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Title: Technical Potential Assessment for the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Process: A GIS-Based Approach

Abstract

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based energy resource and technical potential assessments identify areas capable of supporting high levels of renewable energy (RE) development as part of a Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning process. This document expands on the REZ Process to aid practitioners in conducting GIS-based RE resource and technical potential assessments. The REZ process is an approach to plan, approve, and build transmission infrastructure that connects REZs - geographic areas that have high-quality RE resources, suitable topography and land-use designations, and demonstrated developer interest - to the power system. The REZ process helps to increase the share of solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, and other resources while also maintaining reliability and economics.

Authors:
 [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); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1432764
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-71004
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; REZ; renewable energy resources; technical potential; spatial analysis; development potential; solar power; photovoltaics; PV; wind power

Citation Formats

Lee, Nathan, and Roberts, Billy J. Technical Potential Assessment for the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Process: A GIS-Based Approach. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1432764.
Lee, Nathan, & Roberts, Billy J. Technical Potential Assessment for the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Process: A GIS-Based Approach. United States. doi:10.2172/1432764.
Lee, Nathan, and Roberts, Billy J. Thu . "Technical Potential Assessment for the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Process: A GIS-Based Approach". United States. doi:10.2172/1432764. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1432764.
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title = {Technical Potential Assessment for the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Process: A GIS-Based Approach},
author = {Lee, Nathan and Roberts, Billy J.},
abstractNote = {Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based energy resource and technical potential assessments identify areas capable of supporting high levels of renewable energy (RE) development as part of a Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning process. This document expands on the REZ Process to aid practitioners in conducting GIS-based RE resource and technical potential assessments. The REZ process is an approach to plan, approve, and build transmission infrastructure that connects REZs - geographic areas that have high-quality RE resources, suitable topography and land-use designations, and demonstrated developer interest - to the power system. The REZ process helps to increase the share of solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, and other resources while also maintaining reliability and economics.},
doi = {10.2172/1432764},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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