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

PANC In The News

PANC Annual Seminar – Highlights Nearly 150 people turned out for PANC’s Annual Spring Seminar – held on May 17 at the City Club in San Francisco. The all-day event featured three in-depth panel discussions on grid integration, distribution and power procurement – as well as keynote addresses given by MICHAEL PICKER, President of the CPUC and PEDRO PIZARRO, President of Southern California Edison.
Shifting Grid Sands The impacts of changing technologies and creating a multi-state grid on California’s carbon-lite energy policies, jobs outlook and power rates were debated May 17 at the Power Association of Northern California’s annual seminar in San Francisco.
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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
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  • Discounts to industry newsletter subscriptions & trade shows


Gatto: Ballot Measure ‘Only Way’ for CPUC Reform  One month after his major CPUC reform bill stumbled in the waning hours of the legislative session, Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) said a ballot initiative was “the only way” to achieve comprehensive reform of the embattled energy regulator. > Read More
ORA Head Highlights Agency’s Savings to Ratepayers The new Director of the Office of Ratepayer Advocates said that for every dollar her agency spends, $192 in rate reductions are achieved. Last year, the ratepayer advocate saved utility customers a total $5.3 billion, Elizabeth Echols, the ORA director, said at an April 12 Power Association of Northern California meeting.
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California May Drive Paris Deal Emissions Verifications Although it did not have a seat at the negotiating table, California got a lot of attention during the Paris climate change meeting in January where 195 nations and the European Union agreed to work to keep the increase in earth’s temperature to below 1.5 Centigrade. Going forward, the state is expected to play a big role when the promised emission reductions of the nations that signed the pact are verified in five years, said Ken Alex, head of the state Office of Planning & Research, who was in Paris last month with Gov. Jerry Brown.
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