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. PSE filed its most recent IRP with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in May 2011.
The links below will take you to the 2011 and draft 2013 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) documents by chapter. PSE’s 2013 IRP is due to be filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission on May 30, 2013.
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Puget Sound Energy Unveils 2013 Draft Integrated Resource Plan (April 1, 2013)
IRP Advisory Group
Information and presentations from the 2013 IRP Advisory Group meetings are available below.
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The IRP Advisory Group (IRPAG) is a team of external stakeholders and regulators who meet regularly to provide feedback during the integrated resource planning process. Their valuable input helps to guide the development of PSE's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
The 2011 and draft 2013 IRPs are available online by clicking the Plan Details links above. For a more detailed discussion of the role of the IRPAG, download Appendix A. PSE's next IRP is due to be filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission May 30, 2013.
Anticipated 2013 IRP Work Plan schedule for public participation
Updated April 15, 2013
Download a printable version of the proposed timeline for the 2013 IRP.
Questions concerning the IRP can be directed to Phillip Popoff, Manager Integrated Resource Planning, email@example.com, 425-462-3229.
IRPAG meeting materials