transparent utility modeling

Here’s how utilities use their resource plans to block solar power

At least seven utilities chose to bias their resource modeling against solar in 2019. The good news is that transparent utility modeling could fix the problem. December 23, 2019 William Driscoll Every one of the seven utility resource plans that pv magazine covered in depth this year was biased against solar. Utilities used common techniques …

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Montana utility wants gas units; Sierra Club suspects biased modeling

In developing its resource plan, NorthWestern Energy apparently used modeling assumptions that favor gas-fired generation, says the Sierra Club. The group has filed a legal motion requesting access to the modeling inputs, and to the model itself. November 6, 2019 William Driscoll Northwestern Energy, which serves most Montana residents, has submitted a resource plan that …

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