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