Eight decades of service, adapting to an ever-changing industry.
Having evolved from its informal origins of three engineers in 1941 to the existing staff today, the Western Power Pool (WPP) organization (formerly Northwest Power Pool [NWPP]) strives to help its Member organizations achieve maximum benefits of coordinated operations. The staffing and governance functions of the NWPP were folded into a non-profit corporation in 1999. During the course of its evolution, the WPP has refined its core values to be customer-driven, relationship-based, independent, and operating with great integrity. From this foundation, the WPP provides professional and management services to its participating organizations, as defined by its General Services Agreement, and professional service contracts with individual participants.
The NWPP Membership is a voluntary organization comprised of major generating utilities serving the Northwestern U.S., British Columbia and Alberta. Smaller, principally non-generating utilities in the region participate indirectly through the member system with which they are interconnected.
NWPP activities are largely determined by major committees – the Operating Committee, the PNCA Coordinating Group, the Reserve Sharing Group Committee, and the Transmission Planning Committee.