GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - Bibliographic Citation


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Title: Geothermal FIT Design: International Experience and U.S. Considerations
Creator/Author: Rickerson, W. ; Gifford, J. ; Grace, R. ; Cory, K.
Publication Date:2012 Aug 01
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 1050768
Report Number(s):NREL/TP-6A20-53320
DOE Contract Number:AC36-08GO28308
Document Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Technologies Program
Subject:15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; AVAILABILITY; CAPACITY; DESIGN; DRILLING; ELECTRICITY; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; MARKETERS; POWER PLANTS; REGULATIONS; TARIFFS
Keywords:FEED IN TARIFF; FEED-IN TARIFF; FIT; GEOTHERMAL POLICY; RISK; FITS; FINANCING; FINANCE; INNOVATION; INNOVATIVE; RENEWABLE; INCENTIVE; Geothermal Energy
Description/Abstract:Developing power plants is a risky endeavor, whether conventional or renewable generation. Feed-in tariff (FIT) policies can be designed to address some of these risks, and their design can be tailored to geothermal electric plant development. Geothermal projects face risks similar to other generation project development, including finding buyers for power, ensuring adequate transmission capacity, competing to supply electricity and/or renewable energy certificates (RECs), securing reliable revenue streams, navigating the legal issues related to project development, and reacting to changes in existing regulations or incentives. Although FITs have not been created specifically for geothermal in the United States to date, a variety of FIT design options could reduce geothermal power plant development risks and are explored. This analysis focuses on the design of FIT incentive policies for geothermal electric projects and how FITs can be used to reduce risks (excluding drilling unproductive exploratory wells).
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: 82 pp.
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System Entry Date:2012 Dec 05
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