In 2006, RCW 19.280 was adopted by the Washington State legislature. The statute requires investor-owned and consumer-owned electric utilities with more than 25,000 customers to develop Integrated Resource Plans (IRP) and progress reports. Among other things, IRPs must include a range of load forecasts, assessments of commercially-available, utility-scale renewable and nonrenewable generating technologies, a comparative evaluation of renewable and nonrenewable generating resources and conservation and efficiency resources and an assessment of methods for integrating renewable resources and addressing overgeneration events, if applicable. Utilities must produce progress reports reflecting changing conditions related to and the progress towards the IRP every two years, and an updated IRP must be developed at least every four years.
Chelan County PUD has completed its 2018 IRP Progress Report (see “Related Documents”). The 2018 IRP Progress Report outlines the sources of power needed to supply PUD customers through 2028. It describes the mix of resources from generation, conservation and efficiency that will meet current and projected needs at the lowest reasonable cost and risk to the utility and its customer-owners.
The 2018 IRP Progress Report was submitted to the Washington State Department of Commerce before the Sept. 1, 2018, deadline. Links to presentations and notices for the 2018 IRP Progress Report are below.
The District’s next IRP will be completed in 2020.
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Public Meetings/Hearing - 2018
May 14, 2018, board presentation, 10 a.m.
June 4, 2018, board presentation, 10 a.m.
July 23, 2018, final hearing, 1 p.m.