The Northwest Power Act responds to the changing circumstances of electric power in the Pacific Northwest by defining policy directions and creating new institutional arrangements for regional power planning. The Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) is the agent of the region in meeting the challenges of planning under the Act. This paper discusses the conceptual framework of regional power planning—a task that confronts a degree of uncertainty and risk without historical precedent.
Kai N. Lee,
The Path Along the Ridge: Regional Planning in the Face of Uncertainty,
58 Wash. L. Rev.
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