The Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) is a membership-based advocacy group representing electricity market participants in the Pacific Northwest.

NIPPC has a diverse membership including independent power producers and developers, electricity service suppliers, transmission companies, marketers, storage providers, and others.

NIPPC is committed to fair and open-access transmission service, cost effective power sales, consumer choice in their energy supply, and fair, competitive power markets in the northwest and adjacent markets.


NIPPC Comments on PacifiCorp’s Business Practice 73


On June 26, 2019, NIPPC filed comments with FERC challenging PacifiCorp’s Business Practice 73, which effectively terminates new interconnections on the PacifiCorp transmission system based on the claim that PacifiCorp’s power flow model cannot “solve” a case where the generation queue in its Balancing Authority Area exceeds load in that BAA.   NIPPC argues that the business practice is fundamentally at odds with several FERC policies, including those requiring transparency in the interconnection study process, transmission to be planned on a regional basis rather than on a system-by-system basis, and open transmission access and a competitive wholesale power market.

Our Work…

NIPPC is committed to constructively participating in regional legislative, planning and regulatory efforts to enhance transmission capacity, encourage competitive procurement and participate in actionable planning that will improve the economic and environmental performance of the West’s electric power system.