Integrated Resource Planning

Preparing for Oregon’s energy future

Our focus

Planning to make sure we can provide the safe, reliable and affordable electric power our customers need today, tomorrow and over the long term is a constant focus at PGE.

We call this process Integrated Resource Planning, and it’s guided by the Oregon Public Utility Commission with input from customer groups and other stakeholders.

2016 IRP

The Oregon Public Utility Commission and many individual Oregonians and advocacy groups had extensive input into 2016 IRP Plan, and based on their values, priorities and guidance we made significant revisions. The OPUC signed off on our revised plan in August and December 2017, and we are working to implement it.

We will file an update to our 2016 IRP in March 2018. This update will allow us to provide the Commission and stakeholders with updated resource costs and other key information. However, in advance of our March filing, we are sharing updated resource cost information in the links below.

2018 IRP stakeholder meetings

February 14, 2018, Roundtable #18-1 (Day 1 – 2019 IRP Kickoff)

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST
Place: 2 WTC Plaza
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204
Topics(subject to additions/deletions):2019 IRP, Portfolio Construction, Futures & Uncertainties, Flexibility Assessment Methodology, Decarbonization Study, Market Study, and Customer Insights Survey

February 15, 2018, Roundtable #18-1 (Day 2 – Technical Meeting)

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST
Place: 2 WTC Plaza
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204
Topics(subject to additions/deletions): 2016 IRP Update, Energy Trust EE Forecast, and Load Forecast Workshop

2017 IRP stakeholder meetings

August 24, 2017, Roundtable #17-3

May 10, 2017, Roundtable #17-2

Feb. 8, 2017, Roundtable #17-1

IRP goals

Our goal is to provide you with the responsibly generated power you need, when you need it, in a constantly changing energy landscape. We’re always looking for the best combination of resources to balance long term power supply costs and risks for our customers.

How it works

We do this by evaluating the performance likely from different mixes of new and existing, commercially-available generating technologies under a variety of potential future scenarios.

Both supply and demand have roles

By “resources,” we mean supply (existing or new generating projects, or wholesale power market purchases) and demand (like energy efficiency or other ways to reduce the amount of power customers need or when they need it). Both are important to any electric utility planning process.

We conduct cost and risk analysis over a planning horizon of at least 20 years. Throughout the IRP process we share with customer groups, regulators and other stakeholders the results of our research, analysis and findings on anticipated resource requirements and alternatives for serving our customers’ future electricity needs.

Prior IRP documents

2013 IRP and appendices

Prior IRPs and updates (2002 to 2009) can be requested by email through