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Author Sterling, John, author

Title Treatment of solar generation in electric utility resource planning [electronic resource] / John Sterling [and three others].

Publication Info. Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.16:NREL/TP 6 A 20-60047    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 67 pages) : color illustrations, color map.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series NREL/TP ; 6A20-60047
NREL/TP ; 6A20-60047.
Note "October 2013."
Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 18, 2014).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-53).
Type Of Report Technical report.
Summary Today's utility planners have a different market and economic context than their predecessors, including planning for the growth of renewable energy. State and federal support policies, solar photovoltaic (PV) price declines, and the introduction of new business models for solar PV 'ownership' are leading to increasing interest in solar technologies (especially PV); however, solar introduces myriad new variables into the utility resource planning decision. Most, but not all, utility planners have less experience analyzing solar than conventional generation as part of capacity planning, portfolio evaluation, and resource procurement decisions. To begin to build this knowledge, utility staff expressed interest in one effort: utility exchanges regarding data, methods, challenges, and solutions for incorporating solar in the planning process. Through interviews and a questionnaire, this report aims to begin this exchange of information and capture utility-provided information about: 1) how various utilities approach long-range resource planning; 2) methods and tools utilities use to conduct resource planning; and, 3) how solar technologies are considered in the resource planning process.
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308 prepared under Task No. SM13.1570
Subject Electric utilities -- United States -- Planning.
Electric power production -- United States.
Electric power distribution -- United States.
Solar energy -- United States.
Electric power distribution. (OCoLC)fst00905420
Electric power production. (OCoLC)fst00905475
Electric utilities -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst00906066
Solar energy. (OCoLC)fst01124984
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-03 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.16:NREL/TP 6 A 20-60047

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