Indiana Utility Commission Hosts Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Contemporary Issues Technical Conference 10/17/13

Posted by Laura Arnold  /   October 11, 2013  /   Posted in Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), Uncategorized  /   No Comments

As we approach the deadline for the first round of electric utilities to file their 2-year Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) on 11/01/13, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) will host its second IRP Contemporary Issues Technical Conference in Indianapolis.

IndianaDG participated in the Stakeholder meetings conducted by both Duke Energy Indiana (DEI) and Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M). Now Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL), Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and Vectren (aka Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company) will conduct similar meetings before filing their IRPs in 2014.

Attend this meeting to learn more!

WHO: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC)

WHAT: Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Contemporary Issues Technical Conference

WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: Indiana Government Center South Conference Room 22, Indianapolis, IN


  • Welcome
  • Eric Hughes – Ventyx

Mr. Hughes will discuss production cost modeling and the different methods for dispatching the resources including examples of how each method works.  He will also briefly discuss resource optimization methodologies before discussing DSM modeling and problems with traditional DSM modeling as done by DSM planners/consultants and the resulting output data relative to the needs of a production costing/resource planning model.

  • Ronald Whitfield, Ph.D. – Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Whitfield will discuss the treatment of risk and uncertainty in integrated resource planning.

  •  Jeremy Fisher, Ph.D. – Synapse Energy Economics

Dr. Fisher will be discussing a stakeholder’s perspective on effective IRP collaboration and execution of best practices, as well as mechanisms to anticipate and address stakeholder concerns.

  •  Ethan Rogers, CEM - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Mr. Rogers will discuss the inclusion of energy efficiency, the lowest cost energy resource, in resource planning which is an emerging practice that has the ability to reduce the amount of capital investment needed to guarantee sufficient capacity to meet future system requirements. Mr. Rogers will discuss existing practices in different parts of the country and how they might be of value in Indiana.

  •  Wrap-up

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