Welcome to the State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG) website. SUFG has been assisting the State of Indiana for over 25 years through its forecasts of electricity consumption, prices, and resource requirements. SUFG also performs analyses of a number of issues facing the energy industries. Feel free to browse through the SUFG publications and presentations; a number of them are available for free download here. Also, please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG) News
November 2013 – Natural Gas Market Study - click here to download
This report examines the various factors affecting the natural gas industry, including supply,
prices, demand, and the risk factors that could significantly affect natural gas prices in the future.
September 2013 – 2013 Indiana Renewable Energy Resources Study - click here to download
This report represents the eleventh annual study of renewable resources in Indiana performed by the State Utility Forecasting Group. It was prepared to fulfill SUFG’s obligation under Indiana Code 8-1-8.8 (added in 2002) to “conduct an annual study on the use, availability, and economics of using renewable energy resources in Indiana.”
August 2013 – Valuation of Energy Storage with Wind Generation - click here to download
This report provides a methodology to value battery storage considering multiple sources of value, by colocating storage with an intermittent form of generation. Comparison across functions is necessary in order to determine the best use for energy storage and the tradeoffs among the various uses.
June 2013 – An Assessment of the Potential for Electricity Generation in Indiana from Biogas Resources - click here to download
This report estimates the potential expansion of electricity generation in the state of Indiana from the combustion of biogas produced from three alternative sources of waste biomass –manure from livestock farms, sewage from wastewater treatment plants, and municipal solid waste from landfills.
June 2013 – Utility Scale Energy Storage Systems: Benefits, Applications, and Technologies - click here to download
This report focuses on six general benefits of incorporating bulk energy storage systems into the electricity grid including: (1) enabling time-shift of energy delivery, (2) supplying capacity credit, (3) providing grid operational support, (4) providing transmission and distribution support, (5) maintaining power quality and reliability, and (6) allowing integration of intermittent renewables generation.
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