March 10, 2020 - 9:30am - 4:00pm Pacific

Council Offices or by Webinar (see below)
851 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 1100, Portland OR 97204

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend in person or via webinar. Ample room will be available at the Council for those who wish to attend in person.

Council staff will review technical and planning information related to the scenarios identified for analysis in the 2021 Power Plan.

  • Blog post providing overview of scenarios (02/2020)

The scenarios were presented in more detail to the Power Committee at the January and February 2020 Council meetings.

Staff notes from today's meeting




9:30 am         Introduction and Purpose of SIF – Chad Madron


9:40 am         Components of a Scenario and the Power Plan Analytical Process – Ben Kujala


NOTE: There will be time for discussion/questions built in to each scenario agenda item. 


10:15 am         Analyze the Bonneville Portfolio Scenario


11:15 am          Break


11:30 am         Early Coal Retirement Scenario


12:00 pm        Test Robustness of Energy Efficiency


12:30 pm         Lunch (on your own)


1:15 pm             Greenhouse Gas Tipping Point


1:45 pm            Paths to Decarbonization


2:45 pm           Break


3:00 pm           Organized/Limited Markets for Energy and Capacity


3:30 pm           Change Reliance on Extra-Regional Markets for Resource Adequacy


4:00 pm           Closing



Webinar info for those who cannot attend in person:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679, Access Code: 131-215-941 


Background - What is a SIF?

In working towards a power plan Council staff relies heavily on its advisory committees to provide input and direction. On occasion, there may be topics that need to be discussed across multiple advisory committees. In hopes to limit redundancy or confusion by having separate discussions the Council seeks to bring together affected committees into a combined meeting called a System Integration Forum (SIF).

SIF's are called on an ad hoc basis when topics that would benefit from a combined meeting come to the forefront.