Northwest Requirements Utilities Advocacy

  • We advance the interests of Load Following and NT customers in any forum that may impact our members
  • Our goal is affordable and reliable BPA power
  • We are a strong and collaborative voice with access to all levels of BPA staff and executives
  • We emphasize areas of importance to our membership

Areas of Advocacy

  • Rate Cases
  • Includes all pre-rate case workshops
  • Includes Integrated Program Review and/or Capital Review Processes
  • RHWM
  • Post-2028 Planning and Negotiations
  • Transmission, particularly Transfer Service
  • Resource Adequacy
  • Energy Imbalance Market(EIM), Enhanced Day Ahead Market(EDAM) and other emerging markets
  • Greenhouse Gas Rulemaking
  • Technical advocacy for our members
  • Columbia River Treaty Power Group
  • Columbia River System Operations (CRSO)

NRU Advocacy Scale – 55 Members

Combined, NRU members have:

  • 1,966 average megawatts (aMW) of Tier 1 load
  • 2,245 aMW of Total Retail Load

NRU Members’ Total Retail Load (aMW)

NRU Members' Total Retail Load (aMW); Median = 26 aMW, Average = 38 aMW

NRU represents:

  • 29% of BPA’s Tier 1 load
  • $607 million per year in Tier 1 revenues

Combined Load of NRU Members Compared Against BPA’s 5 Largest Customers

Pie chart showing Combined load of NRU Members compared against BPA's 5 largest customers; Tacoma = 384; PNG = 398; Seattle = 500; Cowlitz Public Utilities District (PUD) = 524; Snohomish PUD = 762; NRU members = 1966