2011 Integrated Electric Resource Plan
The 2011 planning effort confirmed that energy conservation is the most cost effective and least
risky way to meet future electricity needs. Read the final plan.
The 2011 IERP, like each of EWEB's three previous IERPs, is a "20 year plan." And like the prior plans,
it will be used to guide resource decisions primarily for five years.
The new plan sought to minimize risks in acquiring new electricity and
delivering power by using a framework that takes into account the
environmental, social and economic impacts of the different resource choices.
- Impacts of potential climate change legislation
- Fuel price instability
- Economic recession that softens power prices
- Ability to finance new generation projects
- Integrating the growing volume of variable wind energy into the
regional electric grid
EWEB selected a 13-member community advisory panel to provide staff and the Board of
Commissioners with their perspective on important future trends and community values that affect
resource planning decisions. Panel members were selected to represent a broad cross-section of
customer groups, agency partners and stakeholder interests.
Access additional documents and resources related to the IERP process.