CRA provides integrated resource planning and integrated grid planning services to investor-owned and publicly-owned utilities. On the resource planning side, CRA has developed robust and evolutionary process roadmaps and analytical frameworks for evaluating challenging supply and demand-side investment questions facing electric and gas utilities today. These include assessing complex resource adequacy issues involving planning and operating reserves and analyzing centralized and decentralized solutions including demand side management, energy storage, and distributed generation.
On the grid planning side, CRA helps electric utilities develop a long-term vision for the future grid and their strategies for achieving it. This includes developing long term forecasts for demand at the edge of the grid, including the impact of DER, EVs, customer systems and energy efficiency. Grid planning to support the investments in infrastructure, IT, and OT systems; organizational changes; regulatory action; and process improvement that will be required to support the operational needs and resiliency for decades to come.