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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Voting Opens for  2015 ESNA Innovation Awards Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest and most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced finalists for the 2015 ESNA Innovation Awards, recognizing excellence in energy storage project development. The nine finalists represent outstanding project achievements across three categories: Centralized Storage (utility-scale), Distributed Storage (commercial, industrial or residential) and Mobility (transportation, electric vehicles and enabling infrastructure). > Read More
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

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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 USA – 2015 Conference Recap PANC recently sponsored the Energy Storage USA conference in San Diego. Unlike many other conferences, this is one of the few events that focuses exclusively on the commercialization of energy storage. As many can attest, energy conferences give attendees the opportunity to network with utilities, legislators, financiers, developers and companies that are promoting their products. In addition to networking, this conference differentiated itself by creating an environment to discuss major issues, such as overcoming barriers to entry. > 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