The PUD's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan provides a long-term strategy regarding future energy resources. It establishes an action plan that ensures enough resources are available, at a reasonable cost, to meet future energy loads.
The PUD’s 2010 Integrated Resource Plan reaffirms its goals for new, cost-effective conservation and energy efficiency. The plan preserves flexibility and positions the utility as a leader in conservation and renewable resource development. It sets an aggressive cumulative target goal of 126 average megawatts for new, cost-effective conservation and additional energy efficiency – enough energy to serve nearly 90,000 homes.
Nearly 8 percent of the PUD’s load is currently served by wind. Under the plan, future power supplies would include additional small hydropower, landfill gas, utility-scale solar, geothermal, tidal, customer-owned generation, biomass and contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration.