Strategic Plan

Platte River Power Authority’s continual planning process supports strategic thinking and the development of adaptive strategies for the future. Our 2017 - 2027 Strategic Plan covers a ten-year planning horizon and is updated annually as detailed analyses of future scenarios are completed, new technologies evolve, and market opportunities develop.


Integrated Resource Plan

Resource planning is a continuous and dynamic process at Platte River. As part of this process, Platte River develops an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Normally produced every five years, the IRP is a critical tool for ensuring an adequate supply of reliable, low-cost, and environmentally-responsible electricity to meet the future needs of our owner communities. It details Platte River’s plans in the areas of generation and transmission projects, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

As you read the most recent edition of Platte River’s IRP (2016), please keep in mind that it represents a view of conditions as they stood when it was written. Many of the issues and assumptions presented will change as our owner communities’ needs and available resource options evolve. The next IRP is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.

As part of a broader strategic planning initiative, Platte River conducted public listening sessions and an interactive webinar during spring 2014 to gather the thoughts and preferences of citizens regarding future electricity resource alternatives.

Click here to view a summary of the feedback we received during the listening sessions and webinar.


Zero Net Carbon Model Report

In July 2017, the Platte River Board of Directors agreed to model a zero net carbon electric generating resource scenario for all four of its owner communities (Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland) and communicate the results of the study to stakeholders and the public. The microsite contains background regarding the modeling as well as a copy of the final report. Platte River contracted with Pace Global, a highly respected industry leader in strategic business consulting and division of Siemens Business, to conduct a study of Platte River’s energy resources and determine the feasibility and production costs to pursue a zero net carbon resource scenario.

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