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.
December 2021 Newsletter
The December Monthly Newsletter features articles on the Utah PSC denial of RMP's request for a Major Plant Addition for two wind plants, PacifiCorp's massive transmission growth, BLM request for comments on Utah-Colorado transmission line, NERC and WECC reports that the southwest will face energy shortages, Utah PSC approval of RMP EV program, Supreme Court review of the Clean Power Plan, and more.
Due to COVID-19 and the risk of social gathering, UAE is currently hosting its meetings remotely.
We will host our next meeting on January 13th from 9 am to 10 am. Our speaker will be Stephen Hunter, UAE's lobbyist. He will discuss the outlook on the 2022 Utah General Session that will commence in January.
UAE Annual Conference
UAE held its 35th annual conference as a virtual event on April 27, 2021.