2020 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook

Wesley Cole, James Corcoran, Nathaniel Gates, Trieu Mai, Paritosh Das

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report summarizes the results of 47 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 sixth 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 pages51
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-77442


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


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