NWPP Announces Rebrand to Western Power Pool

Feb. 8, 2022, 8 a.m. by Gregg Carrington
Last modified Feb. 8, 2022, 7:38 a.m.

PORTLAND, OR - Throughout its evolution over the last 80 years, the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) has cooperatively addressed the present needs of the region, as it continues to do with today's unique challenges. The industry and the region rely on the NWPP to provide reserve sharing, operational collaboration, and training. With the recent award of the service contract for the NorthernGrid transmission planning organization and the ongoing development and implementation of the Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP), the scope and scale of its services continues to expand. To enable this expansion, the NWPP's governance structure, approach to stakeholder engagement, and even its office facilities are adapting.

As a result of the increased responsibilities and additional functions the Power Pool has been called upon to provide, as well as to better reflect the current footprint served by the participating organizations, the Northwest Power Pool is finalizing a rebrand of its business name to the Western Power Pool (WPP). This small but meaningful update is now progressively rolling out through the company’s various communications and business channels.

"With the addition of new participants from the Southwest and the expansive footprint of our existing programs, we are excited to announce a name change that demonstrates our vision. The Western Power Pool will continue to offer the excellent services our customers rely on while creating a more inclusive space for Western coordination and collaboration,” said Gregg Carrington, Chief Operating Officer.

It’s important to note, however, the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) name will persist in various channels to honor the longstanding agreements that exist among participating entities. The Power Pool brand is well established regionally and nationally, among state and federal regulators, as well as energy industry leaders, and the Western Power Pool looks forward to the future under its new banner.

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