Electric power and natural gas industries are two very distinct, but interdependent energy industries that have historically been competitors for energy load. Yet in recent years, due to issues around regulation, environmental policies and costs these industries have become increasingly connected. And PNUCC has engaged with others to ensure that the Pacific Northwest is well prepared for the growing convergence.
Since 2012, PNUCC and the Northwest Gas Association have worked together to bring planners of the electric and natural gas sectors together through the Power and Natural Gas Planning Taskforce to exchange information, explore and understand each industry’s challenges and to identify where there are common interests. Reports have been authored by the group to document and inform others of what the group has learned. See our Reports page.
This group is currently not meeting, but committed to reconvene in the future.