Integrated Resource Planning Regulations in Nevada
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission opened a docket to revisit the integrated resource planning regulations that have guided utility planning over the last decade. The regulations have been updated to account for new renewable portfolio standard requirements in Nevada, as well as recent developments in the electricity industry. Synapse assisted the BCP in providing comments at Commission workshops and in recommending modifications for the new regulations. Topics included the identification and evaluation of appropriate supply-side resources, the design and evaluation of demand-side resources, the integration of demand and supply-side resources, load forecasting, accounting for environmental impacts, and cost recovery issues.