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Inflation Reduction Act Opportunity Map

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides a suite of federal resources that enable electric utilities to improve both system reliability and affordability. RMI's latest research shows that if utilities leverage IRA incentives, they could save customers an average of $12.7 billion a year across the United States for the next 10 years, beginning in 2025.

RMI's IRA Opportunity Map is a living document that will be updated over time to support electric utilities, regulators, and advocates as they explore implementation strategies for IRA provisions, which can create billions of dollars of savings for customers by building new clean energy resources. The first IRA Opportunity Map analysis focuses on "clean repowering,” an immediate, no-regrets opportunity to address the challenges of interconnection queues by using existing fossil asset interconnection rights to interconnect nearby renewable energy and storage resources. Using existing interconnection rights could eliminate years of delays, which, along with IRA incentives that improve the economics of clean energy, can make clean repowering financially attractive for both utilities and their customers.

The map below shows the available clean repowering savings across the country as well as a view of individual utilities' opportunities. You can click on the layer button map layers icon to select (or unselect) the type of utilities shown in the map. The default is investor-owned utilities, other options are municipal, coops, and other.


Technical details of the analysis and resources to support IRA implementation can be found on the IRA Opportunity Map Resources page.

Download the data used to build the map here .

While most utilities would see cost reductions for their customers from clean repowering, this is not universally true. Since we optimized for cost reductions at the balancing authority level, some load-serving entities may see cost increases while others see steeper savings within a balancing authority. See question 5 on the Resources page for further discussion of this issue.

Key authors of the analysis:

Jacob Becker, Maria Castillo, Alex Engel, Christian Fong, Becky Li, Uday Varadarajan

Additional review and technical support provided by RMI colleagues:

Diego Angel, Joseph Daniel, Rachel Gold, Ben Proffer, Katie Siegner, Jeff Sward, Gennelle Wilson

Contact us if you have questions or would like to discuss how our team can support you.

Note: Due to a translation error from the model to the graphic, a previous version of the IRA Opportunity Map listed inaccurate figures for the total solar pv and wind additions possible through clean repowering. It was updated on February 15, 2024 at 1:48pm. The current version is accurate.