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The 2020 Natural Gas, Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting schedule has been filed with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC). Public participation is essential to Cascade’s process and development of the IRP, therefore, we have coordinated with our stakeholders to hold 5 TAG meetings. Presentation and Teleconference/WebEx information will be distributed to stakeholders prior to each meeting.

If you, or your organization, would like to participate in the process for the 2020 IRP, or be included in our TAG distribution list, please email [email protected].  You can also contact the Manager of Resource Planning, Mark Sellers-Vaughn at 509-734-4589, the Supervisor of Resource Planning, Brian Robertson at 509-734-4546, or the Resource Planning Analyst II, Devin McGreal at 509-734-4681, or the Resource Planning Analyst I, Ashton Davis, at 509-734-4520.


2020 IRP TAG 1 Meeting – Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Deschutes room at the Springhill Suites in Bend, OR from 9 am to noon

  • IRP Timeline
  • Process
  • Regional Market Outlook
  • Plan for dealing with issues raised in 2018 IRP

Tag 1 Minutes
Tag 1 Presentation


2020 IRP TAG 2 Meeting – Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Salem, OR at the OPUC offices from 9 am to noon

  • Demand and Customer Forecast
  • Forecast Results
  • Pipeline Presentations

Tag 2 Minutes
Tag 2 Presentation


2020 IRP TAG 3 Meeting – Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Kennewick, WA at the Cascade General Office from 9 am to noon

  • Distribution System Planning
  • Planned Scenarios and Sensitivities
  • Price Forecast
  • Avoided Cost

Tag 3 Minutes
Tag 3 Presentation


2020 IRP TAG 4 Meeting – Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Portland International Airport Conference Center from 9 am to 3 pm

  • Carbon Impacts
  • Energy Efficiency (Energy Trust of Oregon)
  • Bio-Natural Gas
  • Preliminary Resource Integration

Tag 4 Minutes
Tag 4 Presentation


2020 IRP TAG 5 Meeting – Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Salem, OR at the OPUC offices from 9 am to noon

  • Final Integration Results
  • Finalization of plan components
  • Proposed new 4-year Action Plan

Tag 5 Minutes
Tag 5 Presentation



2020 Integrated Resource Plan
Appendix A – IRP Process
Appendix B – Demand Forecast
Appendix C – Regulatory Compliance Matrix
Appendix D – Demand Side Management
Appendix E – Current & Alternative Supply Resources
Appendix F – Capacity Requirements & Peak Day Planning
Appendix G – Weather & Price Uncertainty Analysis
Appendix H – Avoided Cost
Appendix I – Distribution System Planning
Appendix J – Renewable Natural Gas(R)
Appendix K – Comments Matrix