Integrated Resource Planning (Oct 23-24)

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 the 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)
  • Kathy Lee, Manager of Integrated Resource Planning, BC Hydro

    • Program Location
    • BC Hydro
    • 333 Dunsmuir St
      Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5R4
    • 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: $349 USD

    Registration price increases $50 after September 15, 2017. Registration includes materials, hosted dinner on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday, and refreshments throughout the program. Guest tickets are available for $100 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • 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.
  • For more information contact Anna Sanger Reed, Director of Customer + Corporate Programs at (503) 688-2795.


Monday, October 23, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration + Check In

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Introductions + Opening Roundtable

Brief roundtable introducing all attendees. Attendees will be asked to share what their company's highest priority issues are.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome to BC Hydro

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Energy Imbalance Market Expansion

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Power to Gas and Decarbonization

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast at BC Hydro

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Community Choice Aggregators: Risks and Opportunities

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Energy Futures Scenarios for IRPs

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Closing Comments and Wrap Up

Hotel + Travel

  • Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
  • 645 Howe Street
  • Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2Y9
  • Phone: 800-667-2300
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 667-2300 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $169 CAD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 27, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.