The Future of Electricity Resource Planning

The Future of Electricity Resource Planning

TitleThe Future of Electricity Resource Planning
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsFredrich Kahrl, Andrew D Mills, Luke Lavin, Nancy Ryan, Arne Olsen
Series EditorLisa C Schwartz
Series TitleFuture Electric Utility Regulation Report Series
Date Published09/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar on September 29, 2016 titled "The Future of Electricity Resource Planning." To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

This report examines the future of electricity resource planning in the context of a changing electricity industry. The report examines emerging issues and evolving practices in five key areas that will shape the future of resource planning: (1) central-scale generation, (2) distributed generation, (3) demand-side resources, (4) transmission and (5) uncertainty and risk management. The analysis draws on a review of recent resource plans for 10 utilities that reflect some of the U.S. electricity industry’s extensive diversity.


The National Electricity Delivery Division of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability provides funding for the Future Electric Utility Regulation series. Lisa Schwartz, in Berkeley Lab's Electricity Markets and Policy Group, is the project manager and technical editor. 

To see more information on this report series, click here.
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