PNGC — Our Power Supplier

PNGC Power supplies power to Raft River Electric, which in turn distributes power to you! Raft River Electric is one of 15 cooperatives that jointly own PNGC Power. Learn a little more about PNGC Power and read their monthly newsletters.

PNGC Power logo. Smart. Local. Connected.PNGC Power is a Portland-based electric generation and transmission (G & T) cooperative owned by 15 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming).

Our company creates value for its members by providing power supply and other management services. PNGC Power is a top aggregator of geographically diverse loads in the region and became the first electric cooperative in the country to receive a power marketing license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

PNGC Power offers members a competitive advantage despite significant weather and market-related challenges. With the benefit of having some of the most experienced professionals in the energy industry and by offering advanced tools, technology, and policy leadership, we are able to serve our members’ load requirements reliably and cost-effectively. By coming together as PNGC Power, our member co-op utilities have more options than any single one of them could have alone. Member benefits include:

  • More buying leverage
  • Access to advanced technical capabilities
  • Financial strength; backed by $964 million in assets of member-owners
  • Risk management capability and increased control
  • Ability to meet customers’ power needs in the new era of public power

PNGC member utilities have the collective clout to offer their customers reliable, low-cost power options at stable prices, now, and in the future thanks to the intense planning and forward-thinking vision of the PNGC Power Board and staff.

In December 2008, PNGC Power signed a new 20-year contract with BPA. This contract, which began October 1, 2011, secures long-term, cost-based power from the Federal Base System. It also sets the stage for PNGC to acquire additional resources to meet member cooperatives’ future energy needs in the most efficient manner and at the highest level of wholesale rate stability possible.

This 20-year contract with BPA provides a long-term commitment to a cost-based power supply. It also gives PNGC Power’s members the opportunity to be directly involved in future resource decisions, build equity in generating assets, better manage power supply risk and keep future wholesale energy costs as low as possible.