Technical Competence of Integrated Resource Plans Prepared by Electric Utilities

TitleTechnical Competence of Integrated Resource Plans Prepared by Electric Utilities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsHirst, Eric, Martin Schweitzer, Evelin Yourstone, and Joseph H. Eto
JournalResources and Energy
Volume13
Start Page39
Date Published01/1991
Keywordsdemand side resources: policy, power system planning
Abstract

Integrated resource planning is a new way for electric utilities and state regulatory commissions to cost-effectively meet future energy-service needs. As part of this process, many utilities prepare long-term plans that integrate demand-side programs into the utility’s mix of resources. This paper discusses guidelines for the preparation and review of utility reports on their resource plans, focusing on the technical competence of the underlying analysis. Load forecasts, demand-side resources, supply resources, integration of resources, and treatment of uncertainty are discussed.

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