System Integration Forum: Climate Change and the 2021 Power Plan Workshop

May 1, 2019 
9:30am - 4:00pm Pacific

Council Offices in Portland OR or by Webinar (see below)

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend in person or via webinar

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is exploring incorporating the impact of climate change in its planning for the 2021 Power Plan.


9:30am     Introductions and Goals of the meeting 


9:40am      General Circulation/Climate Change/Earth System Models and how to select them - David Rupp, Oregon State University


10:10am     Representative Concentration Paths and what is the right RCP to select for council’s planning purposes - David Rupp, OSU


10:40am     Review of CC modeling in utility IRPs - Gillian Charles, Council Staff


11:00am    Break


11:15am    Presentation by utilities on how they have incorporated climate change in their load forecast and resource planning

  • BPA - Reed Davis
  • Seattle City Light - Ronda Strauch
  • Other utility comments (in addition to IRP review topic above)


11:45am     Discussion of how to select GCM and RCP for the Plan, David Rupp lead group discussion


12:30pm   Get lunch and bring back to room (on your own)


Feel free to finish eating after we get started again! 


1:00pm  Discussions of methodology for incorporating GCM and RCP in the modeling works at the Council

3:00pm     Break


3:15pm    Discussion on indirect/secondary impacts of Climate Change on economic and energy systems in the NW

  • Survey II on indirect impacts (fill out the survey ahead of time!)
    • This survey presents a strawman proposal for capturing secondary impact of climate change on economic driver of the climate change 
    • Additional background info on the survey 

3:50pm     Next steps and future meetings and discussion


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