Great River Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) outlines our proposal to reliably and safely meet our member-owner cooperatives’ energy needs in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible way for the next 15 years. The plan also analyzes the future electricity needs of our members, which we are well positioned to meet.
This year’s IRP projects a 28 percent reduction in carbon dioxide intensity of our system by 2029 from 2012, using the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft compliance formula for its proposed Clean Power Plan rule.
The IRP also details our commitment to evolving our generation portfolio, which already includes facilities of various fuel types and has been crafted for reliability, affordability and environmental performance. Our plan meets state criteria and complies with all legislative and regulatory requirements, including the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard.
We filed our IRP with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 31, 2014. The commission will make an advisory decision on the plan at a later date.View the 2014 Great River Energy Resource Plan »