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Title: California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study: Phase 1 -- Economic Analysis

This study presents a comparative analysis of two different renewable energy options for the California energy market between 2017 and 2020: 12,000 GWh per year from new California in-state renewable energy resources; and 12,000 GWh per year from Wyoming wind delivered to the California marketplace. Either option would add to the California resources already existing or under construction, theoretically providing the last measure of power needed to meet (or to slightly exceed) the state's 33% renewable portfolio standard. Both options have discretely measurable differences in transmission costs, capital costs (due to the enabling of different generation portfolios), capacity values, and production costs. The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast the two different options to provide additional insight for future planning.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1129273
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-61192
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Study conducted for the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION CALIFORNIA; WYOMING; WIND; INTEGRATION; RENEWABLES; GENERATION; TRANSMISSION; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL; WYOMING INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY; WIA; Energy Analysis