The NWGA’s annual Natural Gas Outlook seeks to provide insight into the Northwest’s natural gas market by aggregating publicly available data from our member companies and other key energy stakeholders. Read on for links to some of the key sources.
Integrated Resource Plans:
At regular intervals each of the NWGA’s member utilities files a plan with their regulatory authority detailing different resource acquisition and demand scenarios. These Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) aim to minimize overall costs of service while maintaining a very high level of reliability.
The key information in these plans, such as demand projections, regional system capacity and natural gas supply forms the basis for projections contained with the Natural Gas Outlook. Follow the links below to view each utility member’s most recently final IRP filing.
Cascade Natural Gas
- Click here for Fortis BC’s 2010 Long Term Resource Plan
- Click here for additional information on FortisBC’s resource plans
Puget Sound Energy
- Click here for Puget Sound Energy’s 2011 IRP
- Click here for additional information, including appendices
Other Sources: A number of reports and studies help provide a broader view of the role of natural gas in the Northwest and in North America.
U.S. Energy Information Administration: Annual Energy Outlook
- Click here to view the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook
- Click here for more information including a reference case summary and data tables
Canada National Energy Board: Annual Energy Outlook
- Click here to view the 2012 Winter Natural Gas Outlook
- Click here for additional Energy Outlook documents
Northwest Power & Conservation Council: Sixth Power Plan