Current IRP Process

In 2022, PSE will develop its 2023 Electric Progress Report and 2023 Gas Utility Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Engaging stakeholders in the development of these reports is important to PSE. This page provides an overview of the two reports.

2023 Electric Progress Report

PSE is committed to reaching the goals of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) by achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and carbon-free electric energy supply by 2045 and ensuring the transition to clean electricity is equitable. The 2023 Electric Progress Report is new and will provide a two-year progress report on the 2021 IRP as required by CETA.

In accordance with WAC 480-100-625 integrated resource plan development and timing, the progress report must include the following.

  • Updates to:
    • Load forecast
    • Demand-side resource assessment, including a new conservation potential assessment
    • Resource costs
    • Portfolio analysis and preferred portfolio
  • Address the results of changing state or federal requirements, or significant changes to economic and market forces.
  • Updates for elements found in its 2021 Clean Energy Implementation Plan, as described in WAC 480-100-640.

The electric progress report will include many elements of an IRP, listed above, but will not be a complete IRP. The electric progress report process will be divided into the following steps: 1. Establish Resource Needs; 2. Planning Assumptions and Resource Alternatives; 3. Updated Resource Plan from 2021 IRP and 2021 CEIP.

The 2023 Electric Progress Report will be filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) by April 1, 2023.

2023 Gas Utility IRP

The 2023 Gas Utility IRP will focus on the needs of PSE’s 900,000 natural gas sales customers from 2023 to 2044, including the significant acquisition of conservation necessary to meet all future customer needs, natural gas delivery system analysis, and meeting PSE’s aspirational goal of being a Beyond Net Zero Carbon company by 2045. The plan is being developed in accordance with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 480-90-238, the IRP rule for natural gas utilities.

The Gas Utility IRP process is divided into five cyclical steps: 1. Establish Resource Needs; 2. Planning Assumptions and Resource Alternatives; 3. Analyze Alternatives and Portfolios; 4. Analyze Results; and 5. Develop Resource Plan.

On April 1, 2022, PSE filed the work plan for the 2023 Gas Utility IRP with the UTC (Docket UG-220242). The work plan includes a description of the public participation plan, summary of methods for assessing resources, and an outline of IRP content.

The 2023 Gas Utility IRP report will be filed with the UTC by April 1, 2023.

 

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