MEAN to hold Power Supply Planning Meeting and Integrated Resource Plan Review April 21

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) will hold a Power Supply Committee/Integrated Resource Plan Meeting that will review its 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) April 21 in Lincoln, Neb., at 10 a.m. A virtual option to participate will be available. The meeting is open to the public.

MEAN’s Integrated Resource Plan is filed every five years as required by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).

Integrated resource planning is a process for future new energy resources that evaluates the full range of alternatives, including new generating capacity, power purchases, energy conservation and efficiency, cogeneration and heating and cooling applications, and renewable energy resources to provide adequate and reliable service to a utility’s electric customers.

MEAN welcomes member and public input to its IRP. A draft IRP plan will be available on or about April 19, 2022 on MEAN’s IRP page. Once the draft IRP is publicly available, comments may be submitted by mail to the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, Attn. IRP, 8377 Glynoaks Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516 or by email to the address that will be posted on the MEAN IRP webpage. Comments will be accepted if received during the 25 day comment period beginning on the date of posting of the draft IRP.

Action to adopt the 2022 IRP will be taken at MEAN’s Board of Directors meeting on May 19, which is also open to the public.