Benefits of Hydropower in Oregon  

The four Lower Snake River hydroelectric dams are the low cost, carbon-free backbone of Oregon’s power supply and essential to meeting our region’s renewable energy goals. Wind and solar are a growing part of our clean energy system and hydropower from dams works together with them to meet demand and provide reliable carbon-free power when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.

In the News

Burns Times-Herald | Guest editorial: Governor Brown should collaborate – not litigate (January 27, 2021)

Bend Bulletin | Guest column: Gov. Brown chooses litigation over collaboration (January 29, 2021)

Roseburg News-Review | Guest column: We need to work together on Snake River dam plan (February 21, 2021)

Eugene Register-Guard | Gov. Brown’s lawsuit challenges collaboration (April 1, 2021)

La Grande Observer | My Voice: Gov. Brown makes wrong move on dams (April 1, 2021)

Albany Democrat-HeraldMailbag: Litigation far cry from collaboration (April 14, 2021)

Polk County Itemizer-ObserverGuest column: BOC supports clean, renewable electric power (April 28, 2021)

Baker City HeraldEDITORIAL: Less power, more money (May 14, 2021)

East OregonianOther views: Time for dialogue on dam removal issues (May 14, 2021)

Albany Democrat-HeraldMailbag: Sound judgment not as common anymore (May 28, 2021)

Press Releases

Statement of Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association on Governor Brown’s Decision to Litigate on Columbia River Systems Operation (March 2021)