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Title: Framework for State-Level Renewable Energy Market Potential Studies

State-level policymakers are relying on estimates of the market potential for renewable energy resources as they set goals and develop policies to accelerate the development of these resources. Therefore, accuracy of such estimates should be understood and possibly improved to appropriately support these decisions. This document provides a framework and next steps for state officials who require estimates of renewable energy market potential. The report gives insight into how to conduct a market potential study, including what supporting data are needed and what types of assumptions need to be made. The report distinguishes between goal-oriented studies and other types of studies, and explains the benefits of each.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
971097
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A2-46264
TRN: US201003%%787
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ACCURACY; MARKET; STATE OFFICIALS RENEWABLE ENERGY; RE; STATE POLICYMAKERS; STATE POLICY; RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET POTENTIAL; ENERGY MARKETS; MARKET POTENTIAL STUDY; ENERGY ANALYSIS; NREL; CLAIRE KREYCIK; ELIZABETH DORIS; LAURA VIMMERSTEDT; Energy Analysis