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An Examination of the Regional Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity in the United States through 2015

This 51 page technical report examines the balance between the demand and supply of new renewable electricity in the United States on a regional basis through 2015. It expands on a 2007 NREL study that assessed the supply and demand balance on a national basis. As with the earlier study, this analysis relies on estimates of renewable energy supplies compared to demand for renewable energy generation needed to meet existing state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies in 28 states, as well as demand by consumers who voluntarily purchase renewable energy. However, it does not address demand by utilities that may procure cost-effective renewables through an integrated resource planning process or otherwise.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-20 15:55:32
Alternate Title Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-45041 March 2009
Description This 51 page technical report examines the balance between the demand and supply of new renewable electricity in the United States on a regional basis through 2015. It expands on a 2007 NREL study that assessed the supply and demand balance on a national basis. As with the earlier study, this analysis relies on estimates of renewable energy supplies compared to demand for renewable energy generation needed to meet existing state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies in 28 states, as well as demand by consumers who voluntarily purchase renewable energy. However, it does not address demand by utilities that may procure cost-effective renewables through an integrated resource planning process or otherwise.
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Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-20 15:43:39
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-20 15:55:32
Creator Bird, L., Hurlbut, D., Donohoo, P., Cory, K., Kreycik, C.
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-20 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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