Ryn Hamilton Consulting has led integrated resource planning studies for numerous utilities and regions to evaluate options for meeting projected load growth and complying with energy efficiency resource standards and other mandates. The goal has been to identify the optimal mix of resources that deliver maximum savings while minimizing cost, managing risk and properly accounting for externalities.
Southern California Edison. Assisted SCE in developing a framework for integrated demand-side management of its portfolio of demand response, energy efficiency and distributed generation resources in accordance with the strategic plan adopted by the California PUC.
Energy Future Holdings. Participated in an integrated resource plan under subcontract to MGALLC that balanced reliability, environmental protection, transmission constraints, market rules and an imperative for more renewable energy.
Northeast Utilities. Conducted a plan for allocating and strategically targeting system benefit funds for energy efficiency demonstration projects. Developed a process for scoring integrated resource planning options, maximizing state benefits and administering projects.
TXU. Participated in development of a strategy to develop distributed generation resources. Participated in a subsequent project to integrate this analysis into the company’s integrated resource planning framework.
Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. Provided consulting services to support an integrated resource plan to permit evaluation of demand-side options on a comparable basis to power procurement.