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04 Aug
California Solar Initiative Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3)
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.
31 Mar
Update Value of Solar for Austin Energy
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Tom Hoff
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint presentation on the value of solar and distributed PV
31 Mar
Impact of Different Economic Performance Metrics on the Perceived Value of Solar Photovoltaics
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Easan Drury, Paul Denholm, Robert Margolis (NREL)
Adoption Year : 2011
In this analysis, authors characterize PV economic performance for three ownership types: residential customers who purchase their own PV systems, commercial customers (for-profit companies) who purchase their own PV systems, and residential and commercial customers who lease PV equipment or buy PV electricity from a third-party company. They characterize the differences in PV economics for each customer based on the different tax implications of ownership.
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 : New York    
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
Renewable Energy Integration Case Studies
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    Technology    
State : California    Nevada    
Author : Joshua S. Stein Ph.D.
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint presentation outlining the basic concepts of integration of variable generation, a review of recent and current studies on this, and defining next steps
31 Mar
Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Paul R. Epstein, Jonathan J. Buonocore, Kevin Eckerle, Michael Hendryx, Benjamin M. Stout III, Richard Heinberg, Richard W. Clapp, Beverly May, Nancy L. Reinhart, Melissa M. Ahern, Samir K. Doshi, and Leslie Glustrom
Adoption Year : 2011
Each stage in the life cycle of coal—extraction, transport, processing, and combustion—generates a waste stream and carries multiple hazards for health and the environment. These costs are external to the coal industry and are thus often considered “externalities.” We estimate that the life cycle effects of coal and the waste stream generated are costing the U.S. public a third to over one-half of a trillion dollars annually. Many of these so-called externalities are, moreover, cumulative. Accounting for the damages conservatively doubles to tr
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 : California    
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 : Texas    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint providing updated information on the VoSS
31 Mar
Distributed PV: too expensive? Or a bargain?
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : New York    
Author : Richard Perez, Tom Hoff
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint presentation evaluating the use of solar PV in New York
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 : California    
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 : California    
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
Assessing Minnesota's Solar Resource: Revenue Implications of Solar PV System Orientation and Rate Structure
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    Technology    
State : Minnesota    
Author : Solar Cities Minneapolis Saint Paul
Adoption Year : 2011
This paper examines the revenue implications of various system orientations and rate structures for commercial-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems co-located with a building load.  This study uses several modeling tools developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to model PV system revenue for a single system in Minnesota modeled with six different orientations and with each orientation exposed to five different rate structures. The rate structures examined include several rates currently available from the utility territory