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Renewable Northwest's Vision
We envision the Northwest powered by clean, affordable, reliable, renewable energy that protects the climate, strengthens the economy, and preserves our quality of life.
Advocate for the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources in the Northwest through collaboration with government, industry, utilities, customers, and advocacy groups.
Since Renewable Northwest’s inception, we have seen more than 8,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects come into operation in the Northwest, enough to power over 2 million households, and there are many more projects in various stages of development.
Renewable Northwest has played a leading role in securing several wins for the renewable energy cause in the Northwest:
- Oregon, Washington and Montana have renewable energy standards in place that specify renewable energy targets that utilities have to meet.
- All four Northwest states now have net metering laws in place which allow small renewable projects, such as rooftop solar, to connect to the transmission grid. Oregon and Montana also have in place a system benefit charge which helps fund renewable energy projects.
- Most of the region’s utilities now offer their customers an option to purchase green power, and many business and commercial customers are also making a commitment to support renewable energy.
- Renewable Northwest, in concert with others, have won millions of dollars for consumers in transmission rate reductions on renewable energy. This helps keep consumer electricity rates down while also helping to make renewables more competitive in the energy markets.
Renewable Northwest works to engage bi-partisan stakeholders and the media, creating strategic partnerships and alliances with other organizations in the region, to achieve our mission. From building consensus with legislators to participating in public education on renewable energy issues, Renewable Northwest brings diverse parties together to understand the needs of the region and develop workable solutions to our region's energy needs.