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.
July 2021 Newsletter
The July Monthly Newsletter features articles on Dominion Energy Utah's application to allow customers to purchase carbon offsets, the tranfser of PacifiCorp's Klamath Dam ownership, UAMPs change in the Idaho nuclear plant size and subscription, Southwest Power Pool's steps to expand into its RTO footprint, 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 September 16th from 9 am to 10 am. Our speakers wil be from PacifiCorp: Craig Eller, Vice President of Business Development, and Joelle Steward, Vice President of Regulation. They will disuss the newly-proposed nuclear plant to be built in Wyoming.
UAE Annual Conference
UAE held its 35th annual conference as a virtual event on April 27, 2021.