|Title||Distribution System Planning – State Examples by Topic|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Alan Cooke, Juliet Homer, Lisa C Schwartz|
The purpose of this report is to summarize approaches or elements of electric distribution system planning (DSP) that some states have adopted in the context of grid modernization and higher levels of distributed energy resources (DERs). Other states can consider adapting these to help achieve the specific aims set for their own DSP process.The report contains descriptions of and links to:
The first step for any state that wants to move forward with an integrated DSP process is to clearly define its vision, goals, and objectives. Clear goals and objectives will help guide the process and avoid wasted effort. Goals and objectives should take into account immediate needs and opportunities and those that are likely to emerge in the future.
A webinar discussing this report recorded on May 14, 2018, can be viewed here.