Power Supply Resources

MEAN's power supply resources includes joint resource ownership and power purchase agreements with a diverse mix of resources around the region. In January 2020 the MEAN Board of Directors approved a resolution for a vision of achieving a carbon neutral power resource portfolio by 2050. Click here for more information.

Hydro - In addition to MEAN contracts, includes resources owned by MEAN participants and MEAN participant WAPA (Western Area Power Administration) allocations 
Hydro Displacement - Under the displacement agreement with WAPA, MEAN receives hydroelectric generated energy in WECC from capacity in the agreement. Under a bilateral settlement schedule, MEAN pays SPP for the related energy for WAPA’s customers in SPP. MEAN also provides an equal amount of capacity to WAPA’s customers in SPP from various MEAN contracted resources. MEAN does not receive Renewable Energy Credits for this resource.
Coal - Includes owned (17.8%) and purchased energy (20.3%) through contracts.
Oil/Gas - Participant generation, which is typically used only as a stand-by resource for emergencies.

MEAN Carbon Neutral Vision 2050