Because its board of directors and the public are not currently able to gather in person to deliberate and discuss future energy mix options, Platte River has made a request with the Western Area Power Administration to delay its IRP filing deadline. Please click here for more information.
Community engagement will be a significant element within the integrated resource planning process. Platte River will engage with our owner communities on multiple levels to gain public input from as many residents and businesses possible.
2020 focus group sessions
Platte River sponsored a series of focus group sessions with residents and business owners in each of its owner communities to discuss energy portfolio options. Colorado State University’s Center for Public Deliberation facilitated the focus groups for Platte River and will report their findings to Platte River’s leadership. Due to COVID-19, the Fort Collins focus group session was canceled and electronic input was gathered from customers.
Documents provided to focus group participants:
- 2020 Generation Technology Review
- Revised 2020 Generation Technology Review
- Regional economic impact study
- 2019 energy storage technology assessment
- Coal cycling study
- Thermal generation alternatives study
- Resource adequacy review
- Life cycle assessment of existing and planned assets
- Distributed energy resources potential study
Below you can view the reports for the scientific surveys conducted by Inside Information in 2018 and 2020, including each community's individual results. The individual results from the 2018 survey also compare the survey results conducted at each community listening session and the scientific survey conducted by Inside Information.