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MLGW accepting proposals for an Integrated Resource Plan
April 8, 2019
MLGW released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to accurately determine the most viable options should the utility elect to procure electricity from sources other than TVA. MLGW has extended invitations to qualified firms to assist in developing the IRP which will incorporate a Transmission Analysis (TA) to evaluate the current MLGW-TVA “All-Requirements” Wholesale Power Agreement versus that of entering into the Wholesale Power Market to meet the future needs for reliable electric energy for MLGW customers at the least cost.

The IRP process is an industry standard approach for utilities to assess optimal resources needed for the long-term electricity supply to meet the needs of their customers.

Proposals are due to MLGW by May 17, 2019 and the Consultant awarded the contract will be named in early July, 2019. Once completed, the IRP will outline the electric resources needed by MLGW to meet the electricity demand of their customers over the next 20 years.

The development of the IRP will contain significant stakeholder engagement that will include: MLGW’s Board of Commissioners, MLGW’s senior management, and MLGW’s customer advocates.

MLGW officials are working alongside Mayor Jim Strickland to form a community and advisory committee comprised of business leaders, community members MLGW stake holders and other officials. The IRP and the input from the community and advisory committee will be taken into account when deciding options for other power sources.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 431,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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