April 16, 2014, 4 – 6 pm –IRP – TVA’s Model for Energy Modeling

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Join us on April 16 from 4-6 pm in the Toyota Auditorium to learn how a large utility plans for the region’s energy needs. We will learn about  TVA’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a process for modeling energy needs.   Exploring Least-Regrets Resource Planning: A Forum on Modeling for Long-Range Power Supply Studies will be led by Gary Brinkworth, Sr. Program Manager, Integrated Resource Plan, TVA.

In our region, TVA uses a suite of modeling tools in its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) study. The purpose of the IRP is to identify the energy portfolio that best positions TVA to lead the region and the nation toward a cleaner and more secure energy future. Identifying that portfolio requires the utility to consider a number of uncertainty factors in a systematic way that minimizes regret, regardless of how the future may unfold. Join us to learn more about the modeling tools that enable electric utilities to undertake this complex evaluation from those in the know!

Students and the public interested in sustainability, energy modeling, economics, and the latest information are encouraged to attend.

Free and open to the public!