Integrated Distribution Planning: A Framework for the Future
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Integrated Distribution Planning: A Framework for the Future

  • What is integrated distribution planning and when is it needed
  • Four phases of transition from traditional to integrated planning
  • Key implementation considerations and challenges

A phased framework outlining the transition from traditional to integrated distribution planning

With projections that DER capacity could reach 397 gigawatts in five years*, utilities need to plan for a growing number of technical challenges within the grid. Anticipation of increased DER adoption, technology advancements and expanding clean energy goals are prompting reevaluation of current distribution planning practices, with a handful of states shifting towards “integrated distribution planning” (IDP). As other states and utilities follow, a deep understanding of IDP and the key challenges and considerations utilities, regulators and other stakeholders may face is valuable. Download this report to get what no others offer: the essentials to demystify IDP – from a definition to a four phased approach to transitioning from traditional to integrated distribution planning.

After reading this report you’ll be able to answer:

  • What is integrated distribution planning and how does it differ from traditional distribution planning?
  • What is driving IDP?
  • What resources exist to help utilities and their regulators’ IDP plans and what is required to achieve greater adoption of full-scale IDP?
  • What are the key elements of an IDP? What are the phases of advancement from traditional planning to future phases of IDP?
  • What are the challenges utilities, regulators, and other stakeholders will face as they transition through various phases of maturity in IDP and how can they overcome them?

*According to Wood Mackenzie

Integrated Distribution Planning: A Framework for the Future