Utilities must look at many variables in developing their plan to serve customer load reliably and cost effectively. In doing that, they must assess the appropriate balance of investments in various types of generating units, transmission infrastructure, demand side options including energy efficiency and demand response, pricing offerings, and the customer service impacts of each.
Numerous uncertainties exist—how will regulations change? Will customers choose to generate their own electricity? How will the economy change? What will technology improvements bring? How should utilities effectively integrate renewable energy resources? How can utilities create a plan that will be flexible for an uncertain future?
Cadmus has the experience to guide utilities through these challenges. Our experts have years of experience working in and with utilities on integrated resource plans, and we are experienced in the most efficient and effective methods for evaluating plans under the wide variety of uncertainties utilities face.
Cadmus offers support in program planning, including potential assessments for renewables, energy efficiency, storage, and demand response. In addition, we can apply these findings to offer options to offset the need for capital investment through non-wires alternatives. We also have expertise in assessing pricing options to ensure adequate cost recovery and appropriate cost allocation.