Economic Impact & Financing

Accomodating High Levels of Variable Generation

Source/Sponsor: 
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Creator/Author: 
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Description: 

The report provides recommendations to integrate reliably large amounts of variable generation into the bulk power system through consistent interconnection standards, significant transmission additions and reinforcements, additional sources of system flexibility, enhanced forecasting tools and techniques, more comprehensive planning approaches, and greater access to larger pools of available generation and demand.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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A Roadmap for Advancing the Green Economy in Rhode Island

Source/Sponsor: 
Rhode Island Economic Development Council (RIEDC)
Creator/Author: 
Rhode Island Economic Development Council (RIEDC)
Description: 

The report aims to make Quonset an offshore wind power supply chain hub for the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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A Resolution Endorsing the Continued Investigation into the Potential for Coordinated Regional Renewable Power Procurement

Source/Sponsor: 
New England Governors' Conference (NEGC)
Creator/Author: 
New England Governors' Conference (NEGC)
Description: 

The Resolution directs the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) to continue investigating the potential for coordinated competitive regional procurement of renewable energy resources.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2011
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A Resolution Directing the New England State Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) to Implement a Work Plan for the Competitive Coordinated Procurement of Regional Renewable Power

Source/Sponsor: 
New England Governors' Conference (NEGC)
Creator/Author: 
New England Governors' Conference (NEGC)
Description: 

The Resolution directs the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) to implement a work plan, and directs state energy agency to implement policies consistent with the work plan, for coordinated competitive regional procurement of renewable power.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, July 30, 2012
2 MB
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A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE); US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)
Description: 

The report outlines strategic actions the US Department of Energy (DOE) will pursue to support the development of commercial offshore wind development through its Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) initiative. The strategy aims to achieve 54 GW of deployed offshore wind generating capacity by 2030, at a cost of energy of $0.07 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with an interim scenario of 10 GW of capacity deployed by 2020, at a cost of energy of $0.10/kWh. The OSWInD focusses on technology development, market barrier removal, and advanced technology demonstration.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, February 7, 2011
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220 CMR 17.00 et seq. Long Term Contracts for Renewable Energy (DPU 08-88, Attachment A)

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
Description: 

Draft regulations for electric distribution companies to enter into long-term contracts with renewable energy developers to facilitate the financing of renewable energy generation, pursuant to the Green Communities Act.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2009
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2010 Wind Technologies Market Report

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley Energy Laboratory (LBL)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley Energy Laboratory (LBL)
Description: 

The report provides a detailed overview of developments and trends in the US wind power market, including areas of installation growth, price, cost, and performance, as well as market and policy drivers.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Resource Type: 
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2010 Maryland Energy Outlook

Source/Sponsor: 
Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
Description: 

The report summarizes how Maryland is meeting its energy goals and additional steps that could be taken to accelerate its progress. It offers a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of establishing a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) carve-out for offshore wind energy, and concludes with a recommendation to not adopt such a carve-out.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2010
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20% Wind Energy by 2030- Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply- Executive Summary

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE); Black & Veatch; American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Description: 

The report assesses the costs, challenges, and impacts in areas of technology, manufacturing and employment, transmission and grid integration, markets, siting and permitting strategies, and potential environmental effects associated with providing 20% of U.S. electricity needs through wind energy by 2030, an increase of more than 290 GW within 23 years.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, December 29, 2008
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