While Covid-19 continues to have a financial impact, Portland, OR-based NW Natural is pursuing acquisitions of small water utilities, rolling out hydrogen research projects and expanding its sources of renewable natural gas (RNG). In the ongoing RNG expansion program, Vice President Justin Palfreyman of strategy and business development said the utility has received a “robust response” to a request for proposals (RFP) from potential producers. “In parallel with the RFP we continue to evaluate investment opportunities through a new state-authorized program under Senate Bill 98, so we expect over time we will end up with a portfolio of RNG purchase agreements and investments in RNG production facilities.” More>>