Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool Guidebook
Power through Policy: 'Best Practices' for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to identify distributed wind technology policy best practices and to help policymakers, utilities, advocates, and consumers examine their effectiveness using a pro forma model. Incorporating a customized feed from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool (Policy Tool) is designed to assist state, local, and utility officials in understanding the financial impacts of different policy options to help reduce the cost of distributed wind technologies. The Policy Tool can be used to evaluate the ways that a variety of federal and state policies and incentives impact the economics of distributed wind (and subsequently its expected market growth). It also allows policymakers to determine the impact of policy options, addressing market challenges identified in the U.S. DOE's '20% Wind Energy by 2030' report and helping to meet COE targets.
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Work performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Eformative Options, LLC; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and North Carolina Solar Center under DOE Grant #DE-EE0000503.
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Wind and Water Power Program
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 17 WIND ENERGY; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; MARKET; TARGETS; WIND POWER; WEBSITES WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINES; WIND ENERGY ECONOMICS; ENERGY POLICY; INCENTIVES; POLICY TOOL; Wind Energy; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems
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