Customers require solutions to ease today's energy burdens and, even more importantly, secure their long-term energy needs. The cornerstone for a sustainable future, an effective integrated resource plan is founded on a clear forecast of demand balanced with customer and stakeholder objectives.
SAIC focuses on the unique constraints and uncertainties each customer faces about its future demand, available generation options, the fuel markets, and transmission systems. For customers in deregulated U.S. power markets, we have sophisticated forecasting tools to analyze pricing and market impacts and to mitigate risk exposure over the long-term planning horizon. SAIC helps provide customers with objective analyses and rigorous processes to determine the most cost-effective plan for meeting future requirements while addressing both supply-side options and demand-side management.
When determining how to meet future demand, SAIC helps customers understand the evolving energy resource mix to optimize a resource portfolio that meets forecasted requirements. Beyond cost and reliability, long-term plans are impacted by such trends as innovative conservation methods, distributed renewable generation on traditional demand-side management approaches, and the pressure of renewable portfolio standards, along with public expectation for increased renewable energy usage. SAIC creates flexible and adaptable plans to help customers supply clean, reliable energy to the communities they serve.