Integrated Resource Plan
On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 350 (Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015) into law. Among its requirements, SB 350 mandated an increase in the procurement of renewables from 33% to 50% by 2030 and requires certain publicly-owned utilities, including Anaheim, to adopt and file an Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) no less than once every five years. An IRP is a comprehensive planning strategy and long-term road map for meeting state Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, while balancing the need for reliable and affordable electric service to customers. Subsequent legislation, SB 100 (100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018), accelerated the adoption of renewables to 60% by 2030, and established a longer-term goal of 100% carbon-free resources by 2045.
The 2023 IRP reflects APU’s ongoing efforts to reduce its GHG emissions by more than 80% from 1990 levels by 2030. Near-term procurement of power supplies includes solar, wind, and battery storage. Beyond the 2030 horizon, APU will evaluate new technologies that further decarbonize its portfolio and gradually reduce reliance on other fossil-fuel resources.
Included as the basis for modeling portfolio alternatives was a forecast of customer energy needs, which was based on customer growth from development activities as well as electric vehicles and building electrification. However, increases in energy use are expected to be offset by customer-owned rooftop solar installations and customer energy efficiency reductions. Based on the results of this modeling, APU estimates an average cumulative increase in customer energy demand of approximately 1.41% between 2024 and 2035, which is effectively a low-growth energy demand forecast.
In addition, Section X: Transportation Electrification of the IRP reflects Anaheim Public Utilities’ efforts and vision to facilitate the transition from fossil-fuel powered vehicles to vehicles powered by clean and sustainable electricity.
The Department’s final 2023 Integrated Resource Plan was approved and adopted by the Anaheim City Council on May 16, 2023.
Read the 2023 intergrated Resource Plan.