Energy Grid & Resource Planning

CRA provides integrated resource planning and 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 their future grid and strategies for how the company can achieve that vision through a set of infrastructure, IT, and OT investments; organizational changes; regulatory action; and process improvement.

Our Focus Areas


  • 01
    Alliant Energy’s Iowa Clean Energy Blueprint
    CRA consultants supported Alliant Energy in a collaborative resource planning effort for its Iowa utility – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) – to...
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  • 02
    Development of Grid Modernization Plan for Liberty Utilities
    CRA has worked with Liberty Utilities, an 800,000 customer utility operating in the U.S. and Canada, with a series of grid modernization initiatives aimed at...
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  • 03
    Development of NIPSCO’s integrated Resource Plan
    CRA has been supporting NIPSCO, an Indiana utility owned by NiSource, with integrated resource planning since 2017.  Today, CRA is leading the development of...
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