What is the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)?
Senate Bill 350 (de Leon, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015) (SB 350) requires publicly owned utilities (POUs) to adopt Integrated Resource Plans by January 1, 2019, submit them to the California Energy Commission (CEC), and update them at least once every five years thereafter.
IRPs are electricity system planning documents intended to ensure that Silicon Valley Power lays out the resource needs, policy goals, physical and operational constraints, and general priorities or proposed resource choices of an electric utility, including customer-side preferred resources. These plans will provide a framework to evaluate how utilities have chosen to align with greenhouse gas emission reduction targets as well as energy and other policy goals outlined in SB 350, including but not limited to:
- Reductions in electricity sector greenhouse gas emissions commensurate with economy-wide reductions of 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030;
- A Renewables Portfolio Standard of 50 percent by 2030; and
- Energy efficiency, gas use efficiency and vehicle electrification targets
How to Get Involved
Silicon Valley Power intends to hold public workshops for community input and transparency. If you are interested in participating in the IRP process or if you want to stay informed, please sign up for notifications through the City of Santa Clara’s eNotify service by selecting SVP Events and SVP News.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.