Energy Pulse Northwest is a podcast focused on key electricity industry issues, trends, challenges and innovations of the Pacific Northwest. The podcast brings you in-depth stories that range from how Northwest energy is produced and transmitted, to how we work to enhance and protect the natural environment. Meet the people behind the scenes, learn about the sometimes bizarre and complex aspects of the energy business, and join us in exploring more about the energy revolution that is already well underway.


  • BPA’s weather forecasters usher in the new year for water

    BPA’s weather forecasters usher in the new year for water

    30/09/2019 Duração: 10min

    For many, October marks the highly anticipated return of all things pumpkin spiced. In the weather world, however, Oct. 1 kicks off a new year for all things related to water.

  • The Industrial Athlete

    The Industrial Athlete

    11/04/2019 Duração: 21min

    The Industrial Athlete by Energy Pulse NW

  • Hydropower Flows Here

    Hydropower Flows Here

    20/12/2018 Duração: 17min

    On this episode of Energy Pulse Northwest Scott Simms, director of communications at BPA, talks to; Debbie Bone-Harris, senior manager of public affairs at Franklin Public Utility District, Karen Miller, manager of communications and government relations from Benton PUD, Bo Downen, Senior Director of Environmental Policy and Regional Partnerships with the Public Power Council and Karrie Carnes, HFH team lead, about the Hydropower Flows Here campaign.

  • Ko and Mainzer talk strategic plan

    Ko and Mainzer talk strategic plan

    16/11/2018 Duração: 27min

    On this episode of Energy Pulse Northwest Scott Simms, director of communications, talks to Administrator Elliot Mainzer and Tina Ko, deputy chief operating officer, to hear their perspectives on the strategic plan.

  • ​Stand up for Safety with Dr. Todd Conklin

    ​Stand up for Safety with Dr. Todd Conklin

    02/11/2018 Duração: 14min

    Dr. Todd Conklin, a human and organizational performance consultant, visited Bonneville Power Administration to speak at the annual Stand up for Safety event and took a few minutes to answer some safety questions here on the podcast.

  • A conversation with Ben Berry

    A conversation with Ben Berry

    02/11/2018 Duração: 07min

    Meet Benjamin Berry, BPA's chief information officer and one of its newest employees. Read on to learn what inspires Ben and has influenced his life and career.

  • Truck versus powerline

    Truck versus powerline

    02/11/2018 Duração: 17min

    The latest episode of Energy Pulse Northwest involves a fallen tree, downed power line and a BPA energy management engineer named Jennifer Williams. As she takes us through the complexities of her situation, Williams explains the decisions that helped her navigate to safety.

  • Lightning in a Lab

    Lightning in a Lab

    02/11/2018 Duração: 19min

    We take a peek behind the veil of the Carey High Voltage Lab at BPA's Ross Complex in Vancouver. This is where engineers actually create lightning to test the safety and reliability of high-voltage electrical equipment. Electrical engineers Jeff Hildreth and Kellie Robinson talk about the different types of testing they use to ensure equipment is ready for BPA's high-voltage transmission system.

  • A Conversation with Dan James

    A Conversation with Dan James

    02/11/2018 Duração: 22min

    We talk to our new deputy administrator, Dan James, about coming on board, the opportunities and challenges he sees facing Bonneville, and his expectations for employees. We discuss leadership, his inspirations and his passion for music. He also shares a story about getting lost with an Oregon governor and offers tips for singing the Star-Spangled Banner.