Future Energy Resources Committee, Reports and Implementation
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Future Energy Resources Committee, Reports and Implementation
Posted on 06/21/2017
NewsBulletFindings of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) were shared with the Board of Public Utilities on June 21st, the public on July 12th in White Rock, and the County Council on July 18th.   The IRP assesses future electric power supply options for Los Alamos County.  View the final IRP report here

The electric power industry is changing dramatically to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse” gases. The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) established in 2013 a goal for the Department of Public Utilities “to be a carbon neutral electric provider by 2040.”  

The BPU formed an ad hoc citizens Future Energy Resources committee, who presented their final report to the BPU in July 2015. In January 2016, the BPU adopted a Strategic Policy for Electrical Energy Resources and a definition for carbon neutrality.  In March, they adopted a Strategic Policy for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Rate Structure. The BPU also directed the Utilities Manager to schedule and develop a preliminary implementation plan for the five highest priority items from the adopted FER recommendations, to be followed by a completed integrated implementation plan no later than June 2017. 

Given the complexity of the various recommendations, it is expected that plans will continually be reviewed and adjusted as more information, conditions and costs become available. Department staff will report regularly to the BPU as efforts progress.

FER - Integrated Resource Plan Final Report as of August 1, 2017

FER - Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) power point presented to the BPU on June 21, 2017. 

FER - Glossary Terms for the Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) presentation.  

FER - Value of Solar Study for Los Alamos County. January 11, 2017.

FER - Committee Report Final

FER - Committee Presentation to BPU July 15, 2015

FER - BPU Adopted Definition of Carbon Neutral

FER - BPU Strategic Policy for Electrical Energy Resources

FER - Original Implementation Plan and Schedule

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