Our Work

We are deeply engaged in electricity policy. See what issues we’re following.

OPUC

NIPPC submits a straw proposal recommending modifications for Oregon’s regulatory implementation of the Direct Access Program in UM 2024

FERC

NIPPC comments on FERC proceeding on regional transmission planning and generator interconnection, RM 21-17-000

BPA

NIPPC’s direct testimony in BPA’s BP-22 rate case, relating to BPA’s proposed transmission and ancillary services rates

WUTC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC’s comments to the commission in Washington’s competitive procurement rulemaking, UE-190837

BPA

NIPPC letter to the US Dept. of Energy on criteria for BPA Administrator selection

WUTC

State Legislatures

NIPPC’s letter to the Washington UTC and Dept. of Commerce, stating its interpretation of the term “use” in the implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), UE-191023

BPA

Transmission

NIPPC’s comments to BPA following its July EIM workshops, raising concerns over the tariff and rates changes BPA must implement in order to participate in the EIM

WUTC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC submits comments to the WUTC on Puget Sound Energy’s proposed all-source RFP, UE-200414

BPA

Transmission

NIPPC’s motion to intervene in BPA’s expedited rate case on the proposed suspension of its financial reserves policy surcharge for the remainder of the BP-20 rate period

OPUC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC submits comments to the OPUC on ‘how capacity should be valued’ as part of the commission’s general capacity investigation, UM 2011

WUTC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC comments on the Washington commission’s resource acquisition rulemaking, UE-190837

OPUC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC comments on PacifiCorp’s draft 2020 all-source request for proposal (RFP), UM 2059

OPUC

Consumer Choice

NIPPC’s closing comments in the commission’s investigation into long-term direct access program, UM 2024

OPUC

Climate Policy

NIPPC submits recommendations to the commission, as it considers how to implement Governor Brown’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gases, E0 20-04

WUTC

Climate Policy

NIPPC comments on clean energy implementation and compliance with the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), UE-191023

OPUC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC’s joint comments in PURPA dispute resolution rulemaking, AR 629

FERC

Transmission

NIPPC’s intervention before FERC in PacifiCorp’s proposed interconnection queue reforms, ER20-924-000

WUTC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC’s joint letter to the commission on Avista’s PURPA compliance filing, UE-190663

OPUC

Consumer Choice

NIPPC’s opening brief in PGE’s proposed tariff filing to implement its large New Load Direct Access (NLDA) program, UE 358

WUTC

Climate Policy

NIPPC urges the WUTC and the Washington Department of Commerce to adopt a procurement-based framework rather than a delivery-based framework for implementing the Clean Energy Transformation Act

OPUC

Consumer Choice

NIPPC files testimony before the OPUC on the voluntary renewable energy tariff proceeding (UM 1953) to ensure that Oregon electricity customers have multiple options for reducing carbon emissions

OPUC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC files follow-up comments with the OPUC to improve PacifiCorp’s proposed All Source Request for Proposals

WUTC

Utility Procurement

NIPPC files comments with the WUTC recommending appropriate ways to implement a return-on-PPA provision in Puget Sound Energy’s proposed All Source Request for Proposals