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 2022 Newsletter
The August Monthly Newsletter features articles on the direct testimony filed by UAE and other parties in DEU's general rate case, FERC's recommendaton to close 4 of PacifiCorp's dams, CAISO's day-ahead market straw proposal, the grid reliability plan for the west filed with FERC, Utah lawsuit against President Biden, White House calculation of benefits from the new climate law, and more.
We will host our next virtual meeting on October 20th, from 9 am to 10 am. Our speaker will be Kathleen Staks, director of Western Freedom. She will discuss the organization's work on the western energy market and how industrial energy users would benefit from a Regional Transmission Organization.
UAE Annual Conference
UAE held its 36th annual conference as a virtual event on May 4, 2022.