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.
Work is well underway for the next IRP, which we aim to file in the summer of 2019. In the 2019 IRP, we'll be developing a resource plan that balances future costs and risks while addressing four key themes that reflect our evolving electricity system: technology integration, customer participation, decarbonization, and uncertainty and optionality. To participate in our 2019 IRP public process, please see the IRP Roundtable schedule below or contact us at IRP@pgn.com.
2019 IRP Studies
- As part of the 2019 IRP, PGE commissioned a study investigating economy-wide pathways to decarbonization in our service area. Draft results were presented at Roundtable #18-1 and PGE discussed options for incorporating the learnings of the study into the 2019 IRP with stakeholders at Roundtable #18-2. The final report produced by Evolved Energy Research can be found by following the link below. PGE has also provided additional supplemental data from the study, as requested by stakeholders.
- Exploring Pathways to Deep Decarbonization for the Portland General Electric Service Territory – Prepared by Evolved Energy Research, 2018
IRP Public Meetings
To access prior roundtable meeting presentations and materials, go to the IRP Public Meetings page.
Upcoming 2019 Roundtable Meetings
- July 11, 2018
- August 22, 2018
- November 14, 2018
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.