Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP)

Developing economies in the process of strengthening and expanding their electricity infrastructures are ideally positioned to incorporate climate and hazard resilience into long-term energy planning. Use of comprehensive and in-depth climate models and simulations allows these countries to integrate full lifecycle energy resilience into planning frameworks for power generation, transmission, and distribution. ICF’s Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning (IRRP) is a robust and comprehensive method of strategic energy planning that models cost-effective scenarios based on power generation options, projected transmission needs, and anticipated energy demand. It expands on standard Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) processes that don’t include climate and system resiliency, enabling governments and utilities to develop long-range plans that scale up energy resources, including clean energy sources, and address challenges related to short and long-term power sector investment. Effective IRRP supports informed decision-making on:

  • Development of central and distributed power generation resources
  • Expansion and improvement of transmission and distribution
  • Use of demand-side management (DSM) and energy efficiency as a source of energy
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