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28 Feb
COMMERCIAL VALUE OF SOLAR
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : GDS Associates ( for Austin Energy)
Adoption Year : 2017
The document is the result of the study conducted by GDS Associates, Inc. (“GDS”) for Austin Energy furnishing third-party analysis and recommendations related to a commercial VOS tariff methodology and the commercial solar incentive program. The project conducted by GDS is comprised of the four tasks identified below: Task A: Review the current Residential VOS methodology and recommend modifications for a Commercial rate. Task B: Recommend a rate structure to incent the preferred orientation, and/or use of storage and smart inverters to shif
11 Jan
Maine Distributed Solar Valuation Study
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Benjamin L. Norris and Philip Gruenhagen, Clean Power Research, LLC; Robert C. Grace and Po-Yu Yuen, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC; Dr. Richard Perez; Karl R. Rábago (Rabago), Pace Energy and Climate Center
Adoption Year : 2015
This report calculated a 25-year Levelized Distributed PV Value for the Central Maine Power service territory. The total value of solar found in this report is 33.7 cents per kWh.
11 Jan
VOS Calculation Compliance, Xcel Energy submission to Minnesota PUC at Docket No. E002/M-13-867
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Xcel Energy
Adoption Year : 2015
This value of solar estimate was calculated by Xcel Energy using a methodology created by Clean Power Research for Minnesota’s Department of Commerce. The study calculated the value of solar as 13.6 cents per kWh in Xcel territory.
21 Sep
Distributed Energy Resources in Nevada - Quantifying the net benefits of distributed energy resources
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : SolarCity, NRDC
Adoption Year : 2016
Rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and distributed energy resources can deliver net benefits to Nevadans today and, if thoughtfully utilized, play a significant role in Nevada’s energy future. However, these benefits are not being fully realized in practice today. Narrow accounting of distributed resources’ contribution to the grid, financial disincentives embedded in utility regulatory models, and outdated grid planning procedures are preventing full utilization of these assets. But these obstacles can be readily overcome. Doing so will deliver
04 Aug
2014 Value of Solar Executive Summary
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Thomas E. Hoff, Ben Norris - Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2013
The objective of this project was to calculate the long-term value of solar to Austin Energy. This information will be used by Austin Energy as input for the basis of a rate offered to customers
23 May
The Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Achieving High Penetrations of Solar Energy in the United States
Monday, May 23, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Wiser, Ryan H., Trieu Mai, Dev Millstein, Jordan Macknick, Alberta Carpenter, Stuart Cohen, Wesley Cole, Bethany Frew, Garvin A. Heath
Adoption Year : 2016
This study finds that a future U.S. electricity system in which solar plays a major role—14% of demand in 2030, and 27% in 2050—would result in enduring environmental and health benefits; that the existing fleet of solar power plants is already offering a down-payment towards those benefits; and that there are sizable regional differences in the magnitude of the benefits. The total monetary value of the greenhouse-gas and criteria air pollution benefits of the high-penetration scenario exceeds $400 billion under central estimates, which is equi
08 May
Nevada Net Energy Metering Impacts Evaluation
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.
Adoption Year : 2014
Nevada Public Utilities Commission Docket No. 13-07010. This study was commissioned by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in response to Nevada Assembly Bill (AB) 428 to forecast the costs and benfits of renewable generation systems that qualify for the state’s net energy metering (NEM) program. Energy + Environmental Economics completed the study under direction of the PUCN and with input from a stakeholder advisory group composed of experts from the solar industry, ratepayer advocates, and electric utility representatives. This work wa
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV in Connecticut
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
In addition to avoided energy costs, behind-the-meter solar PV helps offset other costs associated with the electric grid. Some of these costs include avoided capacity costs and avoided transmission and distribution costs. Acadia Center assessed the value of solar of a PV system installed near Hartford, Connecticut. The results show the orientation of a system will deliver different values.
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV in Massachusetts
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal values of 6 marginal solar PV systems in Rhode Island to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. The analysis determined the value of solar to the grid ranges from 22-28 cents/kWh plus societal values of approximately 6.7 cents/kWh. The results of the analysis demonstrate solar is a valuable local energy resource that provides benefits to all ratepayers and society by helping to reduce the cost of the electricity system. To do so, distributed energy resources must be f
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV in New Hampshire
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal values of 6 marginal solar PV systems in Rhode Island to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. The analysis determined the value of solar to the grid ranges from 19-24 cents/kWh plus societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh. The results of the analysis demonstrate solar is a valuable local energy resource that provides benefits to all ratepayers and society by helping to reduce the cost of the electricity system. To do so, distributed energy resources must be fai
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV in Rhode Island
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal values of 6 marginal solar PV systems in Rhode Island to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. The analysis determined the value of solar to the grid ranges from 19-25 cents/kWh plus societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh. The results of the analysis demonstrate solar is a valuable local energy resource that provides benefits to all ratepayers and society by helping to reduce the cost of the electricity system. To do so, distributed energy resources must be fai
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV in Vermont
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal values of 6 marginal solar PV systems in Vermont to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. The analysis determined the value of solar to the grid ranges from 19-23 cents/kWh plus societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh. The results of the analysis demonstrate solar is a valuable local energy resource that provides benefits to all ratepayers and society by helping to reduce the cost of the electricity system. To do so, distributed energy resources must be fairly c
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV Methodology
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal value of 6 marginal 1 kW solar PV systems to understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid, ratepayers, and society. To do so, NREL's PVWatts Calculator was used to estimate the hourly output profiles for 6 solar PV system orientations. This output was used to estimate avoided costs and benefits for 11 compoenets of grid and societal values. Location value, economic benefits, and subsidies received by fossil fuel companies were beyond the scope of Acadia's analysis.
06 May
Net Metering in Mississippi - Costs, Benefits, and Policy Considerations
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
Adoption Year : 2014
Mississippi Public Service Commission Docket No. 2011-AD-2. Study prepared for the Public Service Commission of Mississippi on the potential implementation of net metering and interconnection policies in the state, specifically focusing on rooftop solar. Discusses a VOS Tariff on page 11
05 May
A Review of Solar PV Benefit & Cost Studies
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Electricity Innovation Lab at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Adoption Year : 2013
This discussion document is an assessment of what is known and unknown about the categorization, methodological best practices, and gaps around the benefits and costs of distributed photovoltaics (DPV) and it begins to establish a clear foundation from which additional work on benefit/cost assessments and pricing structure development can be built. This discussion document reviews 16 DPV benefit/cost studies by utilities, national labs, and other organizations. Completed between 2005 and 2013, these studies reflect a significant range of estima
05 May
A Regulator's Guidebook: Calculating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Generation
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Jason B. Keyes at Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Karl R. Rábago (Rabago) at Rabago Energy LLC
Adoption Year : 2013
Recent distributed solar generation ("DSG") studies have varied widely due to differences in study assumptions, key parameters, and methodologies, as shown by Rocky Mountain Institute's meta-study. A standard methodology would be helpful as legislators, regulators and the public attempt to determine whether to curtail or expand DSG policies. Valuations vary by utility, but the authors contend that valuation methodologies should not. The authors suggest standardized approaches for the various benefits and costs, and explain how to calculate them
13 Apr
PV Valuation Methodology - Recommendations for Regulated Utilities in Iowa
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Ben Norris, Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2016
Introduction Clean Power Research (CPR) was engaged by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association to develop a methodology for valuing distributed solar energy resources. Many studies have been performed by CPR and others over recent years to in which methodologies have been developed to perform these valuations. Distributed solar differs from conventional generation in several respects. First, it is not dispatchable and therefore requires a means for evaluating its “effective” capacity to put it on a comparable economic footing with in-market
13 Apr
Net Metering in Mississippi, Costs, Benefits, and Policy Considerations
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Elizabeth A. Stanton, Joseph Daniel, Tommy Vitolo, Pat Knight, David White, Geoff Keith (Synapse Energy Economics Inc.)
Adoption Year : 2014
At its December 7, 2010 Open Meeting, the Mississippi Public Service Commission voted to open docket 2011-AD-2 in order to investigate establishing and implementing net metering and interconnection standards for Mississippi. Mississippi is one of only a few states that do not have some sort of net metering policy for their distribution companies. In this report we describe a potential net metering policy for Mississippi and the issues surrounding it, focusing on residential and commercial rooftop solar. Two vertically integrated investor-owned
13 Apr
Economic Effects of Distributed PV Generation on California's Distribution System
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    Technology    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : M.A. Cohen, P.A. Kauzmann, D.S. Callaway
Adoption Year : 2015
The economic value of distributed photovoltaic (PV) electricity is affected both by its correlation with transmission level energy prices and by a host of effects it may have on distribution systems. In this study we combine detailed physical simulation of distribution circuits with budgetary information provided by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to estimate PV's value with respect avoided transmission-level energy expenditures, avoided distribution system capacity upgrades, and increased expenditures to manage voltage magnitudes. We find that f
08 Apr
Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric Business
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Peter Kind at Energy Infrastructure Advocates for Edison Electric Institute
Adoption Year : 2013
This paper considers the financial risks and investor implications related to disruptive challenges, the potential strategic responses to these challenges, and the likely investor expectations to utility plans going forward. There are valuable lessons to be learned from other industries, as well as prior utility sector paradigm shifts, that can assist us in exploring risks and potential strategic responses.
08 Apr
Shining Rewards - The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Lindsey Hallock, Frontier Group; Rob Sargent, Environment America Research & Policy Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Analysis of 11 studies on the benefits and costs of solar and concludes that net metering is fair way to compensate solar owners for the value they provide.
08 Apr
Maine Value of Solar Study
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Maine Public Utilities Commission
Adoption Year : 2015
During its 2014 session, the Maine Legislature enacted an Act to Support Solar Energy Development in Maine. P.L Chapter 562 (April 24, 2014) (codified at 35-A M.R.S. §§ 3471-3473) (“Act”). Section 2 of the Act required the Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to determine the value of distributed solar energy generation in the State, evaluate implementation options, and to deliver a report to the Legislature. For the project, the Commission developed the value of solar methodology through a mediated stakeholder review process, conducted
05 Apr
Value of Solar in Utah
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Benjamin L. Norris, Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2014
Utah Clean Energy contracted with Clean Power Research (CPR) in 2013 to estimate the Value of Solar™ (“VOS”) in Utah for the territory served by Rocky Mountain Power (RMP).
31 Mar
Distributed Generation Whitepaper
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Adoption Year : 2007
Defines DG, discusses applications, and goes through the regulatory and technical background behind the concept.
31 Mar
Value of Grid-Connected Photovoltaics in Michigan
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Sean Ong
Adoption Year : 2012
In recent years, Michigan has seen an increase in grid-connected photovoltaics (PV), with 1.9 MW installed in 2010, bringing the total grid-connected PV capacity to 2.6 MW.  As solar technologies become more prominent in Michigan’s electric generation portfolio, it is increasingly important to understand the value it provides to the state’s electric utilities and citizens. This white paper study estimates the value of PV generation in Michigan by comparing hourly solar generation with hourly electricity prices from specific years. This study al
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to San Antonio
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Nic Jones (Solar San Antonio) and Ben Norris (Clean Power Research)
Adoption Year : 2013
This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid-connected, distributed PV in San Antonio from a utility perspective.
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Richard Perez, Benjamin L. Norris, Thomas E. Hoff (Clean Power Research)
Adoption Year : 2012
This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid-connected, distributed PV in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Clean Power Research LLC, Karl Rábago (Rabago), Leslie Libby, Tim Harvey, Benjamin Norris, Thomas Hoff
Adoption Year : 2016
Austin Energy plans to offer residential customers a new solar net metering tariff based on the value of solar energy generated from distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the grid to the utility in place of traditional net metering. Austin Energy worked with Clean Power Research (CPR) to employ the algorithms from a utility value calculator to design the solar tariff. A rebate structure was also designed in order to ensure that customers still satisfy a key economic cost-effectiveness test and address first-cost barriers facing solar custome
31 Mar
Potential Benefits of Distributed Generation and the Rate-Related Issues That May Impede Its Expansion
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Secretary of Energy
Adoption Year : 2007
Report pursuant to Section 1817 of the EP Act of 2005 evaluating the viability of distributed generation as a source of energy for consumers, and using its history to explore this possibility
31 Mar
Tax Revenue Protection Through Outage Risk Mitigation: The Value of Distributed PV to the Federal Government
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Thomas Hoff, Christy Herig, and Lynne Gillette
Adoption Year : 2002
The existing electric system was not designed to withstand multiple terrorist acts. One solution is to protect the system. This, however, is likely to be prohibitively expensive and may not even be successful. . . . Distributed PV is one technology that could be used to make the system a less attractive target because distributed PV could withstand a simultaneous attack on both the electric and the natural gas systems.  A more secure electric grid will provide the federal government with revenue protection. This paper found that the economic va
31 Mar
Solar Power Generation in the US: Too expensive, or a bargain?
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Richard Perez, Ken Zweibel, Thomas E. Hoff
Adoption Year : 2011
This article identifies the combined value that solar electric power plants deliver to utilities’ rate payers and society’s tax payers. Benefits that are relevant to utilities and their rate payers include traditional, measures of energy and capacity. Benefits that are tangible to taxpayers include environmental, fuel price mitigation, outage risk protection, and long-term economic growth components. Results for the state of New York suggest that solar electric installations deliver between 15 to 40 cents per kWh to ratepayers and taxpayers.
31 Mar
Solar Integration Study for Public Service Company of Colorado
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : R.M. Zavadil, Jack King (EnerNex Corporation)
Adoption Year : 2009
This report documents the Company’s efforts and results of an investigation addressing the integration costs of intermittent solar generation integration costs for solar generation levels between 200 and 800 megawatts (MW) of solar nameplate capacity on the Public Service system. The analysis considered various solar generation technologies, natural gas pricing, and geographic location of solar generation facilities.
31 Mar
Photovoltaics Value Analysis
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : J.L. Contreras, L. Frantzis, S. Blazewicz, D. Pinault, and H. Sawyer (NREL)
Adoption Year : 2008
Study that addresses the technical and analytical challenges that must be addressed to enable high penetration levels of distributed renewable energy technologies.
31 Mar
New York Solar Study: An Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Increasing Generation from Photovoltaic Devices in New York - Paper
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : NYSERDA
Adoption Year : 2012
Study evaluating the costs and benefits of increasing the use of solar PV in NYS to 5,000 MW by 2025, and providing findings and recommendations.
31 Mar
Evaluation of Net Metering in Vermont Conducted Pursuant to Act 125 of 2012
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Vermont Public Service Department
Adoption Year : 2013
General evaluation of Vermont's net metering statute, rules, and procedures, and an examination of benefits and costs.
31 Mar
Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Net Energy Metering in California
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : R. Thomas Beach & Patrick G. McGuire, Cross border Energy
Adoption Year : 2013
Prepared for The Vote Solar Initiative; paper that explores the recent claims by California's IOUs that the state's net energy metering (NEM) policy causes substantial cost shifts between energy customers with solar PV systems and other non-solar customers, particularly in the residential market. Concludes that the utilities' concerns with the impacts of NEM on non-participating ratepayers are unfounded.
31 Mar
Energy Efficiency Avoided Costs 2011 Update
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Brian Horii, Eric Cutter
Adoption Year : 2011
This technical memo describes the inputs and methods used to update the avoided costs for energy efficiency cost-effectiveness valuation for the 2014 through 2016 program cycle.
31 Mar
Distributed Solar PV Value for Austin Energy Update - 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint providing updated information on the VoSS
31 Mar
Distributed Solar PV Value for Austin Energy Update - 2008
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2008
PowerPoint providing updated information on the VoSS
31 Mar
Distributed Renewable Energy Operating Impacts and Valuation Study for Arizona Public Service
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : R.W. Beck Inc, Energized Solutions LLC, Phasor Energy Company Inc, Summit Blue Consulting LLC
Adoption Year : 2009
Study evaluating the costs and benefits to the Arizona Public Service from solar distributed energy technologies.
31 Mar
Distributed Generation Study
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Adoption Year : 2010
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) issued a draft Compliance Order to determine how Distributed Generation (DG) can impact NV Energy’s energy delivery system performance, reliability, distribution operations, and electricity rates.  As a result of its significant experience examining DG integration on utility systems in Nevada and the U.S., Navigant Consulting, Inc. (Navigant) was selected by NV Energy to conduct a study to address:  What is the “maximum amount of DG from renewable energy that can be integrated on the distribution
31 Mar
Data Not Drama: Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Net Energy Metering
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Crossborder Energy
Adoption Year : 2013
PowerPoint detailing a cost-benefit study on net metering in California
31 Mar
Costs and Benefits of Distributed Solar Generation of the Public Service Company of Colorado System
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Public Service Company of Colorado and the Colorado Governor's Energy Office
Adoption Year : 2010
Study investigating and documenting winning business cases for utility ownership and examples of cost recovery of DSG investments.
31 Mar
CPUC Self-Generation Incentive Program: Cost-Effectiveness of Distributed Generation Technologies - Final Report
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Itron, Inc.
Adoption Year : 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of distributed generation technologies using an economic model based on the adopted cost-benefit methodology. These results were to provide the framework and a model to help the California Public Utilities Commission in identifying distributive generation technologies eligible for the Self-Generation Incentive Program. Distributive Generation cost-effectiveness is examined from the perspectives of society, participants, and Program Administrators.
30 Mar
California Solar Initiative Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.
Adoption Year : 2011
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) retained Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) to perform a cost-effectiveness evaluation of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) in accordance with the CSI Program Evaluation Plan. This evaluation of the CSI program is one component of a larger contract award and analysis plan that also includes cost-effectiveness evaluation of Net Energy Metering (NEM), completed by E3 in January 2010, and a comparative distributed generation (DG) analysis, to be completed by E3 in 2011. Three distinc
30 Mar
2014 Value of Solar at Austin Energy
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2013
The objective was to calculate and discuss the long-term value of solar for Austin Energy as input for the basis of a rate offered to customers because Austin Energy received national recognition as leaders of value of solar and tariffs. Rebates and societal benefits were not included in the analysis.