Integrated Resource Plan

Integrated Resource Plan

Our Integrated Resource Plan identifies the most cost-effective combination of resources for meeting our customers’ needs for reliable service during the next 15 years. On September 1, 2021, we submitted our 2022-2036 Integrated Resource Plan to regulatory commissions in each of the three states we serve: Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

We spent two years analyzing robust market data and engaging with people and organizations across our service area, including updates with our regulatory commissions, who helped inform the analysis. 

In our preferred plan, we requested authority to add dual fuel capability at Astoria Station, which is in South Dakota and is fueled in part by natural gas from North Dakota’s Williston Basin, add 150 megawatts of solar at a location yet to be determined, and commence the process of withdrawal from our 35% ownership interest in coal-fired Coyote Station in North Dakota in 2028.  

Read our news release for more information.