Integrated Resource Plan
Planning ahead to have the right resources in place, when we need them
The Integrated Resource Plan outlines our long-term plan to meet B.C.'s future electricity demand through conservation, generation and transmission, and through upgrades to existing infrastructure. As new resources require lead times to develop, we must plan ahead so that they're ready when we need them.
Take a look at our current plan
Our 2013 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) includes 18 actions that ensure our customers continue to receive cost-effective, reliable electricity, consistent with the requirements and objectives of the province's Clean Energy Act.
In 2016, we conducted a review of the 2013 plan and updated our 20-year electricity demand forecast and expected supply. Our results show that we're on track to meet future demand for electricity.
We've accomplished a lot under the Clean Energy Act. We've built a strong platform of clean generation and conservation initiatives that will advance the province's long-term climate action goals.
We're starting the 2018 IRP process
With a strong platform in place, we can now look towards the next plan – the 2018 IRP. There are a number of decisions before us, as well as the need to consider evolving trends in a rapidly changing world, including:
- Determining our long-term conservation savings targets
- Understanding the future role of distributed energy resources, such as solar and energy storage technologies
- Understanding clean electricity's role in addressing climate change, and determining our contribution to the Province's Climate Leadership Plan.
We'll be addressing these considerations, and others, in the 2018 IRP. Over the next several months we'll be meeting with our technical advisory committee and developing our work plan, which will include ways you can get involved. Look for further updates in 2017.
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