PNGC Power is a Oregon-based electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative owned by 16 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in 7 western states:
Our company creates value for its member systems by providing power supply and other management services. PNGC Power is a top 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.
PNGC Power offers members a competitive advantage despite significant weather and market-related challenges. With the benefit of having some of the most experienced professionals in the energy industry and by offering advanced tools, technology and policy leadership, we are able to serve our members’ load requirements reliably and cost-effectively. By coming together as PNGC Power, our member co-op utilities have more options than any one of them could have alone.
More buying leverage
Access to advanced technical capabilities
Risk management capability and increased control
Financial strength; backed by over $1 billion in assets of member-owners
Ability to meet customers’ power needs in the new era of public power
PNGC member utilities have the collective clout to offer their customers reliable, low-cost power options at stable prices, now, and in the future thanks to the intense planning and forward-thinking vision of the PNGC Power Board and staff.
Benefits of Aggregation
PNGC Power operates as a Joint Operating Entity (JOE), aggregating the members’ loads and resources and purchasing net requirements from BPA under consolidated contractual agreements.
This allows us to save on costs, as we can efficiently leverage opportunities and more accurately manage and forecast, for one combined load, rather than 16 individual loads. Aggregation allows utilities, regardless of size, to engage with the expertise necessary for effective power supply management.
Our new Load Following contract with BPA allows us to take full advantage of our JOE status.
By combining members’ purchases we create a total system load shape that matches up well with the generation output of the Federal Base System. This flexibility and our access to power markets help us manage and mitigate power price and supply risk for members.
BPA 20-Year Contract
In December 2008, PNGC Power signed a new 20-year contract with BPA. This contract, which began October 1, 2011, secures long-term, cost-based power from the Federal Base System. It also sets the stage for PNGC to acquire additional resources to meet member cooperatives’ future energy needs in the most efficient manner and at the highest level of wholesale rate stability possible.
This 20-year contract with BPA provides a long-term commitment to cost-based power supply. It also gives PNGC Power’s members the opportunity to be directly involved in future resource decisions, build equity in generating assets, better manage power supply risk and keep future wholesale energy costs as low as possible.
Fiscal Year 2019 (aMW)
BPA Tier 1
BPA Tier 2