Revising resource planning

Western is requesting comments on the proposed evaluation criteria and procedures that it will use for future Integrated Resource Planning acquisitions. The current principle, established in 1995, calls for developing project-by-project acquisition and transmission planning. This action would create standardized Western-wide evaluation criteria for IRP principles.

Western is also proposing to eliminate the transmission planning principles in the Federal Register notice.

Public meeting scheduled

Western will hold a public meeting to solicit input on Western’s revision to the Final Principles of IRP for Use in Resource Acquisition and Transmission Planning July 21 at, 8:30 a.m., MDT, in Lakewood, Colo. The meeting will also be available by conference call and webcast.

The meeting will address the new proposed evaluation criteria and procedures Western will use for long-term resource acquisition, as well as the intent to eliminate transmission planning principles.

Send comments

You can send written comments about Western’s proposed IRP revision to:

Julia L. Kyriss
Colorado River Storage Project Manager
CRSP Management Center
150 East Social Hall Avenue
Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111–1580

Comments may also be e-mailed to finalprinciples@wapa.gov or faxed to 801-524–5017.

For more information about the request for comments and the 1995 principles for IRPs, see the June 29 Federal Register notice. You may also call Paula Fronk at 801-524–6383.