The last in a series of meetings leading up to Idaho Power’s next long-range energy plan will take place Thursday, Aug. 31.
Idaho Power and an advisory panel representing customer groups and regulators have met several times over the past year to discuss the utility’s 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which will lay out the company’s preferred portfolio of energy resources to serve customers over the next 20 years.
Idaho Power develops a new plan every two years. The company enlists the help of its customers to create the IRP through the IRP Advisory Council (IRPAC), which includes representatives from public-interest groups, industry and agriculture, as well as state and local lawmakers, public utility commission staff and other interested parties.
The next meeting will look at a preliminary preferred resource portfolio, an analysis of risks associated with various resource options, and a near-term action plan. The IRP will be finalized and submitted to the Idaho and Oregon public utility commissions in September.
Background information and a link for attending via Webex, are available at idahopower.com/irp. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Mountain Time.