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Title: Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning Process: A Guidebook for Practitioners

Abstract

Achieving clean energy goals may require new investments in transmission, especially if planners anticipate economic growth and increased demand for electricity. The renewable energy zone (REZ) transmission planning process can help policymakers ensure their infrastructure investments achieve national goals in the most economical manner. Policymakers, planners, and system operators around the world have used variations of the REZ process to chart the expansion of their transmission networks and overcome the barriers of traditional transmission planning. This guidebook seeks to help power system planners, key decision makers, and stakeholders understand and use the REZ transmission planning process to integrate transmission expansion planning and renewable energy generation planning.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
OSTI Identifier:
1389211
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-69043
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; renewable energy zones; transmission planning; grid integration of renewable energy; transmission expansion planning

Citation Formats

Lee, Nathan, Flores-Espino, Francisco, and Hurlbut, David J. Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning Process: A Guidebook for Practitioners. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1389211.
Lee, Nathan, Flores-Espino, Francisco, & Hurlbut, David J. Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning Process: A Guidebook for Practitioners. United States. doi:10.2172/1389211.
Lee, Nathan, Flores-Espino, Francisco, and Hurlbut, David J. Tue . "Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning Process: A Guidebook for Practitioners". United States. doi:10.2172/1389211. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389211.
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author = {Lee, Nathan and Flores-Espino, Francisco and Hurlbut, David J.},
abstractNote = {Achieving clean energy goals may require new investments in transmission, especially if planners anticipate economic growth and increased demand for electricity. The renewable energy zone (REZ) transmission planning process can help policymakers ensure their infrastructure investments achieve national goals in the most economical manner. Policymakers, planners, and system operators around the world have used variations of the REZ process to chart the expansion of their transmission networks and overcome the barriers of traditional transmission planning. This guidebook seeks to help power system planners, key decision makers, and stakeholders understand and use the REZ transmission planning process to integrate transmission expansion planning and renewable energy generation planning.},
doi = {10.2172/1389211},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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