Integrated Resource Plan

As the industry moves toward net zero emissions, providers are challenged with assessing future electric needs and creating a road map that balances supply and demand with reasonable, actionable steps. Exacerbating the challenge is rapidly evolving technology — along with regulatory shifts.


We know you need a steady, seasoned partner to help create an integrated resource plan (IRP) aimed at providing reliable and cost-effective electric service for your customers. We also know these plans are created with significant public involvement from utility commissions, state agencies, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders. That’s why we help:

  • Navigate utility needs within the broader landscape, helping you make decisions that are sound and specific to your community.
  • Develop a comprehensive data analysis with stakeholder input.
  • Identify investments that make sense for each specific situation, from modernizing transmission to upgrading storage.


At 1898 & Co., we’re well-versed in every aspect of integrated resource planning, from the data needed to make decisions to the concerns that inevitably arise from key stakeholders. We know a steady, pragmatic approach to creating an IRP — always with an eye toward efficient and effective transmission — is most helpful. Our consultants:

  • Understand the importance of balancing stakeholder feedback with industry realities.
  • Provide data-driven feedback and analyses that are easily understood and distilled for a variety of audiences.
  • Are deeply embedded in the industry, positioned to draw on best practices from similar utilities.
  • Have a track record of successful IRP filings with municipalities, state commissions and many other regulatory agencies.