Power Supply Resources

MEAN's power supply resources consist of owned, leased and purchased power supply. This portfolio includes all MEAN resources and its participant resources including participant Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) allocations used to serve the total of MEAN's participants' electric load.

Power Supply Resources (Nameplate Capacity)

Total Non-Carbon Resources = 54%

(1) WAPA Displacement - MEAN receives hydroelectric energy (excluding renewable energy credits) in the WECC region as per the defined capacity in the agreement. Operationally, MEAN provides an equal amount of capacity to WAPA's customers in SPP from various MEAN contracted resources, which may change throughout the agreement's tenure. This involves a bilateral settlement schedule where MEAN pays SPP for the energy supplied to WAPA's customers in SPP, without earning renewable energy credits in return.

(2)  Hydro - MEAN manages a portfolio that encompasses its own contracts as well as resources owned by its participants, which notably includes WAPA allocations from North American Tribes and Total Requirements Participants.

(3) Muni Gen - Standby resource to be utilized in emergency situations, with the energy being sourced from participant generation.

(4) Coal - Includes owned assets and energy sourced through contractual purchases.

MEAN's Carbon Neutral Vision 2050

MEAN is working toward a carbon neutral power resource portfolio after the MEAN Board of Directors in 2020 approved a carbon neutral vision resolution. Learn more.