The Columbia River is the fourth largest river in North America. In 1964, the Columbia River Treaty was enacted between the U.S. and Canada for the mutual development of the Columbia River power and flood control systems.
The Columbia River Treaty Power Group is advocating for a fair and equitable outcome of a modernized treaty on behalf of electric rate payers throughout the Northwest.
Clean, affordable hydropower produced in the U.S. is transferred to Canada and then purchased back by the U.S. during peak seasons. As a result, electric customers are overpaying in the hundreds of millions of dollars per year.