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LES Integrated Resource Plan continues with second public meeting

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System is ready for the next step in its latest long-range planning process with the second Integrated Resource Plan public meeting 6-7 p.m., June 29, 2017, at the Walter A. Canney Service Center, 2620 Fairfield St., Lincoln, Nebraska.

This meeting will focus on reviewing recent LES Administrative Board decisions regarding the Sustainable Energy Program benefit/cost metrics and related input assumptions. Feedback will also be requested regarding the upcoming analysis of various supply- and demand-side resource options.

The IRP is a blueprint developed every five years to help forecast when power resources will be needed, what the power-generation mix should look like and how the utility will bring it together to best serve its ratepayers in the future. LES reviewed the plan’s timeline and a summary of the primary decision points expected to come out of the 2017 process at its first public meeting March 23, 2017.

Required as part of LES’ hydroelectric power contract with the Western Area Power Administration, LES’ IRP is part of the utility’s strategic planning efforts that keep it among the best power companies in the nation. The last IRP was produced and filed with WAPA in 2012.  

Merging industry knowledge and insight from LES customer-owners in the IRP process, LES keeps its goal of maintaining the lowest possible rates for its customers while meeting their energy needs with efficiency and reliability on the leading edge of the power industry.

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