Integrated Resource Planning

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F. Kreith

National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO 80202

J. Energy Resour. Technol 115(2), 80-85 (Jun 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905984 History: Received March 09, 1992; Revised November 02, 1992; Online April 16, 2008


This article presents the essential features of an integrated resource planning (IRP) process designed to provide energy for societal and industrial needs at least cost. Use of renewable energy sources and energy conservation measures, as well as consideration of social costs, are described. Available data of social costs and estimates for energy cost of conservation measures and renewable energy systems are included.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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