NFS Note: MEAN proposed increasing their reliance on coal in the 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The public will soon have the opportunity to learn about MEAN’s currently proposed power mix with the release of the draft 2022 IRP next week and at the following meeting, posted on MEAN’s website:
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) will hold a Power Supply Committee/Integrated Resource Plan Meeting that will review its 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) April 21 in Lincoln, Neb., at 10 a.m. A virtual option to participate will be available. The meeting is open to the public.
MEAN’s Integrated Resource Plan is filed every five years as required by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).
Integrated resource planning is a process for future new energy resources that evaluates the full range of alternatives, including new generating capacity, power purchases, energy conservation and efficiency, cogeneration and heating and cooling applications, and renewable energy resources to provide adequate and reliable service to a utility’s electric customers.
MEAN welcomes member and public input to its IRP. A draft IRP plan will be available on or about April 19, 2022 on MEAN’s IRP page. Once the draft IRP is publicly available, comments may be submitted by mail to the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, Attn. IRP, 8377 Glynoaks Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516 or by email to the address that will be posted on the MEAN IRP webpage.
Comments will be accepted if received during the 25 day comment period beginning on the date of posting of the draft IRP.
Action to adopt the 2022 IRP will be taken at MEAN’s Board of Directors meeting on May 19, which is also open to the public.
Power Supply Committee/Integrated Resource Plan virtual meeting link: https://meet.goto.com/735821061 or telephone at 1-877-309-2073, access code 735-821-061
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska is the not-for-profit wholesale electricity supply organization of NMPP Energy. Created in 1981, MEAN provides cost-based power supply, transmission and related services to 69 participating communities in four states: Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming.
Alliance, Ansley, Arnold, Bayard, Beaver City, Benkelman, Blue Hill, Bridgeport, Broken Bow, Burwell, Callaway, Chappell, Crete, Curtis, Fairbury, Falls City, Gering, Grand Island, Grant, Hastings, Imperial, Kimball, Lyman, Mitchell, Morrill, Nebraska City, Neligh, Oxford, Paxton, Pender, Pierce, Plainview, Red Cloud, Scribner, Shickley, Sidney, Snyder, Spencer, Stuart, Trenton, West Point, Wisner
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors in 2020 approved a resolution laying out a vision to a carbon neutral power resource portfolio by 2050. The resolution authorizes MEAN’s staff to collaboratively work with the MEAN Power Supply Committee to construct policies around resource planning, portfolio optimization and emissions reduction to support future actions to achieve the 2050 carbon neutral goal.
Click here to download a pdf version of MEAN’s Carbon Neutral 2050 Vision booklet published September 15, 2021.
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MEAN’S 2021 COMMUNITY SOLAR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS & ADDENDUM
- MEAN issues RFP for participant community solar, July 15, 2021
- *UPDATE* MEAN issues addendum 3 to RFP for Community Solar PV Installation Project, August 26, 2021