New Orleans is rapidly moving forward with energy efficiency and preparing to make major decisions on how we meet our energy needs for the next twenty years.
Now the City Council has called for two public hearings to gauge community support for the New Orleans Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and include your voice in the plan for our city’s energy future.
The first of these public meetings will be hosted by Entergy next Wednesday, February 20th, from 2-4:30pm at the UNO Lindy Boggs Conference Center (2045 Lakeshore Drive). This meeting is a chance to learn what Entergy is proposing to the Council and an opportunity to ask questions about their methodology, findings, and recommendations.
You have a unique perspective to share on how the Council should invest hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars in the coming years.
To make the most of this moment, take a look at the documents provided below to get up to speed and to develop a strategy for the upcoming comment period.
1. Short Breifing on IRP and Summary of the Critical Issues
IRP Overview Brief 18feb13
2. Entergy New Orleans’ IRP proposal to the City Council. Based on this proposal, the Council will decide if it will require revisions before approving:
2012 ENO IRP Report
2012 ENO IRP_Entergy System IRP
2012 ENO IRP_ICF Achievable DSM Potential Study
2012-10-30 ENO Transm re Public IRP Filing_FILED
3. City Council’s recent resolution calling for public meetings and comments
R-13-17 IRP Public Meetings 24jan13 (1)
4. Entergy’s announcement for the upcoming public meeting
2013 2 7 ENO public meeting announcement for IRP UD-08-02