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.
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.
Member: $199 USD
Registration includes virtual access to all agenda items and digital program materials.
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Virtual Help Desk + Tech Check
The meeting room will open early for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform and to test their audio and webcam. The welcome will start promptly at 12:30 PM.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome + Introductions
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Roundtable: Successes, Challenges and Goals
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
This time is designated for roundtable discussion on current challenges and emerging issues.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open Forum / Networking
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How Burbank Water and Power Plans to Develop a More Robust 2024 Power IRP
Facilitator(s): Jay Lim, Supervisor, Integrated Resource Planning, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Speaker(s): Mandip Samra, Power Resource Planning Manager, Burbank Water and Power
Since the 2018 Power IRP, many things at Burbank Water and Power (BWP) have changed. New leadership, the need for community engagement and updates to regulations have resulted in BWP taking additional steps to start the IRP process early with a focus on practical solutions. BWP plans to have a stakeholder advisory group to assist with the development of the 2024 IRP. The goal is to have an IRP that is robust, practical, developed with the community, and meets California Energy Commissions mandates.
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Wrap Up + Planning for Spring
Share your thoughts on the forum and help to generate topics for future agendas.