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Energy Efficiency in Western Utility Resource Plans Implications for Regional Assessments and Initiatives

Project scope: Comparative analysis of recent resource plans filed by 14 utilities in the Western U.S. and Canada. Analyze treatment of conventional & emerging resource options—including energy efficiency (EE)-Assess risk analysis & portfolio management -Develop more standardized methods and conventions for resource assessment-Summarize how issues are handled in resource plans; identify “best practices” and offer recommendations-Create information tools for CREPC that facilitate work on related projects (e.g. regional transmission planning)