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.
The Oregon Public Utility Commission and many individual Oregonians and advocacy groups had extensive input into 2016 IRP Plan, and based on their values, priorities and guidance we made significant revisions. The OPUC signed off on our revised plan in August and December 2017, and we are working to implement it.
- PGE's 2016 Integrated Resource Plan - Executive Summary (November 15, 2016)
- PGE's 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (November 15, 2016)
- 2016 IRP Feedback & Comments
We will file an update to our 2016 IRP in March 2018. This update will allow us to provide the Commission and stakeholders with updated resource costs and other key information. However, in advance of our March filing, we are sharing updated resource cost information in the links below.
- PGE 2016 IRP Update Resource Cost Update
- BandV Thermal SSO Report
- BandV Thermal SSO Tables (2017 Fall)
- DNVGL Renewable SSO Report (2017 Fall)
- DNVGL Renewable SSO Tables (2017 Fall)
- PGE 2016 IRP Update Technology Maturity
- PGE 2016 IRP Update Financial Parameters
- PGE 2016 IRP Update EFSC CO2 Offset Payment
- PGE 2016 IRP Update Supply Side Summary
- PGE 2016 IRP Update Need Assessments and Capacity Contributions (February 2018)
2018 IRP stakeholder meetings
May 16, 2018, Roundtable #18-2
- Presentation to be posted prior to the meeting
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST
Place: 2 WTC Mezzanine 2, 3, 4
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204
Topics(subject to additions/deletions): Wholesale Electricity Market, Futures, Flexible Adequacy, Portfolio Construction, Scoring Metrics and Load Forecast Methodology
February 14, 2018, Roundtable #18-1 (Day 1 – 2019 IRP Kickoff)
February 15, 2018, Roundtable #18-1 (Day 2 – Technical Meeting)
2017 IRP stakeholder meetings
August 24, 2017, Roundtable #17-3
May 10, 2017, Roundtable #17-2
- PGE Presentation
- Handout 1 – Thermodynamic Resources in the 2016 IRP
- Handout 2 - Renewable Resources in the 2016 IRP
- Handout 3 – Supply-Side Universe of Resource Options
Feb. 8, 2017, Roundtable #17-1
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.