Clean Energy Blog

We’ve gathered the latest news, industry reports, and job opportunities for the clean energy industry.

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

read more

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

read more

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

read more

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

read more

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

read more

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

read more

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

read more

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

read more

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

read more

Governor Inslee issues statement on record global carbon levels

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement last week about record global carbon levels. "Together with our requirement for 100% clean electricity and many other policies, Washington's path to climate solutions will deliver good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and a...

read more

Meet our new director of the Clean Energy Center of Excellence

Jake Fay, Dean of Instruction, Healthcare & Industrial Trades, at Centralia College announced this week the hiring of a new Center of Excellence for Clean Energy director. Monica Brummer will transition from her current position as Coordinator in the Centralia...

read more

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

read more

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

read more

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

read more

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

read more

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

read more

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

read more

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

read more

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

read more

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

read more

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

read more

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

read more

Free STEM to Hydropower Workshop on Jan. 21

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a free workshop for individuals in the hydropower industry, academia and students to talk about educational resources that will mold the workforce of tomorrow. Participants can tap into the OpenEI STEM for Hydropower information...

read more

HYDROVISION International set for July 2021 in Spokane

HYDROVISION International has been postponed to July 27-29, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. "With the Columbia and Snake Rivers generating 40% of all U.S. hydropower and close to 80% of the electricity in the Northwest being produced by hydropower each year, we felt it ideal...

read more

Hiring for Hydro virtual events: Dec. 2 & 8

This year's virtual Hiring for Hydro event in December gives students from colleges throughout the region a chance to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, followed by a special recruiting session. Get prepped for Hiring for Hydro...

read more

EnergyCareers 2020 virtual event Oct. 21

Want to discover and learn more about energy careers? EnergyCareers 2020 is a virtual career event from the Center for Energy Workforce Development on Oct. 21, 2020. The event will bring students, veterans, career changers, women, and under-represented groups in...

read more

HYDROVISION Exchange Virtual Event

HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review will host HYDROVISION Exchange, a three-day virtual event, on November 17-19, 2020. The event will be fully virtual and includes a powerful keynote address, timely content and education sessions, peer-to-peer networking,...

read more

FERC to discuss COVID-19 impact

According to industry insiders, the pandemic is highlighting issues facing power generators and the energy industry in general as COVID-19 slows the U.S. and global economy. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is planning a technical conference this summer...

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Hiring for Hydro, Seattle – Apply Now!

The Hydropower Foundation's Hiring for Hydro 2020 event will take place on February 19, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, in Seattle, WA. Be part of the 4th annual Hiring for Hydro — a recruiting and educational event designed to attract and recruit new workforce...

read more

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

June 2021 virtual lineworkers rodeo seeking competitors for 2022

The American Public Power Association's Rodeo Committee is recognizing lineworkers in its 2021 Virtual Public Power Rodeo Challenge to be held June 14-18, 2021. The 2021 in-person rodeo was canceled due to pandemic-related health and safety concerns. The virtual...

Join the hydroelectric power community for a virtual event on Feb. 23

HYDRO+, a partner of HYDROVISION International, is a year-round community offering opportunities for power industry professionals, including virtual experiences, education sessions, peer-to-peer networking, vendor demonstrations, and matchmaking assistance between...

Free STEM to Hydropower Workshop on Jan. 21

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a free workshop for individuals in the hydropower industry, academia and students to talk about educational resources that will mold the workforce of tomorrow. Participants can tap into the OpenEI STEM for Hydropower information...

HYDROVISION International set for July 2021 in Spokane

HYDROVISION International has been postponed to July 27-29, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. "With the Columbia and Snake Rivers generating 40% of all U.S. hydropower and close to 80% of the electricity in the Northwest being produced by hydropower each year, we felt it ideal...

Hiring for Hydro virtual events: Dec. 2 & 8

This year's virtual Hiring for Hydro event in December gives students from colleges throughout the region a chance to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, followed by a special recruiting session. Get prepped for Hiring for Hydro...

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

read more

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

read more

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

read more

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

read more

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

read more

National labs accelerate innovative water power technologies

Ever wondered what kind of research is being done for developing innovative water power technologies? The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy funds several national labs to...

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Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

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Applications being accepted now for Clean Energy COE director

The Clean Energy COE is looking for a new leader! Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The screening committee will begin priority review of applications on...

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Grid modernization under the Clean Energy Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has open applications through May 18, 2021, for new funding opportunities through its Clean Energy Fund (CEF). CEF provides funding for Washington electric utilities for Grid Modernization projects that: advance clean,...

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Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

Governor Inslee issues statement on record global carbon levels

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement last week about record global carbon levels. "Together with our requirement for 100% clean electricity and many other policies, Washington's path to climate solutions will deliver good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and a...

Meet our new director of the Clean Energy Center of Excellence

Jake Fay, Dean of Instruction, Healthcare & Industrial Trades, at Centralia College announced this week the hiring of a new Center of Excellence for Clean Energy director. Monica Brummer will transition from her current position as Coordinator in the Centralia...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

read more

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

read more

Wind Career Map: a wind energy career mapping tool

Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Career Map, an interactive mapping tool, to explore wind energy occupations, job descriptions across the industry, how to progress between careers, and to identify training needed. The career map covers many careers in...

read more

How one student kickstarted a career in clean energy

Thinking about a career as a clean energy scientist and developing solutions that could have a positive impact on the world, Vanessa Zambrano participated in the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)...

read more

Don’t let COVID-19 derail your plans after high school

Start planning your college or career pathway now! The Washington Student Achievement Council maps out steps and tools to start planning your education or training for a career in clean energy. Washington has many options and supports to help you get the education or...

read more

Free STEM to Hydropower Workshop on Jan. 21

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a free workshop for individuals in the hydropower industry, academia and students to talk about educational resources that will mold the workforce of tomorrow. Participants can tap into the OpenEI STEM for Hydropower information...

read more

Students: Apply now for DEED scholarships

The Spring Application Cycle for DEED scholarships is December 1 – February 15. High school seniors through graduate students – accepted or enrolled full-time in technical/trade schools or accredited colleges and universities – are eligible to apply...

read more

APPA Career Center

The American Public Power Association provides a Career Center to search energy jobs by location, keyword, discipline, and education. You can search for jobs in Washington state, filter by education required, build a profile, and create a search alert. Find out more...

read more

Hiring for Hydro virtual events: Dec. 2 & 8

This year's virtual Hiring for Hydro event in December gives students from colleges throughout the region a chance to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, followed by a special recruiting session. Get prepped for Hiring for Hydro...

read more

EnergyCareers 2020 virtual event Oct. 21

Want to discover and learn more about energy careers? EnergyCareers 2020 is a virtual career event from the Center for Energy Workforce Development on Oct. 21, 2020. The event will bring students, veterans, career changers, women, and under-represented groups in...

read more

HYDROVISION Exchange Virtual Event

HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review will host HYDROVISION Exchange, a three-day virtual event, on November 17-19, 2020. The event will be fully virtual and includes a powerful keynote address, timely content and education sessions, peer-to-peer networking,...

read more

Free tips on applying for DEED grants & scholarships

The 2020 DEED grant and scholarship cycle is open through February 15. DEED will host a free webinar on January 14, 2020, at 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to provide answers to your questions about DEED grants and scholarships. For more information about DEED scholarships, visit...

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Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

Wind Career Map: a wind energy career mapping tool

Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Career Map, an interactive mapping tool, to explore wind energy occupations, job descriptions across the industry, how to progress between careers, and to identify training needed. The career map covers many careers in...

Join the hydroelectric power community for a virtual event on Feb. 23

HYDRO+, a partner of HYDROVISION International, is a year-round community offering opportunities for power industry professionals, including virtual experiences, education sessions, peer-to-peer networking, vendor demonstrations, and matchmaking assistance between...

How one student kickstarted a career in clean energy

Thinking about a career as a clean energy scientist and developing solutions that could have a positive impact on the world, Vanessa Zambrano participated in the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)...

Don’t let COVID-19 derail your plans after high school

Start planning your college or career pathway now! The Washington Student Achievement Council maps out steps and tools to start planning your education or training for a career in clean energy. Washington has many options and supports to help you get the education or...

State and national resources for clean energy jobs and innovation

See how the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in eastern Washington is partnering with academic institutions to support clean energy innovation and impact. PNNL Joint Institutes » Browse Jobs at PNNL » Clean Energy Jobs & Planning Find jobs,...

Free STEM to Hydropower Workshop on Jan. 21

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a free workshop for individuals in the hydropower industry, academia and students to talk about educational resources that will mold the workforce of tomorrow. Participants can tap into the OpenEI STEM for Hydropower information...

Students: Apply now for DEED scholarships

The Spring Application Cycle for DEED scholarships is December 1 – February 15. High school seniors through graduate students – accepted or enrolled full-time in technical/trade schools or accredited colleges and universities – are eligible to apply...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

Wind Career Map: a wind energy career mapping tool

Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Career Map, an interactive mapping tool, to explore wind energy occupations, job descriptions across the industry, how to progress between careers, and to identify training needed. The career map covers many careers in...

Join the hydroelectric power community for a virtual event on Feb. 23

HYDRO+, a partner of HYDROVISION International, is a year-round community offering opportunities for power industry professionals, including virtual experiences, education sessions, peer-to-peer networking, vendor demonstrations, and matchmaking assistance between...

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

read more

Clean energy jobs at renewable energy companies

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) posts jobs at ACP and throughout the clean energy industry, connecting companies with experienced, capable professionals who want to use their expertise to advance business, technology, and the industry. ACP is a federation...

read more

Applications being accepted now for Clean Energy COE director

The Clean Energy COE is looking for a new leader! Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The screening committee will begin priority review of applications on...

read more

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

read more

Wind Career Map: a wind energy career mapping tool

Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Career Map, an interactive mapping tool, to explore wind energy occupations, job descriptions across the industry, how to progress between careers, and to identify training needed. The career map covers many careers in...

read more

BPA now hiring, apply by Jan. 23

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is now hiring Apprentice Linemen, Apprentice Electrician, and Apprentice Substation Operators. BPA has 22 apprentice jobs open, and these openings will close Jan. 23, 2021: Step-2 Apprentice Linemen Step-2 Apprentice Electricians...

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2020 Public Power Salary Survey

According to the results of a recent American Public Power Association survey, the median hourly wage for 24 non-management positions ranged from $21.31 (customer service representative) to $45.98 (plant shift supervisor). The survey also showed that 18 of 27...

read more

APPA Career Center

The American Public Power Association provides a Career Center to search energy jobs by location, keyword, discipline, and education. You can search for jobs in Washington state, filter by education required, build a profile, and create a search alert. Find out more...

read more

Find jobs and career help from CEWD

Find jobs in Washington or other states on the CEWD Get Into Energy website. Get Into Energy was designed and launched by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) to build awareness among students, teachers, military veterans, transitioning workers, and...

read more

Hiring for Hydro virtual events: Dec. 2 & 8

This year's virtual Hiring for Hydro event in December gives students from colleges throughout the region a chance to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, followed by a special recruiting session. Get prepped for Hiring for Hydro...

read more

EnergyCareers 2020 virtual event Oct. 21

Want to discover and learn more about energy careers? EnergyCareers 2020 is a virtual career event from the Center for Energy Workforce Development on Oct. 21, 2020. The event will bring students, veterans, career changers, women, and under-represented groups in...

read more

Hiring for Hydro, Seattle – Apply Now!

The Hydropower Foundation's Hiring for Hydro 2020 event will take place on February 19, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, in Seattle, WA. Be part of the 4th annual Hiring for Hydro — a recruiting and educational event designed to attract and recruit new workforce...

read more

Apply for jobs in the energy industry!

For a current list of energy jobs in Washington, go to: Get Into Energy - Washington Jobs. For a listing of jobs by state, and to search and apply for energy jobs, visit the Get Into Energy jobs site.

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Search for Public Power jobs

Did you know you can search for jobs by state on the American Public Power Association website? Here are current job listings for Washington. Try your search at: jobs.publicpower.org/jobs

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Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

Clean energy jobs at renewable energy companies

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) posts jobs at ACP and throughout the clean energy industry, connecting companies with experienced, capable professionals who want to use their expertise to advance business, technology, and the industry. ACP is a federation...

Applications being accepted now for Clean Energy COE director

The Clean Energy COE is looking for a new leader! Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The screening committee will begin priority review of applications on...

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

Wind Career Map: a wind energy career mapping tool

Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Career Map, an interactive mapping tool, to explore wind energy occupations, job descriptions across the industry, how to progress between careers, and to identify training needed. The career map covers many careers in...

State and national resources for clean energy jobs and innovation

See how the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in eastern Washington is partnering with academic institutions to support clean energy innovation and impact. PNNL Joint Institutes » Browse Jobs at PNNL » Clean Energy Jobs & Planning Find jobs,...

BPA now hiring, apply by Jan. 23

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is now hiring Apprentice Linemen, Apprentice Electrician, and Apprentice Substation Operators. BPA has 22 apprentice jobs open, and these openings will close Jan. 23, 2021: Step-2 Apprentice Linemen Step-2 Apprentice Electricians...

2020 Public Power Salary Survey

According to the results of a recent American Public Power Association survey, the median hourly wage for 24 non-management positions ranged from $21.31 (customer service representative) to $45.98 (plant shift supervisor). The survey also showed that 18 of 27...

APPA Career Center

The American Public Power Association provides a Career Center to search energy jobs by location, keyword, discipline, and education. You can search for jobs in Washington state, filter by education required, build a profile, and create a search alert. Find out more...

Find jobs and career help from CEWD

Find jobs in Washington or other states on the CEWD Get Into Energy website. Get Into Energy was designed and launched by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) to build awareness among students, teachers, military veterans, transitioning workers, and...

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

Clean energy jobs at renewable energy companies

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) posts jobs at ACP and throughout the clean energy industry, connecting companies with experienced, capable professionals who want to use their expertise to advance business, technology, and the industry. ACP is a federation...

Applications being accepted now for Clean Energy COE director

The Clean Energy COE is looking for a new leader! Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The screening committee will begin priority review of applications on...

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

Wind Career Map: a wind energy career mapping tool

Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Career Map, an interactive mapping tool, to explore wind energy occupations, job descriptions across the industry, how to progress between careers, and to identify training needed. The career map covers many careers in...

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

read more

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

read more

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

read more

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

read more

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

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National labs accelerate innovative water power technologies

Ever wondered what kind of research is being done for developing innovative water power technologies? The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy funds several national labs to...

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Free STEM to Hydropower Workshop on Jan. 21

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a free workshop for individuals in the hydropower industry, academia and students to talk about educational resources that will mold the workforce of tomorrow. Participants can tap into the OpenEI STEM for Hydropower information...

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HYDROVISION International set for July 2021 in Spokane

HYDROVISION International has been postponed to July 27-29, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. "With the Columbia and Snake Rivers generating 40% of all U.S. hydropower and close to 80% of the electricity in the Northwest being produced by hydropower each year, we felt it ideal...

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Energy storage will be crucial in coming years

As the volume of variable renewable energy resources grows, storage will become important for managing supply and demand, potentially delaying or avoiding grid upgrade requirements. Utility scale battery storage, pumped hyrdo, seasonal storage -- all are components of...

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Hiring for Hydro virtual events: Dec. 2 & 8

This year's virtual Hiring for Hydro event in December gives students from colleges throughout the region a chance to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, followed by a special recruiting session. Get prepped for Hiring for Hydro...

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HYDROVISION Exchange Virtual Event

HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review will host HYDROVISION Exchange, a three-day virtual event, on November 17-19, 2020. The event will be fully virtual and includes a powerful keynote address, timely content and education sessions, peer-to-peer networking,...

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Bill Gates backs hydropower technology as renewable energy source

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing a hydropower technology that may potentially "fundamentally change how water is leveraged as a renewable energy source." Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which was set up by Gates, joined Schneider Electric in an $11m investment in...

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Wind surpasses hydro as most used renewable

Wind is now the top renewable source of electricity generation in the country, a position previously held by hydroelectricity. Annual wind generation totaled 300 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2019, exceeding hydroelectric generation by 26 million MWh. Wind generation...

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Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

National labs accelerate innovative water power technologies

Ever wondered what kind of research is being done for developing innovative water power technologies? The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy funds several national labs to...

Join the hydroelectric power community for a virtual event on Feb. 23

HYDRO+, a partner of HYDROVISION International, is a year-round community offering opportunities for power industry professionals, including virtual experiences, education sessions, peer-to-peer networking, vendor demonstrations, and matchmaking assistance between...

Free STEM to Hydropower Workshop on Jan. 21

The Hydropower Foundation is hosting a free workshop for individuals in the hydropower industry, academia and students to talk about educational resources that will mold the workforce of tomorrow. Participants can tap into the OpenEI STEM for Hydropower information...

HYDROVISION International set for July 2021 in Spokane

HYDROVISION International has been postponed to July 27-29, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. "With the Columbia and Snake Rivers generating 40% of all U.S. hydropower and close to 80% of the electricity in the Northwest being produced by hydropower each year, we felt it ideal...

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

Clean Currents 2021: NHA hosts inaugural event

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is hosting its first Clean Currents event, a waterpower tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20-22, 2021, in Atlanta, GA. Clean Currents will showcase innovative solutions, thought leadership and exclusive educational...

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

HYDROVISION International 2021, Sept. 21-23, Spokane, WA

Exhibits, industry professionals, education, one-on-one meetings, networking, a multi-track summit, and more — all at the HYDROVISION International 2021 event slated for Sept. 21-23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. HYDROVISION International is the largest gathering of...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

read more

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

read more

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

read more

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

read more

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

read more

National labs accelerate innovative water power technologies

Ever wondered what kind of research is being done for developing innovative water power technologies? The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy funds several national labs to...

read more

Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

read more

Applications being accepted now for Clean Energy COE director

The Clean Energy COE is looking for a new leader! Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The screening committee will begin priority review of applications on...

read more

Grid modernization under the Clean Energy Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has open applications through May 18, 2021, for new funding opportunities through its Clean Energy Fund (CEF). CEF provides funding for Washington electric utilities for Grid Modernization projects that: advance clean,...

read more

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

Governor Inslee issues statement on record global carbon levels

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement last week about record global carbon levels. "Together with our requirement for 100% clean electricity and many other policies, Washington's path to climate solutions will deliver good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and a...

Meet our new director of the Clean Energy Center of Excellence

Jake Fay, Dean of Instruction, Healthcare & Industrial Trades, at Centralia College announced this week the hiring of a new Center of Excellence for Clean Energy director. Monica Brummer will transition from her current position as Coordinator in the Centralia...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

read more

Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

read more

Clean Energy educational resources for K-12

The Clean Energy Wiki, hosted by the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute, offers teaching and learning resources for K-12 on solar energy and other topics related to clean energy. See Clean Energy Wiki.  

read more

Solar power continues to get cheaper

The price of electricity from solar panels continues to plummet and is one of the driving forces in the transition to clean energy. The Department of Energy is aiming to cut the price of utility-scale solar by more than half by 2030. Government policies and scientific...

read more

Renewables pass coal in electricity generation

A clean energy milestone was set in 2020 when renewables surpassed coal in electricity generation, according to Inside Climate News. The continuing rise of wind and solar power, its low cost, and the steady performance of hydroelectric power, all contributed to U.S....

read more

Battery backup systems for California homes

To help customers prepare for outages, as well as provide services to the grid every day, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) in Oakland, CA, has launched the Resilient Home program. Partnering with solar and storage developer Sunrun, the program aims to deploy over...

read more

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

read more

DOE announces $45M to fund solar technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, including the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernized electric grid. "The Nation's solar...

read more

2021: The year solar drives home energy efficiency?

Next year could see the beginning of more growth in residential solar in the coming years and a shift from it being leveraged as a standalone product to taking advantage of its ability to support a total home energy solution. It is expected that homeowners will...

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Linking sun and wind to connect regional electricity grids

Cheap, abundant solar power produced in California could help meet the Midwest's peak demand, while wind energy generated in the Midwest could meet demand in the West after solar production begins to tumble in the late afternoon. As renewables grow — along with...

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IKEA adds 1M solar panels to its stores

IKEA invested $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure in 2019. It put 1 million solar panels on 370 0f its stores and warehouses, and also built 535 wind turbines and 2 solar parks. The goal is to be climate positive by 2030. IKEA shows that we have the...

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Solar power interest peaks during pandemic

People in quarantine are searching for solar power. New data from The Harris Poll and LG show that LG’s solar web traffic, as well as quote requests for residential systems are both trending high since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the issue becomes turning...

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$1B Nevada Gemini Solar Project approved for construction

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday signed off on Nevada’s Gemini Solar Project, which could be the largest U.S. solar plant once constructed. The 690-megawatt Gemini project won federal approval despite lingering controversy over its environmental...

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Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

Clean Energy educational resources for K-12

The Clean Energy Wiki, hosted by the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute, offers teaching and learning resources for K-12 on solar energy and other topics related to clean energy. See Clean Energy Wiki.  

Solar power continues to get cheaper

The price of electricity from solar panels continues to plummet and is one of the driving forces in the transition to clean energy. The Department of Energy is aiming to cut the price of utility-scale solar by more than half by 2030. Government policies and scientific...

Renewables pass coal in electricity generation

A clean energy milestone was set in 2020 when renewables surpassed coal in electricity generation, according to Inside Climate News. The continuing rise of wind and solar power, its low cost, and the steady performance of hydroelectric power, all contributed to U.S....

$3.7M awarded for solar installations in low-income communities

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state. The projects will result in a total $6.1 million reduction in the energy burden of low-income households and nonprofits serving low-income...

Battery backup systems for California homes

To help customers prepare for outages, as well as provide services to the grid every day, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) in Oakland, CA, has launched the Resilient Home program. Partnering with solar and storage developer Sunrun, the program aims to deploy over...

Solar Career Map: a solar energy career mapping tool

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides an interactive mapping tool for careers in solar energy. The Solar Career Map explores 40 of the many careers that can be found within the solar energy industry, in areas such as Project Development, System Design,...

DOE announces $45M to fund solar technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, including the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernized electric grid. "The Nation's solar...

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

Clean Energy educational resources for K-12

The Clean Energy Wiki, hosted by the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute, offers teaching and learning resources for K-12 on solar energy and other topics related to clean energy. See Clean Energy Wiki.  

Solar power continues to get cheaper

The price of electricity from solar panels continues to plummet and is one of the driving forces in the transition to clean energy. The Department of Energy is aiming to cut the price of utility-scale solar by more than half by 2030. Government policies and scientific...

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Washington releases 2021 State Energy Strategy

The Washington State Department of Commerce released its Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy in December 2020. The strategy is designed to provide a roadmap for meeting the state's greenhouse gas emission limits. Enacted in 2020, the law commits Washington to limits...

Gov. Inslee announces climate policy for 2021-23

Gov. Jay Inslee announced his climate policy for the 2021-23 biennium for Washington state. The 2021-23 climate investments include: $20M for grants to nonprofit lenders for clean energy loans, $15M for grid modernization projects, $15M for research and development...

DOE releases energy storage challenge and reports

The Department of Energy (DOE) released its Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, its first comprehensive energy storage strategy. The DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) is a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and...

Investing in a resilient recovery for Washington State

From the Washington State Wire Op-Ed, 7/29/20: Our recently released report, “Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State,” considers how investments in environmental and built infrastructure offer a pathway to holistic and sustainable...

Solar panels that generate electricity at night?

Researchers from the University of California, Davis explain in a recent paper, published in the journal ACS Photonics, that if you want to create a solar panel that generates electricity at night, you have to create one that operates the exact opposite way solar...

Hydropower utilization in Washington and the U.S.

For more than 100 years, hydropower has translated energy from falling water into electricity at an efficiency rate that exceeds 90% on many projects. Hydro also provides more of the services necessary for reliability than any other resource, including operating...

Energy stats by state

Did you know that Washington state generated the most electricity from hydropower of any state and accounted for 24% of the nation's annual utility-scale hydroelectricity generation in 2019? You can access energy data and analysis by state on the U.S. Energy...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Washington releases 2021 State Energy Strategy

The Washington State Department of Commerce released its Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy in December 2020. The strategy is designed to provide a roadmap for meeting the state's greenhouse gas emission limits. Enacted in 2020, the law commits Washington to limits...

Gov. Inslee announces climate policy for 2021-23

Gov. Jay Inslee announced his climate policy for the 2021-23 biennium for Washington state. The 2021-23 climate investments include: $20M for grants to nonprofit lenders for clean energy loans, $15M for grid modernization projects, $15M for research and development...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

read more

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

read more

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

read more

Snohomish County PUD’s unique microgrid site to open

Grant funded by the state's Clean Energy Fund, the Snohomish County PUD microgrid site in Arlington, WA is currently undergoing testing and commissioning and scheduled to be fully operational in a few months. The Arlington Microgrid project is funded in part by a $3.5...

read more

Grid modernization under the Clean Energy Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has open applications through May 18, 2021, for new funding opportunities through its Clean Energy Fund (CEF). CEF provides funding for Washington electric utilities for Grid Modernization projects that: advance clean,...

read more

Battery backup systems for California homes

To help customers prepare for outages, as well as provide services to the grid every day, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) in Oakland, CA, has launched the Resilient Home program. Partnering with solar and storage developer Sunrun, the program aims to deploy over...

read more

BPA now hiring, apply by Jan. 23

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is now hiring Apprentice Linemen, Apprentice Electrician, and Apprentice Substation Operators. BPA has 22 apprentice jobs open, and these openings will close Jan. 23, 2021: Step-2 Apprentice Linemen Step-2 Apprentice Electricians...

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WA State agencies adopt rules for clean electricity law

The Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) adopted administrative rules for implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), the state law passed last year requiring an electricity supply free...

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DOE releases energy storage challenge and reports

The Department of Energy (DOE) released its Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, its first comprehensive energy storage strategy. The DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge (ESGC) is a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and...

read more

Energy storage will be crucial in coming years

As the volume of variable renewable energy resources grows, storage will become important for managing supply and demand, potentially delaying or avoiding grid upgrade requirements. Utility scale battery storage, pumped hyrdo, seasonal storage -- all are components of...

read more

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

June 2021 virtual lineworkers rodeo seeking competitors for 2022

The American Public Power Association's Rodeo Committee is recognizing lineworkers in its 2021 Virtual Public Power Rodeo Challenge to be held June 14-18, 2021. The 2021 in-person rodeo was canceled due to pandemic-related health and safety concerns. The virtual...

Snohomish County PUD’s unique microgrid site to open

Grant funded by the state's Clean Energy Fund, the Snohomish County PUD microgrid site in Arlington, WA is currently undergoing testing and commissioning and scheduled to be fully operational in a few months. The Arlington Microgrid project is funded in part by a $3.5...

Grid modernization under the Clean Energy Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has open applications through May 18, 2021, for new funding opportunities through its Clean Energy Fund (CEF). CEF provides funding for Washington electric utilities for Grid Modernization projects that: advance clean,...

Battery backup systems for California homes

To help customers prepare for outages, as well as provide services to the grid every day, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) in Oakland, CA, has launched the Resilient Home program. Partnering with solar and storage developer Sunrun, the program aims to deploy over...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Public Power Jobs

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Visit the APPA Career Center for job listings and employers hiring. Learn more: www.publicpower.org  

Energyshed: Geography + Power Supply + Consumption

Your electricity could come from as far away as another state. Many communities are investigating how to reuse and capture more locally derived water to improve efficiency, decrease their dependence on water transported from long distances, and use less. The Office of...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

read more

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

read more

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

read more

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

read more

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

read more

National labs accelerate innovative water power technologies

Ever wondered what kind of research is being done for developing innovative water power technologies? The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy funds several national labs to...

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Record growth for clean energy in 2021

There are now over 173,000 MW of clean power capacity operating in the U.S., more than double the U.S. capacity just five years ago. And more is on the way, with over 84,000 MW of clean power capacity under construction or in advanced development across the country,...

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Applications being accepted now for Clean Energy COE director

The Clean Energy COE is looking for a new leader! Applications are currently being accepted for the Director of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The screening committee will begin priority review of applications on...

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Grid modernization under the Clean Energy Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has open applications through May 18, 2021, for new funding opportunities through its Clean Energy Fund (CEF). CEF provides funding for Washington electric utilities for Grid Modernization projects that: advance clean,...

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Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

Solar Decathlon: the Next Generation building our clean energy future

College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered...

Learn the basics of hydropower

Learn the basics of how hydropower works and watch the "Hydropower 101" video from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.... Hydropower technologies generate power by using a dam or diversion structure to alter the natural flow of a river or other...

Governor Inslee issues statement on record global carbon levels

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement last week about record global carbon levels. "Together with our requirement for 100% clean electricity and many other policies, Washington's path to climate solutions will deliver good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and a...

Meet our new director of the Clean Energy Center of Excellence

Jake Fay, Dean of Instruction, Healthcare & Industrial Trades, at Centralia College announced this week the hiring of a new Center of Excellence for Clean Energy director. Monica Brummer will transition from her current position as Coordinator in the Centralia...

Pacific Coast Collaborative: Transitioning to clean energy

The Pacific Coast Collaborative consists of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and the cities of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles — all working together to build the low carbon economy of the future. With a...

Helion Energy creates new clean energy jobs in Everett

Helion Energy is working toward creating a new era of zero-carbon electricity through fusion and building the world's first commercially-viable fusion power plant which runs on a fuel that can be derived from water. This week, Helion broke ground on the next iteration...

Clean Energy Industry report drives strategic goals for PNCECE

To assess the clean energy industry's current state and future, we commissioned the report, Clean Energy Industry in the Bonneville Power Administration Area, by the Seattle Jobs Initiative. This report helped us establish goals to form our short-term strategic plan....

Major companies claim renewable energy use

Two large American companies, Oracle and Amazon, made big claims this week about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The goal builds on its existing...

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About the Center

The Clean Energy Center of Excellence is a statewide resource that represents the interests of the energy industry, and our labor partners, within the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges system. We exist to narrow the gap between employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce and the colleges’ ability to supply work-ready graduates. We convene industry and labor to help drive workforce development initiatives — and coordinate community college resources after industry and labor set the direction.
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