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Public input requested for Integrated Resource Plan

Posted: January 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

 

January 18, 2018, Overton, NV – The Overton Power District No. 5 is preparing a five (5) year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to be presented to the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) in March 2018. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a comprehensive decision support tool and roadmap for meeting the District’s objective of providing reliable and least-cost electric service to all of our customers while addressing the substantial risks and uncertainties inherent in the electric utility business.  As part of the IRP, Overton Power District No. 5 identifies energy conservation and energy efficiency opportunities to help reduce energy consumption. The District is seeking and requesting public comment to be considered in the expansion of their existing energy conservation and energy efficiency programs to be included in the 2018 – 2022 IRP.

In 2017, the District partnered with local vendors, who offered discounts on products such as air filters and water heater blankets to customers by presenting a coupon included in OPD’s quarterly newsletters. In the last quarter of 2017, the District launched the “Make the Switch” campaign, offering existing customers the opportunity to bring four (4) incandescent light bulbs to any of the District offices, and exchange them for four (4) new energy efficient LED light bulbs free of charge.

The opportunity to provide input is offered from now until February 15, 2018. Comments must include name, service address, telephone number, and may be submitted electronically via e-mail to the attention of Boyd Evans at bevans@opd5.com, in writing via regular mail, or dropped off at one of the District’s offices.