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About Us

Our Mission

 

  • NRU advocates on behalf of its members for cost-effective and reliable wholesale power supply and transmission service (including transfer service) from BPA.

  • NRU educates and informs members about BPA and other regional power supply and transmission issues.

  • NRU supports members’ goal of preserving the historical benefits of BPA power and transmission services (including transfer service) while also helping members understand options for cost-effective and reliable power and transmission services to be flexible and adaptable for a possibly different post-2028 future.

Who We Serve

Load Following and NT Transmission customers of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) that are solely or largely dependent on BPA for wholesale power and transmission services (including transfer service).

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NORTHWEST REQUIREMENTS UTILITIES

Northwest Requirements Utilities (NRU) is a non-profit trade association founded in 2002 to advocate on behalf of Full Requirements (Load Following) and NT transmission utilities. We provide advocacy and analysis on all regional issues that impact BPA Power and Transmission in order to maintain affordable and reliable BPA Power and Transmission. Our 54 member utilities include municipals, PUDs, tribal utilities, special districts and cooperatives and are located in 7 states served by BPA: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and California. In 2009, NRU began offering additional services to provide power and other strategic support to members for Above Rate Period High Water Mark Load with the commencement of Regional Dialogue contract(s).

HOW WE EVOLVE

1985

Northwest Irrigation Utilities (NIU) was formed in 1985 to advocate for the interests of utilities serving irrigation loads​.

2002

NRU was formed in 2002 to advocate on behalf of Full Requirements (Load Following) and NT transmission utilities​.

 

2009

NRU began offering additional services to provide power and other strategic support to members for Above Rate Period High Water Mark Load with the commencement of Regional Dialogue​
contract(s).

Now

Continually evolving to meet the changing needs of our members due to BPA contracts, regulatory requirements or utility needs, we are working with members to determine the best post-2028 options to reliably and affordably meet their power supply needs. We will continue to evolve to serve members’ diverse needs.​

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CONTACT US

Get in touch with Northwest Requirements Utilities to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

825 NE Multnomah St., Suite #1135, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 233-5823

(503) 233-5823

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