WHO WE ARE
UAE provides a wide range of regulatory services to its members to keep electricity and natural gas rates affordable for the organization's members, many of whom compete globally. UAE is actively involved in the representation of industrial customers before the Utah Legislature and Public Utilities Commissions. The organization provides expert testimony in utility proceedings for PacifiCorp and Questar Gas Company on electricity issues and natural gas issues, including gas transportation.
At the regional and federal levels, UAE provides leadership and intervention on behalf of its members before the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) - the electric reliability council in the West - and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). On policy issues, UAE works to support our members' overall policy plans by resolving issues with administrative, legislative, and regulatory entities. UAE participates in and monitors what is occurring at the Northern Tier Transmission Group (NTTG) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on issues that impact the region and state.
August 2023 Newsletter
The August Monthly Newsletter features articles on PacifiCorp's withdrawal of its deferred accounting order on the Oregon wildfires, and a new filing in Utah on wildfire insurance costs. It also includes news on the merger of the NW and SW reserve-sharing groups, PacifiCorp's coal plants that are converting to natural gas, DOE and NERC reports on renewable energy and transmisson risks, and more.
UAE will host its next in-person breakfast on September 14, from 9 am to 10 am at the Alta Club. Our Speaker will be Michael Wilding, PacifiCorp Vice President of Energy Supply Management. He wil discuss the CAISO extended day-ahead market and the projected benefits to PacifiCorp and its customers.
UAE Annual Conference
UAE held its 37th annual energy conference on May 8, 2023.