The Power Association of Northern California is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power industry in California and all of its component parts. PANC sponsors monthly luncheon meetings and educational seminars to help professionals better understand the challenges confronting the power industry. Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in San Francisco. Guest speakers include legislators, CEO’s, Commissioners and other experts from both the regulated and unregulated side of the industry. dfdf

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CPUC Review Highlights Ex-Parte Rules, Case Designations Possible changes to CPUC rules and procedures have sparked discussions about the limits on ex parte communications, the authority of the agency’s administrative law judges, and the need for more public discussion among commissioners. At an Oct. 21 Power Association of Northern California meeting, Ed O’Neill — a senior adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown on modernizing and reforming the CPUC — highlighted areas for possible changes.  (Oct. 2014) > Read More
Governor’s Czar Portends Commission Shake Up Energy regulators’ accountability, transparency, and perhaps total reorganization is in the sights of Edward O’Neill, senior advisor on California Public Utilities Commission modernization and reform.  “The governor is willing to spend political capital on improving” the agency “for the long haul,” O’Neill said at a Power Association of Northern California Oct. 21 gathering. (Oct. 2014) > Read More
Climate Roundup: Air Board Keys Vehicles to Generation To go well below 1990 carbon emission levels in California, reductions from the transportation and electricity sectors must be married, said Michael Gibbs, California Air Resources Board assistant executive officer.  “The key to success is understanding how to make simultaneous progress in the transportation and electricity sectors, and figuring out how to get them to work together,” Gibbs said at a Sept. 16 Power Association of Northern California meeting. (Sept. 2014) > Read More

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PANC is the leading organization for power industry professionals. PANC connects you with the top leaders in the industry – from legislators, CEO’s to Commissioners and other experts.

  • Access to power industry professionals and knowledge
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Discounts on all PANC sponsored events & activities
  • Discounts to industry newsletter subscriptions & trade shows


Energy Storage North America Names Top Nine Project Finalists Energy Storage North America (ESNA), has announced finalists for its 2014 annual Innovation Award, recognizing excellence in energy storage project development. The nine finalists represent excellence in installed energy storage projects across three categories: utility-scale, customer-sited (commercial, industrial, or residential), and mobility (electric vehicle charging and surrounding infrastructure). > Read More
New EPA Rules For Power Plants: What They Mean for California Going into Monday’s roll-out from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, there was optimism — if not clarity — over what proposed new regulation of power plant carbon emissions would mean for California. (June 2014) > Read More