Idaho Power’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) examines the the company’s projected need for additional electricity over the next 20 years and the resources that will best meet that need while balancing reliability, cost, environmental responsibility, efficiency and risk. The plan is updated every two years and includes a series of public meetings that help guide our planning process.
Idaho Power enlists the assistance of its customers in developing the IRP through an advisory panel — the Integrated Resource Plan Advisory Council (IRPAC).
The IRPAC consists of major industrial customers, the environmental community, irrigation representatives, state and local elected officials, public utility commission representatives and other interested parties.
The IRPAC meets with Idaho Power regularly over a period of several months during the development of the company’s IRP. These meetings are public. The advisory council’s responsibilities include:
- Representing the interests of Idaho Power’s more than 620,000 customers
- Participating in open and active discussions of relevant issues, and
- Working with Idaho Power to develop ways to engage the public in the IRP process.
IRPAC meetings are virtual and open to the public. Opportunities for input are provided at each meeting. The final IRPAC meeting for the 2023 IRP cycle was Aug. 31.
Q & A
Recent questions, comments and responses can be read here.
Idaho Power has assembled this list of educational resources to enhance public understanding of the IRP process and reduce the time spent in IRPAC meetings reviewing background material.
Additional videos and other resources will be added as we move through the IRP process.
2023 Integrated Resource Plan
Idaho Power plans to submit its 2023 IRP to the public utility commissions in Idaho and Oregon on Sept. 29, 2023. The draft plan and related appendices will be posted on that date.
IRPAC meeting schedules and materials are posted below. We will post updates as they become available.
Meeting dates and agendas are subject to change.
2021 Integrated Resource Plan
Idaho Power submitted its 2021 IRP to the public utility commissions in Idaho and Oregon on Dec. 30, 2021.
- 2021 Integrated Resource Plan (Updated: Feb. 18, 2022)
- Appendix A: Sales & Load Forecast
- Appendix B: DSM Annual Report
- Appendix C: Technical Report
- Appendix D: Transmission Supplement
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission formally acknowledged Idaho Power’s 2021 IRP on Nov. 18, 2022. (case IPC-E-21-43)
The Public Utility Commission of Oregon also acknowledged the plan on Dec. 6, 2022. (docket LC 78).
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