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PEC Integrated Resource Plan

Integrated Resource Plan

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is currently developing a long-term integrated resource plan (IRP) and has hired independent consulting firm Burns & McDonnell to help analyze current and forecasted energy requirements and develop resource plan options for consideration by PEC's Board of Directors.

The purpose of the co-op’s IRP will be to describe the portfolio of energy resources that PEC plans to pursue to meet current and future needs for energy at the lowest reasonable cost to Co-op members. To complete the IRP, Burns & McDonnell will identify and examine PEC's power supply, generation and conservation requirements while ensuring members continue to receive reliable, economical and sustainable service. Once completed, the IRP will help PEC establish a roadmap for ongoing power supply efforts.

On Oct. 27, 2014, PEC and Burns & McDonnell hosted a member forum to outline the IRP process, answer related questions and gather member input. The presentation given by Burns & McDonnell is available here, or you can watch video of the forum below.

Member input was reviewed and considered as the Co-op and Burns & McDonnell continued developing the IRP. In August 2015, IRP draft recommendations were presented to the PEC Board. You can watch video of the presentation here (click agenda item 11 beneath the video).

In September 2015, the Co-op had an open feedback period on the IRP draft recommendations and received input from members. Development of the final IRP report and action plan is underway. The final report and action plan will be posted online soon.


IRP Timeline

  • Oct. 16 – Nov. 3, 2014: Initial member input
  • Oct. 27, 2014: Member forum Watch the video » | View the presentation »
  • Aug. 10, 2015: Trends and findings presented to PEC Board
  • Aug. 18, 2015: IRP draft recommendations presented to PEC Board
    Watch the video » | Read the recommendations »
  • August 2015: IRP results incorporated into cost of service study
  • Sept. 3 – Sept. 30, 2015: Member input on IRP draft recommendations
  • September 2015: Development of final IRP report and action plan begins

Resources


Download Resource Planning Policy

Resource Planning Policy

Download PEC's Resource Planning Policy

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2015 IRP Draft Recommendations

Download the integrated resource plan draft recommendations presented to the PEC Board on Aug. 18, 2015

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2015 IRP Draft Recommendations Video

Watch video of the integrated resource plan draft recommendations presentation to the PEC Board on Aug. 18, 2015

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2014 IRP Forum Video

Watch video of the Oct. 27, 2014, integrated resource plan member forum

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2014 IRP Forum Presentation

Download the presentation from the Oct. 27, 2014, IRP member forum