Resource Option Analyses for Our Utility System: Supply Options

In this chapter, we follow our utility system through economic analyses of four different Supply options it will consider as possible choices with which to meet its projected resource need 5 years in the future (in Current Year + 5). In practice, a utility would likely consider more than four Supply options. However, in order to simplify the discussion, while still illustrating the important points regarding economic analyses of Supply options, our utility system has graciously condensed its list to only four Supply options.

Types of Supply Options under Consideration

The four Supply options our utility system is considering include: two gas-fired combined cycle (CC) units ...

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