Looking 20 years ahead
An important part of the IRP process is public involvement. Two key opportunities for public involvement are through the Technical Advisory Committee, or TAC, and the public comment period.
The TAC is a committee of stakeholders who meet to review specific issues and aspects of the IRP. During this approximately 18-month IRP process, the TAC will meet six times, with each meeting being an intensive, full-day session. The TAC is a diverse group of representatives, including customers large and small, environmental organizations, business groups, elected officials and experts from both the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) and the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC).
When the IRP has been drafted, the WUTC and the IPUC will each hold open comment periods when the public is invited to review the plan and provide comments to the respective agencies.
The IRP planning process aligns with our goal of providing customers with the most reliable and affordable energy possible. This planning process is ongoing and it informs the periodic decisions we must make to deploy new energy resources, including conservation efforts.
Learn more about the IRP and planning our energy future. Click on the links below to learn more about our diverse energy mix, what goes into determining how future energy needs will be met and other related topics:
The 2015 Electric IRP process is now underway. If you are interested in joining the TAC, email John Lyons or contact him at (509) 495-8515. You can also contact him with questions about previous IRPs.
The 2015 IRP TAC meetings began on Thursday, May 29, 2014 and will continue into 2015. The balance of the TAC meeting schedule will be posted when they are scheduled.
2015 TAC Meeting 1 - May 29, 2014
2015 TAC Meeting 2 - September 23, 2014
2015 TAC Meeting 3 - Friday, November 21, 2014
2013 Integrated Resource Plan
Other IRP Documents