Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)

The Arkansas River Power Authority is in the process of preparing an IRP, as required by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) under its Energy Planning and Management Program (EPAMP). The IRP will consider all practicable energy efficiency and energy supply resource options to meet future needs. The IRP must adhere to several criteria, which are listed on the WAPA website under the IRP section. The IRP must be submitted to WAPA by July 1, 2022.

One of the requirements of EPAMP is to provide opportunity for public participation. ARPA will accept written and verbal comments from affected retail customers of the six ARPA communities at its February 24, 2022 meeting and for a thirty working day period following the February meeting. At the end of the comment period, all comments received from the public will be reviewed and, if necessary, changes will be incorporated into the IRP. The final IRP will be approved at a public meeting of the ARPA Board of Directors on May 26, 2022.

Interested parties may provide written comments directly to ARPA outside of the listed public meeting by sending them electronically or via US Mail to the following address: Rick Rigel, General Manager, Arkansas River Power Authority, P O Box 70, Lamar, CO 81052,

You may view a copy of the Arkansas River Power Authority’s draft 2022 Integrated Resource Plan here.
You may view a copy of the Arkansas River Power Authority’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan here.