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Title: Renewable Electricity Futures Study Executive Summary

Abstract

The Renewable Electricity Futures Study (RE Futures) provides an analysis of the grid integration opportunities, challenges, and implications of high levels of renewable electricity generation for the U.S. electric system. The study is not a market or policy assessment. Rather, RE Futures examines renewable energy resources and many technical issues related to the operability of the U.S. electricity grid, and provides initial answers to important questions about the integration of high penetrations of renewable electricity technologies from a national perspective. RE Futures results indicate that a future U.S. electricity system that is largely powered by renewable sources is possible and that further work is warranted to investigate this clean generation pathway.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (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), Energy Analysis (EI-30) (Energy Analysis Corporate)
OSTI Identifier:
1338443
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-52409-ES
7586
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; Renewable electricity; REF; RE futures; high renewable; generation; high penetration; grid integration; scenario analysis

Citation Formats

Mai, Trieu, Sandor, Debra, Wiser, Ryan, and Schneider, Thomas. Renewable Electricity Futures Study Executive Summary. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1338443.
Mai, Trieu, Sandor, Debra, Wiser, Ryan, & Schneider, Thomas. Renewable Electricity Futures Study Executive Summary. United States. doi:10.2172/1338443.
Mai, Trieu, Sandor, Debra, Wiser, Ryan, and Schneider, Thomas. Sat . "Renewable Electricity Futures Study Executive Summary". United States. doi:10.2172/1338443. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338443.
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abstractNote = {The Renewable Electricity Futures Study (RE Futures) provides an analysis of the grid integration opportunities, challenges, and implications of high levels of renewable electricity generation for the U.S. electric system. The study is not a market or policy assessment. Rather, RE Futures examines renewable energy resources and many technical issues related to the operability of the U.S. electricity grid, and provides initial answers to important questions about the integration of high penetrations of renewable electricity technologies from a national perspective. RE Futures results indicate that a future U.S. electricity system that is largely powered by renewable sources is possible and that further work is warranted to investigate this clean generation pathway.},
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year = {2012},
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