Integrated Resource Planning – Virtual (Nov 02-03)

An integrated resource plan (IRP) isn’t just a plan; it’s an involved process with multiple evaluation criteria that helps to determine both short and long-term load growth. Through a broad analysis of supply-side and customer service options, an integrated resource plan comes into fruition. IRP professionals gather for peer support of this process, and to better understand the challenges facing electric and natural gas providers in Western North America. Designed as a mix of interactive roundtable discussions and information-rich presentations, forum participants address topics such as resource management, data analysis and modeling, and stakeholder engagement.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Scott Harding, Supervisor, Resource Planning & Acquisition, Imperial Irrigation District

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
    • Directors, senior leaders and key organizational contributors who manage the aspects and objectives of their utility’s integrated resource plan are invited to attend. Service companies and special interests should contact WEI about involvement. 

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $199 USD

    Registration includes online access and all digital meeting materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all programs through December 2020. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Kristen Paul, Program Manager at 971-334-4250.


Monday, November 2, 2020

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Registration Desk Open

All times for this forum are Pacific. 
​​​​​​​The Virtual Registration Desk is available to help with technical issues or answer questions about the agenda.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Welcome to the IRP Spring Forum + Introduction Roundtable

Integreated Resource Planning Forum Chair, Scott Harding with Imperial Irrigation District will welcome attendees to the forum. Following attendees will discuss recent challenges and successes.

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Facilitated Discussion: COVID-19 Impacts

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RNG + Hydrogen

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

RNG + Hydrogen Facilitated Discussion

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Resiliency Breakout – Gas + Electric

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Industry Topic

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Open Roundtable Discussion

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Wrap Up + Future Planning

Provide input about what content should be part of future WEI IRP programs.