Integrated Resource Plan
Nebraska Public Power District’s 2013 Integrated Resource Plan is a long-term (5 to 20 year) resource planning tool that identifies the preferred future mix of electric power generation and energy efficiency/conservation resources.
The IRP, as a plan, is intended to fulfill the following needs:
- Predict and meet future native load requirements
- Minimize cost and risks
- Anticipate and meet changing regulatory and market conditions
- Meet Nebraska State Statute 66-1060 requirements
- Meet Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) requirements.
AS NPPD has been developing this plan, several key issues have been examined with recommendations for implementation.
These issues include:
- Load forecast growth trends and volatility;
- Climate change and greenhouse gas regulations;
- Energy efficiency strategy;
- Renewable resource strategy; and
- Extended power uprate at Cooper Nuclear Station
The IRP provides a strategic framework and plan for future resource decisions by NPPD. It involves a process of planning to meet users’ needs for electricity services in a way that satisfies multiple objectives for resource use. Consistent assumptions are used to evaluate a broad range of resource alternatives, including power supplies and improvements to the efficient consumption of electricity. The demand for electricity in Nebraska is growing and NPPD has an ongoing need and obligation to plan for our customers’ future electric power needs.
Public meetings were held at the following locations:
- Tuesday, February 5
Gering Civic Center
- Thursday, February 7
Sandhills Convention Center
North Platte, NE
- Monday, February 18
Divots Conference Center
- Tuesday, February 19