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Title: Quantifying the Opportunity Space for Future Electricity Generation: An Application to Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

Abstract

This report provides a high-level indicator of the future electricity demand for additional electric power generation that is not met by existing generation sources between 2015 and 2050. The indicator is applied to coastal regions, including the Great Lakes, to assess the regional opportunity space for offshore wind. An assessment of opportunity space can be a first step in determining the prospects and the system value of a technology. The metric provides the maximal amount of additional generation that is likely required to satisfy load in future years.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1324531
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-66522
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; offshore wind; opportunity space; electricity generation retirements; regional; future electricity demand; NREL

Citation Formats

Marcy, Cara, and Beiter, Philipp. Quantifying the Opportunity Space for Future Electricity Generation: An Application to Offshore Wind Energy in the United States. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1324531.
Marcy, Cara, & Beiter, Philipp. Quantifying the Opportunity Space for Future Electricity Generation: An Application to Offshore Wind Energy in the United States. United States. doi:10.2172/1324531.
Marcy, Cara, and Beiter, Philipp. Thu . "Quantifying the Opportunity Space for Future Electricity Generation: An Application to Offshore Wind Energy in the United States". United States. doi:10.2172/1324531. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1324531.
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title = {Quantifying the Opportunity Space for Future Electricity Generation: An Application to Offshore Wind Energy in the United States},
author = {Marcy, Cara and Beiter, Philipp},
abstractNote = {This report provides a high-level indicator of the future electricity demand for additional electric power generation that is not met by existing generation sources between 2015 and 2050. The indicator is applied to coastal regions, including the Great Lakes, to assess the regional opportunity space for offshore wind. An assessment of opportunity space can be a first step in determining the prospects and the system value of a technology. The metric provides the maximal amount of additional generation that is likely required to satisfy load in future years.},
doi = {10.2172/1324531},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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