Integrated Resource Planning

Preparing for Oregon’s energy future

Our focus

Planning to make sure we can provide the safe, reliable and affordable electric power our customers need today, tomorrow and over the long term is a constant focus at PGE.

We call this process Integrated Resource Planning, and it’s guided by the Oregon Public Utility Commission with input from customer groups and other stakeholders.

2016 IRP

Our 2016 IRP delivers on the promises we made when we helped pass Oregon’s clean energy law. This IRP puts us on track to meet the state’s new renewable energy requirements: by 2020, more than 20% of the energy to serve our customers will come from renewable resources like wind and solar. By 2040, 50% will come from renewables.

The plan reflects our commitment to provide our customers with safe, reliable, affordable energy using increasingly sustainable energy solutions. Get a quick overview or read more about the plan in the documents below.

We filed our 2016 IRP with the OPUC on Nov. 15, 2016. The OPUC staff and the public have up to six months to review the plan and provide comments and recommendations to the commission.

2017 IRP stakeholder meetings

May 10, 2017, Roundtable #17-2

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST
Place: 2 WTC Mezzanine 2, 3, & 4
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204
Topics (subject to additions/deletions): 2016 IRP Update; IRP Process Deep Dive; IRP Development Schedule; Resource Options & Resource Cost Studies

WebEx registration

Pre-Meeting Materials (PGE will be seeking stakeholder feedback on these materials):

Feb. 8, 2017, Roundtable #17-1

Upcoming meetings

PGE is currently planning to host 2017 Roundtables in May, August, and November.

2016 IRP stakeholder meetings

Dec. 20, 2016, OPUC Public Meeting

Nov. 16, 2016, Roundtable #16-4

Aug. 17, 2016, Roundtable #16-3

May 16, 2016, Roundtable #16-2

March 9, 2016, Roundtable #16-1

Dec. 17, 2015, Public Meeting #5

Sept. 25, 2015, Public Meeting #4

Aug. 13, 2015, Public Meeting #3

July 16, 2015, Public Meeting #2

July 15, 2015, Technical Workshop #1

July 6, 2015, Commission Workshop #1

April 2, 2015, Public Meeting #1

IRP goals

Our goal is to provide you with the responsibly generated power you need, when you need it, in a constantly changing energy landscape. We’re always looking for the best combination of resources to balance long term power supply costs and risks for our customers.

How it works

We do this by evaluating the performance likely from different mixes of new and existing, commercially-available generating technologies under a variety of potential future scenarios.

Both supply and demand have roles

By “resources,” we mean supply (existing or new generating projects, or wholesale power market purchases) and demand (like energy efficiency or other ways to reduce the amount of power customers need or when they need it). Both are important to any electric utility planning process.

We conduct cost and risk analysis over a planning horizon of at least 20 years. Throughout the IRP process we share with customer groups, regulators and other stakeholders the results of our research, analysis and findings on anticipated resource requirements and alternatives for serving our customers’ future electricity needs.

Prior IRP documents

2013 IRP and appendices

Prior IRPs and updates (2002 to 2009) can be requested by email through IRP@pgn.com.