NW Natural Planning More RNG Purchases as Decarbonization Continues

NW Natural is analyzing more low-carbon options, such as renewable natural gas (RNG) and power-to gas in efforts to decarbonize its natural gas-only utility business while expanding into the water utility sector as a hedge against increasing pressure to cut fossil fuel use.

CEO David Anderson during a recent quarterly conference call said the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) accepted the most recent integrated resource plan (IRP) at the end of February. The IRP, which focuses on cutting the carbon footprint of the utility, represents "an important step in our long-term planning process..."

By, Richard Nemec, NGI

Read more…