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Title: Does an Island Approach to Higher Penetration Renewables Make Sense for the Mainland?

Abstract

Does an Island Approach to Higher Penetration Renewables Make Sense for the Mainland? The US currently generates ~8% of its electricity from wind and solar. There are goals to get to 20% wind by 2030 and PV looking to be cost competitive at all sizes with similarly high penetration goals. Islands, such as Kaua'i and Guam, have much higher renewable energy goals. Kaua'I had a 50% RE goal by 2023, now they want to be 70% RE by 2030. Guam Power Authority (GPA) had a goal of 25% by 2035. They now have a goal of 50% by 2028. How have they/will they achieve these goals? Are there lessons learned from these smaller, island grids that can be applied to larger states, regions, or balancing authorities? This presentation will examine how these two island utilities have made such progress.

Authors:
 [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.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1491725
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5000-72213
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 47th Annual National Solar Conference and Summit, 8 August 2018, Boulder, Colorado
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; wind; solar; PV; renewable energy; RE; high penetration; battery energy storage system (BESS); island; mainland

Citation Formats

Robichaud, Robert J. Does an Island Approach to Higher Penetration Renewables Make Sense for the Mainland?. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Robichaud, Robert J. Does an Island Approach to Higher Penetration Renewables Make Sense for the Mainland?. United States.
Robichaud, Robert J. Thu . "Does an Island Approach to Higher Penetration Renewables Make Sense for the Mainland?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1491725.
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