The Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) is NREL's flagship capacity planning model for the power sector.
The model simulates the evolution of the bulk power system—generation and transmission—from present day through 2050 or later.
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Standard Scenarios and Examples
The ReEDS model informs a wide range of electricity sector research questions. These include clean energy policy, renewable energy integration, technology innovation, and other forward-looking generation and transmission infrastructure issues.
For examples of recent topics and trends observed in the ReEDS model, see the 2020 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook.
Also, explore the model results in the Scenario Viewer and Data Downloader.
For a more comprehensive view of questions informed by the model, see our publications.