Big Rivers 2014 IRP Review


Synapse Energy Economics was retained by Sierra Club to provide feedback on Big Rivers’ 2014 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) process. Synapse outlined ways that the Big Rivers IRP did not align with the objectives of long-term planning through detailed review of the company’s modeling inputs, outputs, and post-modeling calculations. Synapse evaluated market forecasts, load forecasts, future environmental compliance obligations, assumptions surrounding scenarios and sensitivities, and the economic value of the utility's existing coal units.

Final report published December 2014