Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) legislation requires our power companies to submit long-term plans to the Public Service Commission every two years to determine the mix of resources to best meet future energy needs. Power companies would be required to give investments in energy efficiency (reducing demand) equal consideration to investments in traditional power plants, which they currently do not do. Over half the states in the country currently require their utility companies to use IRP. Learn more at EEWV's website.
Integrated Resource Planning is also supported by James Van Nostrand, Director of WVU College of Law's Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, in this report.
Integrated Resource Planning will help to keep your electric bills manageable by optimizing the mix of resources needed to provide electric service at least cost.
It would also prevent further scurrilous schemes from our out-of-state investor owned utilities to dump their uncompetitive, antiquated resources into West Virginia's captive rate base where YOU will continue to pay the utility a profit on resources that are long past ripe for retirement.
Here's what you need to do: Visit EEWV's Action Alert page here and click the link to email Delegate Morgan to show your support for the bill. All you have to do is add your name and click "send." Three clicks to keep your electric rates low. It couldn't be simpler. Do it now!