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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.
November 2022 Newsletter
The November Monthly Newsletter features articles on the Western Electricity Coordinating Council's report on resource adequacy, FERC's approval to remove four PacifiCorp dams, CAISO's expected savings on the extended day-ahead market, EPA's discussion on a significantly higher social cost of carbon, DOE's $13 billion in funds for transmission, and more.
UAE will host its next virtual meeting on December 15th, from 9 am to 10 am. Our speaker will be Bryce Bird, the Director of the Utah Division of Air Quality. He will discuss the Federal Implementation Plan on regional ozone and the EPA order that could have significant impact on Utah.
UAE Annual Conference
UAE held its 36th annual conference as a virtual event on May 4, 2022.