Hydropower: The Backbone of the Pacific Northwest’s Energy Grid

November 01, 2023

Hydropower plays a pivotal role in powering the Pacific Northwest, contributing significantly to the region’s energy mix, and providing clean, reliable energy to our region. With a vast network of rivers and abundant rainfall, we are uniquely suited for harnessing the potential of water to generate electricity.

From the Columbia River to the Snake River, hydroelectric dams have been strategically placed to capture the energy of flowing water. This renewable energy source not only reduces our carbon footprint but also ensures a steady supply of electricity. This is especially important for backing up solar and wind power during periods when the sun isn’t shining, and the wind isn’t blowing.

As we continue to prioritize clean energy solutions, hydropower remains the steadfast backbone of the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid, helping us achieve a greener and more sustainable future. Learn more at nwriverpartners.org.


The Dalles Dam