LES reached the next step in its latest long-range planning process with its third and final public meeting Aug. 25, 2022, for the Integrated Resource Plan. This meeting focused on reviewing the final draft of the report and the related action plan. The LES Administrative Board will take action on the report at its Oct. 21 meeting.
View the IRP results and action plan
LES reviewed the IRP timeline and a consultant’s recent recommendations for the Sustainable Energy Program at its first public meeting April 21. The second public meeting July 23 reviewed changes to the SEP assumptions based on the consultant’s findings and the scope of the upcoming analysis of LES’ future resource mix. LES held two interactive IRP workshops to give customers an opportunity to learn more about LES’ regional electricity market, the Southwest Power Pool, and its role in LES resource decisions. Scroll down this page to view all meeting and workshop presentations.
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 the Western Area Power Administration in 2017.
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.