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Consultant Presents Draft IRP to Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s Board

Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s board of directors meeting on Feb. 7 included a detailed presentation and discussion led by industry expert consultant Aspen Environmental on the California public power utility’s integrated resource plan.

In 2023, TDPUD’s board awarded a contract to Aspen Environmental for their team of industry-leading experts to create TDPUD’s first integrated resource plan.

The project reviewed:

  • TDPUD’s current customer demand, electric resource portfolio, and opportunities to work with customers to reduce and/or shift demand during a given day.
  • Regulatory mandates, like California’s 100 percent clean energy by 2045 requirement.
  • Opportunities to procure electric resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, and energy storage. 

The IRP was presented to the TDPUD board as an informational workshop, and the questions and feedback from the board will be incorporated into a final integrated resource plan, which will be brought back to the board for adoption at a future meeting.

The IRP presentation can be found at www.tdpud.org/IRP.

“TDPUD’s IRP will represent a roadmap to advancing power supply to meet financial, environmental and regulatory requirements.” said TDPUD’s electric utility director Jared Carpenter.

“The overall deficiency of power plants in the western United States has made energy procurement more challenging than ever,” he said. “How and when our customers use electricity matters because each hour of the day has different generation and cost considerations, but this creates opportunities to work together to save money while minimizing our impacts to the environment.” 


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