Process continues with results & proposed action plan

An Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP, is a blueprint developed every five years to help forecast when power resources will be needed, what the optimal resource mix may look like and how LES will bring it together to best serve its customers in the future.

LES is developing a new plan in 2022 – the first IRP guided by LES’ decarbonization goal – and throughout the process has encouraged customer involvement via three public meetings and two interactive workshops. We continue to invite customers to email feedback or request LES to speak with individuals, groups or organizations about the IRP.

Below, see the IRP results and action plan, the full draft of the 2022 IRP report and all meeting and workshop presentations.

LES Integrated Resource Plan results and action plan

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.

Integrated Resource Plan resources

View the Integrated Resource Plans

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'DRAFT' 2022 IRP 
(Please email [email protected] if you experience any issues reading this draft).

Current IRP developed in 2017

 

Thoughts, comments or questions about the IRP? 

Email [email protected]

 

See public meeting and workshop details and resources below.

 

Timeline of LES' 2022 Integrated Resource Plan process

 

Meeting 3

Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
LES Operations Center
9445 Rokeby Road

LES reviewed and discussed the results of LES’ resource analysis and a full draft of the 2022 IRP report,* including LES’ proposed action plan for the next five years.

View the IRP results and action plan

View the Aug. 25 meeting replay video

*(Please email [email protected] if you experience any issues reading this draft).

 

Meeting 2

June 23, 6-7 p.m.
Walter A. Canney Service Center
2620 Fairfield St.

At the Integrated Resource Plan public meeting June 23, LES staff discussed potential enhancements to LES’ Sustainable Energy Program, reviewed the scope of LES’ upcoming analysis of its resource portfolio, and provided a high-level review of the two IRP workshop topics. Catch up on LES’ IRP Meeting 2 by checking out the links below.

View the Sustainable Energy Program cost-effectiveness analysis

View the IRP analysis scope & workshop review

View the June 23 meeting replay video

 

Meeting 1

April 21, 6-7 p.m.
LES Operations Center
9445 Rokeby Road

LES kicked off its 2022 Integrated Resource Plan by providing attendees an overview of the process, its benefits and what to expect regarding the IRP as LES completes its diligence throughout 2022. Staff also presented a synopsis of the recently completed external review of LES’ Sustainable Energy Program, the spearhead of the utility’s customer-facing energy-efficiency initiatives. Catch up on LES’ IRP Meeting 1 by checking out the links below.

View the 2022 Sustainable Energy Program review

View the IRP frequently asked questions

View the April 21 meeting replay video

LES Integrated Resource Plan workshops

JULY 21 WORKSHOP

At this interactive IRP workshop, participants learned more about the Southwest Power Pool’s resource requirements and rating methodologies and then took the wheel of an LES model to build their own resource mix of the future.

View the workshop presentation

 

MAY 19 WORKSHOP

LES held its first interactive IRP workshop May 19 to give customers an opportunity to learn more about LES’ regional electricity market, the Southwest Power Pool, and its role in LES resource decisions. 

View the workshop presentation

Interactive IRP workshops