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Planning for the Future

You and more than 1.4 million Washington homes and businesses depend on us each day for safe, reliable energy service. To meet all of your needs, we must have plentiful supplies of natural gas and electricity available at all times, as well as a plan to address the growth the region is expecting.

Integrated Resource Plan

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is our strategic road map for securing reliable and cost-effective energy resources. The plan is an exhaustive, research-based examination of the potential risks and opportunities we face in procuring future energy supplies.

  • Examines the many energy-resource options available to PSE, including the maximum amount of new energy "supply" we can acquire through energy efficiency.
  • Makes a thorough, objective assessment of the benefits, costs and risks associated with each energy-supply option.
  • Analyzes the region's population and economic trends, including a forecast of PSE customers' natural gas and electricity needs two decades into the future.
  • Evaluates political and economic policies and trends, and their potential impact on energy production, usage and availability.

Every two years, a team of in-house economists, energy specialists and demographers (with input from expert consultants) develops a new IRP.

Plan Detail

PSE’s 2013 IRP was filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on May 31, 2013. On May 29, 2014, PSE filed the 2015 IRP Work Plan and on September 23, 2015, PSE filed the Draft 2015 IRP. PSE's 2015 final IRP is due to be filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on Nov. 30, 2015.

The links below will take you to the 2013 and draft 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) documents by chapter.

IRP Advisory Group

Information and presentations from the 2015 IRP Advisory Group meetings are available below.

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