Evolution of Our Organizations

We continuously evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our members impacted by BPA contracts, regulatory requirements and utility needs.

1985 -NIU

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

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).

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

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 member' diverse needs

2002 - NRU

Now - Preparing for 2028 - Our Evolution Continues