2015 Integrated Resource Plan
TVA is pleased to publish the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which provides a direction for how TVA will meet the long-term energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region. This document and the associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluate scenarios that could unfold over the next 20 years.
The IRP discusses ways that TVA can meet future electricity demand economically while supporting TVA’s equally important mandates for environmental stewardship and economic development across the Valley. And it reinforces that TVA is headed in the right direction. As in the 2011 version, this report indicates that a diverse portfolio is still the best way to deliver low-cost, reliable electricity to those we serve.
The 2015 IRP was developed in collaboration with TVA customers and consumers, business and industry leaders, community, academia, environmental advocates and everyday people who depend on the public power TVA provides in partnership with local power companies. The involvement of so many passionate and informed people ensured thorough consideration of the differing views, priorities and issues that co-exist in the Valley.
Special thanks go to the IRP Working Group and the Regional Energy Resource Council for their efforts to help create a more robust strategy that incorporates all resources to support load growth and serve our customers.