Energy Northwest produces reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible electric power and delivers it to Northwest public power utilities at the cost of production.
Formed as a joint operating agency in 1957, the organization was created to serve the needs of public power by producing reliable, low-cost electricity while promoting public power activities in the region. Today the joint action agency membership includes nearly every public power utility district in the state and several municipalities.
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.