Energy 101

Energy Northwest actively supports educating the public on energy issues and related industries. Click on the links below to learn more about power generation, conservation and the future of U.S. energy.


Electricity Generation

Energy Northwest produces electricity at its nuclear, wind, solar and hydropower generating facilities by converting various forms of energy into electricity.


Electricity Transmission

Electricity produced at power plants is distributed on large interconnected networks of transmission lines, or grids. Click here to learn more about transmission.


Diverse Energy Sources

Despite the importance of energy to every aspect of our lives, many people are not acquainted with the knowledge necessary to make informed energy decisions. Review this section to learn about a diverse mix of energy generation resources.


Energy Conservation

Energy conservation is undeniably the cleanest, fastest, cheapest and best way to offset new power demand. Learn more about conservation and ways individuals can help conserve energy.


Energy in the U.S.

Reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible electric power is essential to Washington state and our nation's economic well-being.


Speakers Bureau

Energy Northwest is committed to educating the communities we serve about energy. The agency offers a Speakers Bureau with a variety of presentations given by one of our trained experts.


NEI's Future of Energy

Nuclear energy is a clean source of electricity that provides jobs, contributes to a more secure energy future and enhances energy diversity. NEI’s Future of Energy Campaign features four energy experts who personify and believe in nuclear energy’s future.