Who We Are

Powering our carbon-free energy future with innovative solutions

Energy Northwest produces reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible electric power and delivers it to Northwest public power utilities at the cost of production.

Energy Northwest is a joint operating agency formed by the Washington state legislature in 1957, representing the convergence of small and big public power.

Our consortium of 27 public utility districts and municipalities across Washington takes advantage of economies of scale and shared services that help utilities run their operations more efficiently and at lower cost, to the benefit of more than 1.5 million customers.

Our agency further improves quality of life throughout the Northwest through the generation of clean, reliable electricity from nuclear, wind, hydro and solar projects.

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The agency owns and operates four electricity generating facilities: White Bluffs Solar Station, Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, Nine Canyon Wind Project and Columbia Generating Station (nuclear energy facility).

Energy Northwest also provides operations and maintenance services for generating facilities owned by other utilities, and develops new power generation facilities to meet growing demand.

Oversight of Energy Northwest operations is provided by an 11-member executive board and a board of directors comprising one representative from each member utility.

The agency’s vision is to be a regional leader in clean energy generation and public power solutions through sustained excellence in performance.

To achieve its vision, Energy Northwest works to understand and meet the energy needs of its members – the Washington state public power utilities who serve nearly 1.5 million electricity customers. Meeting the goal means measuring current performance while looking for solutions to meet the region’s future energy needs. The vision calls for a strong power portfolio, including a variety of electricity generating operations and professional and technical services.

The agency’s mission is to provide our public power members and regional customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective, responsible power generation and energy solutions.