Opportunities  for Collaboration May 1, 2006 Utah Association of Energy Users Northwest Independent Power Producers Coalit...
Agenda Items <ul><li>Overview of Northwest Independent Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities f...
NIPPC Membership <ul><li>Full Members </li></ul><ul><li>TransAlta Energy Marketing (Centralia & Big Hanaford power plants)...
NIPPC’s Mission Statement <ul><li>NIPPC will actively pursue informal and formal (i.e., laws, policies, rules and regulati...
NIPPC’s Principles <ul><li>Ensure that adequacy and reliability of electric supply is supported and not compromised. </li>...
NIPPC’s Current Activities <ul><li>Intervenor & advocate in response to BPA’s reactive power tariff take back </li></ul><u...
Utah, Wyoming & Idaho Industrial Energy Consumer Activities in 2006   <ul><li>PacifiCorp Rate Case </li></ul><ul><li>Pacif...
Common  Activities   <ul><li>PGE Competition Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Utah Debt Equivalency – Sempra Assistance </li></ul><...
Major Issues in  Western Energy Markets   <ul><li>Western Transmission Interconnection – WECC Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>...
Immediate Expansion Opportunities <ul><li>Push for fair treatment & sensible planning at WECC </li></ul><ul><li>Insist upo...
Advantages of Collaboration <ul><li>Enhance credibility of competitive power’s value in face of retrenchment </li></ul><ul...
Now… let’s discuss…
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Opportunities for Collaboration May 1, 2006

  1. 1. Opportunities for Collaboration May 1, 2006 Utah Association of Energy Users Northwest Independent Power Producers Coalition
  2. 2. Agenda Items <ul><li>Overview of Northwest Independent Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Discussions </li></ul>
  3. 3. NIPPC Membership <ul><li>Full Members </li></ul><ul><li>TransAlta Energy Marketing (Centralia & Big Hanaford power plants) </li></ul><ul><li>Suez Energy North America (Chehalis power plant) </li></ul><ul><li>Calpine Corporation (Goldendale & Hermiston power plants) </li></ul><ul><li>EPCOR (Fredrickson power plant) </li></ul><ul><li>NESCO (Sumas 1 cogeneration power plant) </li></ul><ul><li>Transcanada </li></ul><ul><li>BP Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Constellation Control and Dispatch </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Members </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Wright Tremaine </li></ul><ul><li>Heller Ehrman </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Breeze Power Corp. </li></ul><ul><li>Van Ness Feldman </li></ul>
  4. 4. NIPPC’s Mission Statement <ul><li>NIPPC will actively pursue informal and formal (i.e., laws, policies, rules and regulations) avenues and forums to ensure a competitive electric power supply marketplace in the Pacific Northwest. </li></ul>
  5. 5. NIPPC’s Principles <ul><li>Ensure that adequacy and reliability of electric supply is supported and not compromised. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all market and transmission access, pricing, and regulatory structures allow all market participants to operate under the same terms and conditions in the regional marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure efficient and transparent pricing signals are sent to all market participants facilitating investment in electric power supply and transmission infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure cost effective environmental, safety and security best practices are put in place and maintained. </li></ul>NIPPC supports a fully competitive electric power supply marketplace in the Pacific Northwest based on the following principles:
  6. 6. NIPPC’s Current Activities <ul><li>Intervenor & advocate in response to BPA’s reactive power tariff take back </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for solutions to congestion on BPA’s CSM Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Filed comments in DOE’s EPAct Section 1221 </li></ul><ul><li>Intervenor in FERC’s Order 888-889 NOI </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting concept of rate-based IOU “call option” for generators </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing effort to reform WA natural gas tax </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting overall public relations/constituency building for generators </li></ul><ul><li>Advocated for Grid West discontinued </li></ul>
  7. 7. Utah, Wyoming & Idaho Industrial Energy Consumer Activities in 2006 <ul><li>PacifiCorp Rate Case </li></ul><ul><li>PacifiCorp 2006 Integrated Resource Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Power Cost Adjustment Mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>PacifiCorp RFP for 2011 Resources </li></ul><ul><li>MEHC Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-State Process </li></ul><ul><li>Avoided Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Tax Issues </li></ul><ul><li>2006 General and Interim Legislative Sessions </li></ul>
  8. 8. Common Activities <ul><li>PGE Competition Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Utah Debt Equivalency – Sempra Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>GRID West Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Computation – MECH Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>UAE Competitive Roles & RFP’s </li></ul>
  9. 9. Major Issues in Western Energy Markets <ul><li>Western Transmission Interconnection – WECC Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Coal – PC vs. Supercritical vs. IGCC </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Procurement – Coal – Natural Gas – </li></ul><ul><li>Renewables/Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Frontier & Transwest Transmission Lines </li></ul><ul><li>California Greenhouse Gas Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Price Relationships in Energy Markets – Oil to Natural Gas to Electricity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Immediate Expansion Opportunities <ul><li>Push for fair treatment & sensible planning at WECC </li></ul><ul><li>Insist upon on Transco-led development of Frontier Line </li></ul><ul><li>Protect PURPA; fight PacifiCorp’s market power </li></ul><ul><li>Push for compensation of ancillary services at FERC, state commissions </li></ul><ul><li>Contest at state commissions PacifiCorp’s push to self-build resources </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify advocacy for least-cost, competitively procured power generation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Advantages of Collaboration <ul><li>Enhance credibility of competitive power’s value in face of retrenchment </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce political influence by extending geographic reach </li></ul><ul><li>Raise visibility of operating cogenerators & IPPs’ value to region </li></ul><ul><li>Buttress arguments for cost-effective, sensible transmission development </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen representation at key venues: FERC, WECC, NGA, BPA </li></ul><ul><li>Engage PacifiCorp across its entire system </li></ul>
  12. 12. Now… let’s discuss…

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