Puget Sound Energy files 2013 Integrated Resource Plan

Energy efficiency, ‘peaking’ resources and renewables remain plan’s focus

Media Advisory (May 31, 2013):

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Puget Sound Energy today filed its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Updated every two years, the IRP forecasts PSE customers’ energy requirements 20 years into the future and suggests the resource options most likely to meet customer energy needs at the lowest cost and risk. The plan was released in draft format in April 2013.

According to the IRP, the best strategy for meeting PSE customers’ long-range electricity demand is for the utility to continue promoting energy efficiency, acquiring additional power supply for periods of peak customer usage, and securing enough renewable-power resources, over time, to stay in compliance with state law.

The IRP is the result of a thorough, research-based examination of the potential risks and opportunities PSE faces in procuring future energy supplies. Energy specialists, demographers and a wide range of constituents including customers, conservation and renewable resource advocates participate in the development of the IRP.

More information, including the plan in full, can be found at pse.com.

About Puget Sound Energy

Washington state’s oldest local energy utility, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 760,000 natural gas customers in 10 counties. PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit www.PSE.com, or follow PSE on Facebook and Twitter.

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