Idaho Power and an advisory panel representing customer groups and regulators will meet again on Thursday to discuss the utility’s 20-year energy plan.
The purpose of the 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is to predict how much energy the company will need to serve its growing number of customers and identify the best way to ensure that energy remains reliable, affordable and clean. Idaho Power develops a new plan every two years.
Idaho Power enlists the help of its customers to create the IRP through the Integrated Resource Plan Advisory Council (IRPAC), which includes representatives from public-interest groups, industry and agriculture, as well as state and local lawmakers, public utility commissioners and other interested parties. The panel meets monthly to discuss energy demand and resource options.
The April 27 meeting will provide an update on regional transmission planning and development. Transmission is necessary for Idaho Power to move energy from where it is generated to where it is used by homes, businesses, factories and farms.
Background information and a link for attending via Webex, are available at idahopower.com/irp. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday.