Smart Energy

RESOLVE has worked on thousands of projects over the past 30 years, helping innumerable stakeholders make public policy decisions collaboratively.

Sustainable Wind Policy and Practice: National Wind Coordinating Collaborative

Between 1994 and 2012, RESOLVE facilitated and administered the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC), which was funded by the Department of Energy and provides a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders to pursue the shared objective of developing responsible commercial wind power. As the wind industry developed in the U.S., RESOLVE served as a secretariat for this pioneering collaborative model, offering a forum in which different scientific, technical, and policy issues could be raised and collaboratively researched and credible reports are developed by consensus. Through this impartial forum, RESOLVE guided the diverse set of participants to address issues critical to the growth of wind power in the U.S., which has led to outcomes that have influenced state and federal policy on wind as well as corporate practice. NWCC has also served as a unique source of training, information, and guidance to all sectors.

Responsible Energy Transition: Bull Run Hydro Project Decommissioning

In 2002, RESOLVE provided design, consultation, facilitation, and neutral third-party negotiation to reach consensus agreement on the decommissioning of the Bull Run Hydro Project. The Decommissioning Working Group, comprised of a diverse group of regulatory agencies and stakeholders working with Portland General Electric, achieved a full consensus settlement agreement. All parties signed the agreement and Portland General Electric submitted it to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Improving Hydropower Collaboration: Clark Fork Relicensing Team

RESOLVE convened and facilitated a collaborative process that incorporated stakeholder interests for the relicensing of the Cabinet Gorge and Noxon Rapids dams. Operated by Washington Water Power on the Clark Fork River in Idaho and Montana, stakeholders included federal agencies, tribal governments, agencies from Idaho and Montana, local government, and non-governmental organizations. Washington Water Power included the stakeholder agreement in its relicensing application to FERC in early 1999.