MEAN's Integrated Resource Plan

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) is in the process of preparing its 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) as required by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). MEAN files an IRP with WAPA every 5 years.

Integrated resource planning is a planning process for new energy resources that evaluates the full range of alternatives, including new generating capacity, power purchases, energy conservation and efficiency, cogeneration and district heating and cooling applications, and renewable energy resources, to provide adequate and reliable service to a utility’s electric consumers. An IRP supports utility-developed goals and schedules. The plan must take into account necessary features for system operation, such as diversity, reliability, dispatchability, and other risk factors; must take into account the ability to verify energy savings achieved through energy efficiency and the projected durability of such savings measured over time; and must treat demand and supply resources on a consistent and integrated basis. The IRP must adhere to several criteria, which are listed on the WAPA website: https://www.wapa.gov/PowerMarketing/IRP/Pages/guidelines.aspx 

MEAN’s 2022 IRP plan submitted to WAPA (including the accompanying appendices and summary of public comments) is below:

Click here for the 2022 IRP