System operators must ensure that there is enough electricity generation available at all times to serve demand, and that new generation is being built to serve future demand and replace older generation going out of service. In other words, they ensure current and future resource adequacy. Many studies on this topic are summarized in the research library.
With low-carbon variable energy resources projected to make up a significant amount of future generation, approaches to procuring, pricing, and measuring resource adequacy are changing. The set of presentations below explore the issues from the perspectives of an ISO CEO, economists, policymakers and engineers.