Integrated Resource Planning – Virtual (Nov 16-17)

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)
  • Jay Luther Lim, Manager of Integrated Resource Planning, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power; Luis Martinez, Electric Engineering Associate, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided to the attendee 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 virtual access to all agenda items and digital program 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 virtual programs through July 2021. 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 Marco Henkel, Program Manager at (971) 255-4971.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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

Industry Topic

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Industry Topic

This time is designated for roundtable discussion on current challenges and emerging issues.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open Forum / Networking

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Industry Topic

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

Industry Topic

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.

Meet The Speakers

Mandip Samra

Burbank Water and Power

Power Resource Planning Manager