across the state of Washington. We are governed by two boards: a Board of Directors and an Executive Board. Our Board of Directors includes representatives from member utilities, while the Executive Board includes representatives from member utilities, gubernatorial appointees, and public representatives selected by the Board of Directors.
We own and operate four electricity generating stations: Columbia Generating Station (nuclear power plant), Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, Nine Canyon Wind Project, and White Bluffs Solar Station. We also provide operations and maintenance services for other facilities, such as the Mason County PUD No. 3 Olympic View Generating Facility.
In addition, our Energy/Business Services organization is devoted to the identification and development of new generating resources, encompassing both traditional and renewable technologies. Energy Northwest is a sales affiliate of Hometown Connections, offering a suite of services from the American Public Power Association for public utilities.
To achieve our vision, we must understand and meet the basic energy needs of our primary customers - the electric ratepayers of the Pacific Northwest. Meeting that goal means we must measure our current performance and be forward thinking in looking for solutions to meet the energy needs of our region. We will be a public power provider whose portfolio includes a variety of electricity generating operations and professional and technical services.
First and foremost, our members and employees are our primary stakeholders. We serve the ratepayers of the Pacific Northwest through our members and the Bonneville Power Administration. To best serve the ratepayers, we strive to provide reliable power and other energy services to the region at the least cost, while protecting the environment and ensuring the safety of our employees and the public.