Portland, Oregon – PNGC Power is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for power resources to explore options to augment our current and future preference power allocation from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
PNGC recognizes the rapidly changing nature of the electricity sector in the Northwest. Continued pressure on the hydro-system from climate change and fish issue mitigation, enhanced volatility in the wholesale energy market, capacity constraints emerging in the region, the continued addition of renewables, and the closure of baseload plants in the region are all major factors to consider. Add to that the potential for dam removal on the federal system, a constrained and aging transmission system, and the introduction of structured markets such as Resource Adequacy (RA) and Energy Imbalance Markets (EIMs), with potential for further structured markets to emerge and be a part of the BPA equation. All of these will impact NW public power going forward and we fully expect to need to increasingly augment the PNGC resource portfolio with non-preference power resources.
“The Northwest faces unprecedented challenges as we plan for the future of power,” said Roger Gray, PNGC Power’s President and CEO. “Our mission to our members is to deliver reliable, affordable, and clean power. We want to be proactive in meeting our members’ needs now and in the future. We see this RFP as beneficial not only to us, but public power in general.”
PNGC Power released the RFP on January 18. For more information please visit our RFP page.
About PNGC Power
PNGC Power is an Oregon-based electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative owned by 15 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.