2019 Integrated Resource Plan

TVA Releases Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and Environmental Impact Statement For Public Review and Comment on Feb. 15

When it comes to your electricity, what is important to you? That it’s reliable? Low-cost? Environmentally sustainable? At Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), we care about all of those qualities, too. As we plan for the future, we’d like to know your thoughts.

At TVA, we currently are planning our power-generation system for the next 20 years, and your thoughts will help shape the final plan. Your input will impact the electricity you use in the future and the quality of life in the Valley. Yes, it really is that important.

TVA released its draft 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Feb. 15. The 2019 IRP is a comprehensive study that provides direction on how TVA can best deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy in the Valley over the next 20 years. As part of the study, TVA is preparing a programmatic EIS to assess the natural, cultural and socioeconomic impacts associated with the IRP.

We invite you to provide comments about the plan. TVA will offer numerous ways for you to learn more and to provide input. Check out the interactive report at the top right-hand corner of this webpage. Gather information at our public webinar on Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. (click here to register) or attend public meetings on:

Date

City

Address

Feb 19, 2019, 4:30 – 6:00 PM CT  (RERC Meeting – different format)

Murfreesboro, TN

Embassy Suites Hotel 
1200 Conference Center Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Oakleigh Room

Feb. 26, 11 to 11:45 a.m. ET

Public webinar

Please register here.

Feb 27, 2019, 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET

Knoxville, TN

Cansler YMCA
616 Jessamine Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Community Room

March 18, 2019, 5 to 6:30 p.m. CT

Memphis, TN

Benjamin J. Hooks Central Library  
3030 Poplar Avenue 
Memphis, TN 38111
Meeting Room

March 19, 2019, 5 to 6:30 p.m. CT

Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Chamber of Commerce
225 Church Street NW
Huntsville, AL 35801

March 20, 2019, 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET

Chattanooga, TN

Battle Academy 
1601 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN  37408
Gymnasium

March 26, 2019, 5 to 6:30 p.m. CT

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Regency Room

We will collect public comments until April 8. After public input is incorporated, the final IRP and EIS will be available to the public and then presented to the TVA Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, a Record of Decision will be published.

The IRP and EIS will help shape TVA’s power system over the next 20 years. You have the power to make a difference in the future of your electricity and life in the Valley.

2019 IRP Working Group Composition

The 2019 IRP Working Group includes both customer and stakeholder representatives.

There are eight customer representatives, including:

  • Three local power companies
  • Three industrial customers
  • Two organizations representing local power companies and industrial customers

There are 12 stakeholder representatives, including:

  • Three energy and environmental non‐governmental organizations
  • Three from research and academia with expertise in distributed energy resources (DERs)
  • Two from state government
  • Two representing economic development
  • Two representing community and sustainability interests

Public Involvement

A 60-day EIS public scoping period ran from Feb. 15 to April 16, 2018. Comments received during the scoping period help lay the foundation for development of the IRP and EIS. The comments will be described in a report that TVA will post on its website later this year.

Public webinars will be provided approximately every three months to keep the public informed about the progress of the 2019 IRP and EIS. When the draft IRP and EIS are ready in February 2019, TVA will post them online and request comments. TVA will publish the final EIS and IRP in Summer 2019.

TVA hosted the first 2019 IRP quarterly webinar on May 15, 2018. Slides from the webinar are available on this website under “Public Meeting Updates,” and questions and answers are addressed in the FAQs at the link below.

Documents

Scoping

Public Meeting Updates

2019 IRP Working Group Meetings Materials

Contacts

For more information about the 2019 IRP study contact:

Hunter Hydas
Enterprise Planning
1101 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 751-2453

Amy Henry
Enterprise Relations + Innovation
400 West Summit Hill Dr., WT 9D
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 632-4045

Ashley Pilakowski
NEPA Project Manager
400 W. Summit Hill Dr., WT 11D
Knoxville, TN  37902

IRP@tva.gov

Watch this video to learn more about the IRP planning process.

* Click on the CC button on the screen for closed captioning.
* Por favor haga clic en el botón “CC” en la pantalla para subtítulos.

 

Meet IRP-Y and the Watts family! Watch this video to learn more about how TVA powers the Tennessee Valley. Right now, TVA is working on its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a long-term plan that provides direction on how TVA can best meet electricity demand over the next 20 years. We’re inviting you and your family to get involved in the planning process. We need your help!

 

Quarterly Public Webinar About IRP Held Sept. 10

TVA held a Quarterly Public Webinar for the 2019 IRP on Sept. 10, 2018. The Webinar recording is below.

During the Webinar, TVA reviewed the 2019 IRP project and its role in helping determine the Valley’s energy future. TVA also provided information on its IRP work to date; public scoping and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); TVA’s social media efforts related to the IRP; and next steps in the IRP process. The public question-and-answer period is included on the Webinar recording.

Please note: Due to technical difficulty, the Webinar recording starts during the first presentation. The few introductory slides that were missed in the recording are available at the beginning of the PowerPoint presentation.

TVA Publishes 2019 IRP Scoping Report

On Aug. 1, 2018, TVA published the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Scoping Report that includes public comments related to TVA’s work on the IRP and related Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The scoping report includes information about how the IRP and EIS are being developed, and captures public comments TVA received online, by mail and at public meetings during the 60-day scoping period that ran from Feb. 14 to Apr. 16, 2018. Click here to read the full report.

2015 Integrated Resource Plan

In August 2015, the TVA Board of Directors adopted the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which provided a direction for how TVA would meet the long-term energy needs of the Tennessee Valley region. This document and the associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluated scenarios and strategies for providing electricity through 2033. Click here to read more about the 2015 Integrated Resource Plan.

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