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Electrification Futures Study: Methodological Approaches for Assessing Long-Term Power System Impacts of End-Use Electrification

This report summarizes three primary improvements that were implemented in ReEDS. First, we improved the representation of load shapes and peak demand to better capture how regional interactions—such as resource sharing between regions—could be impacted under widespread electrification.

Second, we represented how changes in direct end-use natural gas consumption could impact the economics of natural gas-fired generation, through price elasticity effects. Third, we implemented a new model representation of flexible load that is dispatched endogenously within the model.