The 2010 IPR provided participants with an opportunity to review and comment on long-term draft asset strategies for Transmission, Federal Hydro, IT and Facilities for the first time. FY 2010 unmasked a combination of new challenges for BPA. As a result, BPA sponsored three concurrent processes to support regional conversations with interested parties, those processes included: 1) 2010 IPR, 2) Risk Mitigation and 3) Debt Management. The process consisted of a condensed week of technical workshops describing proposed spending estimates for expense through FY 2013 and capital through FY 2017. Two general manager meetings were held with additional follow-up meetings. A 12-week public comment period was provided. BPA released its Final IPR Close-Out Letter and Report on October 27, 2010.
Following the 2010 IPR, BPA performed an extensive review of the IPR process to help identify efficiencies that reduce process costs and time commitment while still adding value. The 2012 IPR has incorporated process recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the information presented while minimizing required resources such as time and travel.