Planning for the future and making sure our power supply will meet customer loads at the lowest, reasonable cost is very important to us. RES analyzes the best way to meet load given supply options. We report our projected load and resources to the Washington State Department of Commerce every two years. Commerce compiles the information from all Washington electric utilities into a resource plan for the State legislature.
2020 Integrated Resource Plan and 2019 Conservation Potential Assessment
Richland Energy Services has prepared the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to comply with RCW 19.28 Resource Plans. The IRP guides RES in obtaining the mix of resources to meet electrical load and requirements of RCW 19.285 Energy Independence and RCW 19.405 Clean Energy Transformation for the next 20 years. You can view the draft IRP here.
The Conservation Potential Assessment includes analysis to determine the most cost effective conservation for RES to pursue and is used as input to the IRP. You can view the 2019 CPA here.
Richland's Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) will be discussing both these reports at their July 14, 2020 meeting. The agenda can be found here once published. The public is invited to comment at the UAC meeting or during the public hearing portion at City Council's July 21, 2020 regular meeting. Richland City Council will consider the adoption of the IRP at their August 4, 2020 regular meeting. Questions may be directed to Sandi Edgemon, Business Services Manager, by email or phone at (509) 942-7613.
Utility Bill Inserts
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