Strategic planning

Platte River Power Authority’s continual planning process supports strategic thinking and the development of adaptive strategies for the future. In the 2023 Strategic Plan, you will learn how we plan to remain adaptable and continue to improve.

Resource planning

Resource planning is a continuous and dynamic process at Platte River. As part of this ongoing effort, Platte River develops an integrated resource plan (IRP) together with our owner communities. 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.

Distributed energy resources

Platte River and the utilities of its owner communities – Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland – worked together with input from stakeholders to develop a distributed energy resource (DER) strategy. The strategy is intended to be responsive to customer interest in DERs and individual owner community goals and to help achieve Platte River’s Resource Diversification Policy, which calls for the pursuit of a 100% noncarbon energy mix by 2030.

To effectively achieve these goals and integrate DERs into the electric system, this collaboration and coordination will continue through cross-functional teams that will jointly evaluate and, where practical, develop and implement DER integration solutions that effectively engage with and benefit customers and the utilities alike.