2019 Integrated Resource Plan

TVA has begun work on the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)—a comprehensive study that provides direction on how to best meet future electricity demand. Building upon the work done in prior plans, TVA has started the 2019 IRP to proactively address the changing utility marketplace.

The 2019 IRP will explore various scenarios related to expansion of distributed energy resources (DER) in the Tennessee Valley. We will also seek to improve TVA’s understanding of the impact and benefit of system flexibility with increasing renewable and distributed resources.

The IRP will consider many views of the future to determine how TVA can continue to provide low-cost, reliable electricity; support environmental stewardship; and spur economic development in the Valley over the next 20 years.

As part of the IRP decision-making process, and in alignment with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), TVA will analyze potential environmental implications associated with an updated IRP by issuing an environmental impact statement (EIS).

Engagement with customers and stakeholders is a vital part of developing the IRP. As in the 2015 IRP, TVA is productively collaborating with the IRP Working Group and the Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC). Additionally, we will continue to offer opportunities for engagement, including public meetings, webinars and comment periods.

Developing the IRP will allow TVA to plan our system in a way that allows TVA, in partnership with local power companies, to continue to keep bills low for all Valley residents.

Public Involvement

A 60-day EIS public scoping period ran from Feb. 15 to April 16, 2018. Comments received during the scoping period help lay the foundation for development of the IRP and EIS. The comments will be described in a report that TVA will post on its website later this year.

Public webinars will be provided approximately every three months to keep the public informed about the progress of the 2019 IRP and EIS. When the draft IRP and EIS are ready in February 2019, TVA will post them online and request comments. TVA will publish the final EIS and IRP in Summer 2019.

TVA will host its first quarterly webinar for the 2019 IRP on May 15, 2018, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. EDT. TVA will introduce the 2019 IRP (what it is, why TVA is doing it and how it will help determine the Valley’s energy future); provide an update on where TVA is in the development process; summarize public scoping comments; and review next steps. Please be sure to register if interested.

Documents

Contacts

For more information about the 2019 IRP study contact:

Hunter Hydas
Enterprise Planning
1101 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 751-2453

Amy Henry
Enterprise Relations + Innovation
400 West Summit Hill Dr., WT 9D
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 632-4045

Ashley Pilakowski
NEPA Project Manager
400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D
Knoxville, TN  37902

IRP@tva.gov

2015 Integrated Resource Plan

In August 2015, the TVA Board of Directors adopted the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which provided a direction for how TVA would meet the long-term energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region. This document and the associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluated scenarios and strategies for providing electricity through 2033. Click here to read more about the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan.

 

 

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