Northwest Energy Coalition's Lunch & Learn Series.
Session 1: Introduction to Utility Integrated System Planning. October 20, 12:00pm – 1:30pm (PST)/ 1:00PM – 2:30pm (MT)
Most utilities in the Northwest develop integrated resource plans (IRPs) to evaluate their energy needs to ensure that they plan ahead to meet future energy demand.
How does the IRP process work? What are the goals?
How can customer side resources be incorporated into an IRP? (Customer-side resources, sometimes called demand-side resources, include: energy efficiency measures, demand response, electric vehicles, storage, and distributed generation such as rooftop solar)
How can a diverse set of stakeholders feel welcome in these planning processes?