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.
September 2021 Newsletter
The September Monthly Newsletter features articles on a DOE study that illustrates a single market RTO in the west would save billions in energy costs, BPA joining the EIM, Utah communities signing on to renewable energy with RMP, the national clean energy standard proposed by President Biden, the impact of national electrification, carbon tax debate, and more.
Due to COVID-19 and the risk of social gathering, UAE is currently hosting its meetings remotely via Webex.
We will host our next meeting on October 14th from 9 am to 10 am. Our speaker will be Jordan Stephenson, Regulatory Manager for Dominion Energy Utah. He will discuss DEU's recent filing with the Utah PSC to offer carbon offsets for customers.
UAE Annual Conference
UAE held its 35th annual conference as a virtual event on April 27, 2021.