Our Evolution

1985 – NIU

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

2002 – NRU

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

2009 – NRU Power Services

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 – Preparing for 2028 – Our Evolution Continues

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