Projected Impact of Federal Policies on U.S. Wind Market Potential: Preprint.
Author: Short, W.; Blair, N.; Heimiller, D.
Pages/Volumes: 14 pp.
Publication Year: 2004
Notes: Prepared for the 2004 Global WindPower Conference, 29-31 March 2004, Chicago, Illinois.
Document Type: Conference Paper
NTIS/GPO Number: 15007396
Subject Code Description: Energy Policy and Analysis; Energy Analysis
Abstract: This report discusses the potential for solar-powered agricultural irrigation pumps in the San Joaquin Valley and how these applications could improve the region's air This paper presents results from the Wind Deployment Systems Model (WinDS) for several potential energy policy cases. WinDS is a multiregional, multitime-period, Geographic Information System (GIS), and linear programming model of capacity expansion in the electric sector of the United States. WinDS is designed to address the principal market issues related to the penetration of wind energy technologies into the electric sector. These principal market issues include access to and cost of transmission, and the intermittency of wind power. WinDS has been used to model the impact of various policy initiatives, including a wind production tax credit (PTC) and a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Accession Number: 36052
Library Notes: NPL-0404 REV
Report Numbers: CP-620-36052
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