Avista and Puget Sound Energy customers will have the opportunity to comment to state regulators on the companies’ proposed integrated resource plans (IRPs) for electric and natural gas service at two public comment hearings this week.
- Virtual-only public comment hearings
- Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
WHEN and WHERE
- Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. on
- Join using Microsoft Teams (recommended), or join by phone at 253-372-2181 using Conference ID 203 830 370#.
Puget Sound Energy
- Friday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.
- Join using Microsoft Teams (recommended), or join by phone at (253) 372-2181 using Conference ID 798 835 356#.
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In 2020, Avista and Puget Sound Energy filed integrated resource plans (IRP) for electric and natural gas service, outlining energy supply and demand expectations for the next 20 years.
An IRP is a utility’s proposal on how it will meet current and projected energy needs at the lowest reasonable cost to the utility and its customers, including energy generation and conservation. UTC regulated energy utilities file these 20-year plans every two years.
Customers can view the draft IRPs for Avista in their electric IRP and natural gas IRP dockets.
Puget Sound Energy IRPs are available in their electric IRP and natural gas IRP dockets.
The UTC regulates the rates and services of the state’s investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, landline telephone companies, and private water systems among other industries. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.