The Need for More Power
At the current rate, the Member Systems will require an average of 400 megawatts (MW) of additional generating capacity each year over the next 20 years to meet their need for more power. That means these systems combined are expected to need about 8,000 MW of additional power generating resources during the period to keep up with projected growth in their service areas.
But how will this power be secured? A portion of the need may be met through purchased power contracts with independent suppliers. But, that won't be enough.The long-term solution will include the construction of some new generating facilities in the state.