In response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issuing an order on December 7, 2011 granting the petition of Iberdrola Renewables, Pacificorp, NextEra Energy Resources, Invenergy, and Horizon Wind Energy, PNGC Power expresses disappointment. The petition had been filed in response to the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA’s) Environmental Redispatch and Negative Pricing Policy issued and implemented last spring.
According to John Prescott, PNGC Power’s President & CEO, "We are disappointed by FERC's action today. Our challenge in the region is to operate a reliable, low cost electric system that remains in compliance with environmental statues such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. We are evaluating FERC's ruling, and we hope to identify a solution that works for all of the region's consumers of electricity."
PNGC Power continues to work closely with other members of public power, in particular the Public Power Council (PPC), Northwest Requirements Utilities (NRU) and with BPA.
The legality of BPA’s 2011 actions will still need to be sorted out in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
About PNGC Power
PNGC Power is a Portland-based electric generation and transmission (G & T) cooperative owned by 14 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming). The company creates value for its member systems by providing power supply, transmission and other management services. PNGC
Power is an aggregator of geographically diverse loads in the region and became the first electric cooperative in the country to receive a power marketing license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. More information about PNGC Power can be found at www.pngcpower.com.