MEAN's Integrated Resource Plan

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) prepares and files an Integrated Resource Plan as required by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) every five 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: 

Click here for MEAN's 2022 Integrated Resource Plan