As part of the on-going planning process, the NYISO takes a look over the next ten-year period to evaluate the future reliability of New York's bulk power system. In conjunction with Market Participants, the NYISO identifies potential needs and issues its findings in the Reliability Needs Assessment (RNA). Solutions to identified needs are solicited and evaluated. All resource types (generation, transmission, and demand-side management) are considered on a comparable basis as potential solutions. The Comprehensive Reliability Plan (CRP) is then developed, setting forth the plans and schedules to be implemented to meet those needs. If there is a need for a regulated backstop solution to meet reliability needs, the costs of the project can be allocated through the NYISO's tariffs following regulatory approval.