July 08, 2020 Feature

Electric Resource Planning in an Era of Burgeoning Renewables

By Mark Strain and Stephanie Green

Our nation is in the midst of a profound paradigm shift in the way the electric industry serves customers due to dramatic growth in renewable energy. The transformation of the energy sector has been swift. Until recently, it was thought that the United States would need imported natural gas to meet domestic electric demand.1 Further, some industry analysts were confident that renewables were at best decades away from cost competitiveness. These views are rapidly changing.

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