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Integrated Resource Plan

Public Information & Involvement Resources

In 2018 the City of Springfield began a process for an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which would identify the best resource options for CWLP to provide reliable and reasonably priced electrical power to meet the community’s future energy needs. The Energy Authority, Inc. (TEA) has conducted the IRP by compiling and analyzing economic data of CWLP’s existing electric resources along with the economic data of other options such as wind, solar, natural gas combustion turbine, smaller reciprocating engines, power purchases from the market, demand side management and energy storage.


IRP Status & Meetings

Public Utilities Committee Meeting, May 6

At the May 6th City of Springfield Public Utilities Committee meeting the results of the IRP was presented to the Springfield City Council. The Energy Authority, Inc. (TEA) conducted the IRP by compiling and analyzing economic data of CWLP’s existing electric resources along with the economic data of other options such as wind, solar, natural gas combustion turbine, smaller reciprocating engines, power purchases from the market, demand side management and energy storage. Their presentation (see above) showed the results of a number of energy portfolios scenarios, including plant retirements and various generation mixes.


IRP Open House, May 20

An open house for the public to learn more about the results was held on Monday, May 20th at Lincoln Public Library.


Citizens Club Public Policy Forum, June 28

On June 28th, City Water, Light and Power presented information on the Integrated Resource Plan, including background on the need, process and overview of results to the Citizens Club of Springfield at its Public Policy event at the Hoogland Center.

Public Comments

Public comments will be taken for feedback on the results of the IRP until June 3rd via IRP@cwlp.com or U.S. Mail: CWLP General Office, ATTN: CWLP IRP, 800 E. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62701. Name and address is requested to be included with comments being submitted.