Integrated Resource Planning

What kinds of energy will we need in Oregon's clean energy future?

What is the IRP and its public process?

Ensuring our customers have universal access to the clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy they need is at the heart of what we do at PGE. Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) is an ongoing multi-stage process that we use to determine the best mix of energy to serve the future energy needs of our customers. This process is guided by the Oregon Public Utility Commission and informed by generous contributions from the public, who have the opportunity to influence the process at each stage.

If you have thoughts on our plans or our process at any time, please share them with us at IRP@pgn.com.

Get involved - attend IRP public meetings

Attend our public meetings where we seek input and suggestions about our approach, priorities, and the factors we should consider as we develop our plan.

Members of the public, as well as government entities, non-profit organizations, community groups and businesses can participate in the IRP process by attending a public meeting or requesting separate meetings with individuals or small groups.

Join our next IRP stakeholder meeting

We welcome all to join our monthly stakeholder meetings where we share progress and hear feedback on our plan. If you missed a meeting, be sure to check out resources and materials.

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Upcoming IRP meeting:

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Break: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Mark your calendar for future meetings

Meetings will be virtual via Zoom. More information to come.

Feb. 23, IRP Roundtable 23-2

  • Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2019 Integrated Resource Plan

We believe our 2019 IRP represents the very best path forward as we continue to move aggressively to cut greenhouse gas emissions from our system while maintaining a reliable and affordable supply of clean energy for our customers, now and in the future.

The plan includes measured steps we can take today to address climate change. It also provides maximum flexibility to make adjustments — with consultation from the OPUC and our stakeholders — as technology, policies and conditions related to the COVID-19 crisis continue to evolve.

Throughout the public 2019 IRP process, PGE worked to design a plan that reflects the values of our customers and community, responds to customer and stakeholder feedback, and embraces positive change taking place in the energy industry. We filed the plan with the OPUC on July 19, 2019. After extensive review and input from customer groups and other stakeholders, the commission acknowledged the plan on March 16, 2020. We invite you to read our 2019 IRP and let us know what you think about it.

2019 Plan Highlights

This plan underscores our commitment to transparency and collaboration as we work to meet customers’ needs. We engaged customers and stakeholders throughout its development, and their insights and feedback were instrumental in shaping our resource strategies.

Our 2019 IRP Action Plan calls for taking prudent, low-risk steps over the next two to four years to meet customer resource needs and set our company on a course to achieve critical long-term goals. Our proposed actions include:

  • Customer resources: Our customers will play an important role in keeping electric costs affordable while helping us build a clean energy future for all. Our plan calls for a continued commitment to cost-effective energy efficiency and an expansion of flexible load programs, such as  smart water heaters, smart thermostats, our Energy Partner and Peak Time Rebates programs. We also recently introduced demand-response-enabled electric vehicle charging, an optional time-of-use rate that will give customers an incentive to shift energy use to times with less demand, and additional programs and products based on our learnings from our Smart Grid Test Bed.

  • Renewable resources: Our plan calls for additional renewable resources to help meet customer needs in the mid-2020s. New low-cost renewable resources will help us to further decarbonize our system and keep prices affordable.

  • Capacity resources: Resources that can quickly ramp up and down when called upon are becoming increasingly important as more and more of our energy comes from variable renewables, like wind and solar, which aren’t always available when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun won’t shine. PGE plans to address this gap through a combination of agreements with existing resources in the region and the addition of new, non-emitting technologies such as energy storage.

Resources, materials and past meetings

Here you will find information we’ve shared during the IRP proceedings – past meeting presentations, video recordings, supplemental materials, and prior documents.

Learn more and connect with us

Email us at irp@pgn.com to be added to PGE's IRP roundtable email list.

Please share your feedback on our IRP process via this form: