Electricity Supply Planning helps utilities understand the resources, technology, and infrastructure that will be needed to meet customers' future electricity needs.
EWEB's ongoing Electricity Supply Planning effort is aimed at optimizing our power resources, assets, infrastructure, and customer products and services so that we can continue to serve our community with clean, affordable and reliable power, consistent with the values of our customer-owners.
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In early 2020, EWEB initiated a study of the impacts of widespread electrification on our community. In this study, EWEB will hypothesize various electrification scenarios and assess potential impacts to power supply, demand, local infrastructure, and community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Electrification is a term for replacing direct fossil fuel use (e.g., natural gas, heating oil, gasoline) with electricity in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The study aims to answer five questions:
The electrification study will be completed in phases, with Phase 1 focusing on potential changes to demand and consumption patterns, generation needs, and environmental impacts from electrification of small vehicles, water and space heating. Phase 1 was completed in October 2020. Phase 2 of the study will focus on infrastructure, costs and influence of energy efficiency and demand-side flexibility, and is targeted for completion in 2021.
Adoption rates for electric vehicles, space heating and water heating are subject to wide bands of uncertainty with economics, technology and legislation among key factors influencing customer choices. A combination of ample, clean energy resources and a strong legacy of energy efficiency programs puts EWEB in a strong position to support electrification, both for our own customers and within the larger region.
This Phase 1 study finds:
|November 2, 2020||Board of Commissioners Meeting|
|August 4, 2020||Board of Commissioners Meeting||Electrification Impact Analysis Report Draft Review|
|March 3, 2020||Board of Commissioners Meeting||Electricity Supply Planning Memo|
|March 3, 2020||Board of Commissioners Meeting & Presentation by Elliot Mainzer, Administrator & CEO of BPA||Audio recording|
|February 5, 2020||Energy and Planning Public Presentation||Presentation Slides|
|February 4, 2020||Board of Commissioners Meeting||2021 IRP Engagement Plan Memo|
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