Goals of the WPTF


The Western Power Trading Forum is a broad-based membership organization dedicated to encouraging competition in Western states electric markets.

Our goal is to reduce the long-run cost of electricity to consumers throughout the region, and maintain the current high level of system reliability.

WPTF actions focus on developing competitive electricity markets throughout the Western states. By developing uniform operating rules to facilitate transactions among market participants, a vital energy market can be established.

The WPTF provides an information clearinghouse for our members, actively tracking and analyzing relevant regulatory proceedings at the state, regional, or national level. The WPTF also provides a unified voice which can influence the development of market structures throughout the region.