Resource Planning Services

The Louisiana Energy & Power Authority (LEPA) is a Joint Action Agency with seventeen Louisiana municipal electric system members. ERG is presently involved in providing assistance to LEPA in acquiring long term power supply resources either through power purchase agreements with third party suppliers or the development of new LEPA generating resources designed to meet the future load requirements of its member electric systems. In this regard, ERG has been involved in a number of multi-track tasks, including the optimization of the mix of resources required to provide for economic long term power supply resources to LEPA members, the development and management of an RFP process for power purchases, and negotiation power purchase agreements with the recommended wholesale provider. In support of determining the deliverability of proposed power purchases across the Southwest Power Pool and Entergy transmission grids, ERG participated in LEPA’s submission of transmission service requests (TSR) to Entergy’s Independent Coordinator of Transmission (ICT) and performed independent review of system impact and facilities studies which recommended construction on significant transmission upgrades as a condition of approval of LEPA’s TSRs.

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