As PNGC prepares for the expiration of the current BPA contract in September 2028, we recognize the rapidly changing nature of the electricity sector in the Northwest. Continued pressure on the hydroelectric system 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. This action is not intended to reflect an effort to relinquish our preference rights to federal power, but an acknowledgment of the changing circumstances we face.
PNGC Power appreciates all the conversations we have received on our Request for Proposals (RFP) for power resources to explore options to augment our current and future preference power allocation. We are currently evaluating those responses and will reach out with any questions we have. Our commitment is to identify a short list by August 1, 2022 for both the pre- and post-2028 RFP solicitations. We continue to look forward to building relationships with suppliers in the region. For any further questions or updates please reach out to the contacts within the RFP document.
Please direct all inquiries and responses by emailing PNGC.