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Title: Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation Experience

Abstract

Currently, 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have instituted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS). An RPS sets a minimum threshold for how much renewable energy must be generated in a given year. Each state policy is unique, varying in percentage targets, timetables, and eligible resources. This paper examines state experience with implementing renewable portfolio standards that include energy efficiency, thermal resources, and non-renewable energy and explores compliance experience, costs, and how states evaluate, measure, and verify energy efficiency and convert thermal energy. It aims to gain insights from the experience of states for possible federal clean energy policy as well as to share experience and lessons for state RPS implementation.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Analysis and Evaluation
OSTI Identifier:
1059135
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-55979
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD; RPS; POLICY; STATE; IMPLEMENTATION; ENERGY; EFFICIENCY; COMPLIANCE; COSTS; EVALUATE; VERIFY; Energy Analysis

Citation Formats

Heeter, J., and Bird, L. Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation Experience. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1059135.
Heeter, J., & Bird, L. Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation Experience. United States. doi:10.2172/1059135.
Heeter, J., and Bird, L. Thu . "Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation Experience". United States. doi:10.2172/1059135. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1059135.
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title = {Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation Experience},
author = {Heeter, J. and Bird, L.},
abstractNote = {Currently, 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have instituted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS). An RPS sets a minimum threshold for how much renewable energy must be generated in a given year. Each state policy is unique, varying in percentage targets, timetables, and eligible resources. This paper examines state experience with implementing renewable portfolio standards that include energy efficiency, thermal resources, and non-renewable energy and explores compliance experience, costs, and how states evaluate, measure, and verify energy efficiency and convert thermal energy. It aims to gain insights from the experience of states for possible federal clean energy policy as well as to share experience and lessons for state RPS implementation.},
doi = {10.2172/1059135},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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