What do utility resource planning managers and electric industry professionals have to say about the wholesale transformation that is occurring in integrated resource planning? Turns out, a lot.
While many reports and studies evaluate and record this transformation, these managers and professionals live it—every day. They experience exactly how that transformation affects their daily work lives, and how integrated resource planning has become more complex, wider reaching, and increasingly difficult. We know. We interviewed over three dozen resource planning professionals to understand and report on their daily struggles.
Through those interviews, we discovered that many disruptive catalysts converged to stimulate and energize this IRP transformation. The most prominent catalyst: the increasing influx of distributed energy resources (DERs), especially from rooftop solar installations combined with their decreasing costs and statutory incentives. DERs, however, are far from the only disruption. A confluence of other catalysts undermines the integrated resource planning process.
Read our Integrated Resource Planning Transformation Report to gain insights from your peers that can benefit you directly in your integrated resource planning.