PGE kicked off a new integrated resource planning cycle in the Spring of 2013. The 2013 IRP has analyzed our customers’ expected resource needs for the next 20 years. It focuses on resource actions needed before 2018 — and incorporates those actions already being implemented under the current IRP.
On March 27, 2014, PGE filed the latest version of the IRP with the Oregon Public Utility Commission. The filing builds on the current plan but calls for no major new power plants in the near term beyond those now under construction. Instead, the PGE will work during the next several years to continue development of customer-side resources that can reduce demand through energy efficiency measures, manage peak demand periods, and improve overall system flexibility. The 2013 IRP and Appendices are available below:
2013 IRP Stakeholder Meetings
We’ve held a series of public meetings and technical workshops in 2013 and 2014 to provide stakeholders with the information we’re working with to perform IRP analysis and to gather input from these stakeholder groups representing customers, regulators, environmental advocates and other interested parties. Below are links to the presentations from public meetings held during the 2013 IRP process:
In November 2012, PGE filed an update to its 2009 Integrated Resource Plan
(PDF), which outlines strategies to meet customers’ electricity needs over the next 20 years. A four-year action plan that implements these strategies includes:
2009 IRP documents
- All energy-efficiency measures deemed achievable by the Energy Trust of Oregon — 183 average MWs — which PGE expects will meet nearly half of its load growth through 2020.
- 101 average MWs of additional renewable resources to meet Oregon’s renewable energy standard requirements
- Demand-side resources — measures customers can take that can reliably deliver short-term reductions in customer demand to help reduce capacity needs and manage loads during peak periods.
- Additional natural gas-fired generation, including 300 to 500 MWs of base load capacity and 100 to 200 MWs of flexible, peak-load resources.
- Short-term and mid-term market purchases as needed.
- Installation of new emissions control retrofits at the Boardman power plant and the cessation of the plant’s coal-fired operations by the end of 2020. Learn more about the Boardman 2020 Plan.