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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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Study conducted for the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
- Country of Publication:
- United States
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