2019 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook

Wesley Cole, Nathaniel Gates, Trieu Mai, Daniel Greer, Paritosh Das

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report summarizes the results of 36 forward-looking 'standard scenarios' of the U.S. power sector simulated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) and Distributed Generation (dGen) capacity expansion models. The annual Standard Scenarios, which are now in their fifth year, have been designed to capture a range of possible power system futures considering a variety of factors that impact power sector evolution.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages69
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-74110


  • capacity expansion
  • dGen
  • planning reserve
  • power sector
  • ReEDS


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