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04 Aug
The Impact of Rate Design and Net Metering on the Bill Savings from Distributed PV for Residential Customers in California
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : California    
Author : Naïm (Naim) Darghouth, Galen Barbose, Ryan Wiser - Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Adoption Year : 2010
Though net metering has played an important role in jump-starting the PV market in the U.S., challenges to net metering policies have emerged in a number of states and contexts, and alternative compensation methods are under consideration. Moreover, one inherent feature of net metering is that the value of the utility bill savings it provides to customers with PV depends heavily on the structure of the underlying retail electricity rate, as well as on the characteristics of the customer and PV system. Consequently, the bill-savings value of net
31 Mar
Quantifying the Cost of High Photovoltaic Penetration
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Richard Perez, Thomas E. Hoff, Marc Perez
Adoption Year : 2010
This paper presents a methodology to quantify the cost of energy storage required to provide firm capacity on a utility power grid using a combination of energy produced by a specific generation source and storage.
31 Mar
Implications of Wide-Area Geographic Diversity for Short-Term Variability of Solar Power
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Technology    
State : @National    
Author : Andrew Mills and Ryan Wiser - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Adoption Year : 2010
Study that analyzes wind and solar data to compare vulnerability of sites and variability of generation.
31 Mar
Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @Federal    
Author : National Academy of Sciences
Adoption Year : 2010
The purpose of this study was to define and evaluate external effects of energy production, use, and consumption, which refer to costs and benefits not taken into account in making decisions (such as the siting of a power plant) or not reflected in market prices (for example, the price of gasoline at the pump). Under such conditions, the actions that follow might be suboptimal—in the sense that the full social costs of the actions are not recognized—resulting in a loss of social welfare. When market failures like these occur, there is a case fo
31 Mar
Distributed Renewable Generation: The Trifecta of Energy Solutions to Curb Carbon Emissions, Reduce Pollutants and Empower Ratepayers
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @Federal    
Author : Shannon Baker-Branstetter at Georgetown University Law Center
Adoption Year : 2010
The article discusses the numerous economic and environmental advantages to renewable resources over fossil fuels.  In addition, the article addresses two major hurdles in the way of developing renewable resources for electricity generation: cost and the administrative burdens of transmission expansion to bridge the distance between where renewables are located and where electricity is needed.  Specifically, the article discusses distributed renewable generation produced on-site or nearby to where electricity is consumed. It also describes the
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 : Nevada    
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
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 : Colorado    
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.