Power Planning

The Council develops a plan, updated every five years, to ensure the region’s power supply and acquire cost-effective energy efficiency. The process relies on broad public participation to inform the plan and build consensus on its recommendations.

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Seventh Power Plan

 

Past Power Plans

Energy forecasts

The Council forecasts regional demand for electricity, wholesale market prices for natural gas, and wholesale market prices for electricity in developing its power plan. The forecasts are also used by utilities, regulatory agencies, state energy policy offices, and other organizations in their planning, and they are now available on a more regular basis, including annual updates.