Overview of Variable Renewable Energy Regulatory Issues: A Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Report
This CERI report aims to provide an introductory overview of key regulatory issues associated with the deployment of renewable energy -- particularly variable renewable energy (VRE) sources such wind and solar power. The report draws upon the research and experiences from various international contexts, and identifies key ideas that have emerged from the growing body of VRE deployment experience and regulatory knowledge. The report assumes basic familiarity with regulatory concepts, and although it is not written for a technical audience, directs the reader to further reading when available. VRE deployment generates various regulatory issues: substantive, procedural, and public interest issues, and the report aims to provide an empirical and technical grounding for all three types of questions as appropriate.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY; REGULATION; POWER SYSTEMS; WIND; SOLAR; FLEXIBILITY; CAPACITY; GRID INFRASTRUCTURE; TARIFFS; Energy Analysis
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