NREL's Resource Planning Model

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The Resource Planning Model (RPM) is a capacity expansion model designed for a regional power system, such as a utility service territory, state, or balancing authority. Designed from the ground up to include nodal detail, hourly chronological dispatch, and high spatial resolution for renewable resources, recent work has focused on inclusion of storage and other flexible technologies of interest for future power systems with more variable generation (e.g., wind and solar). This slide deck gives an overview of RPM modeling methods, provides example outputs, and briefly summarizes completed analysis projects.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePresented at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Proceeding No. 17M-0694E - Commission's Review of its Rules Governing ERP, RES and Enabling New Technology Integration: Resource Modeling, 24 May 2018, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-71664


  • capacity expansion model
  • capacity value
  • curtailment
  • power system planning
  • renewable energy
  • storage


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