Renewable Electricity Benefits Quantification Methodology: A Request for Technical Assistance from the California Public Utilities Commission.
Author: Mosey, G.; Vimmerstedt, L.
Pages/Volumes: 52 pp.
Publication Year: 2009
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 959144
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requested assistance in identifying methodological alternatives for quantifying the benefits of renewable electricity. The context is the CPUC's analysis of a 33% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in California--one element of California's Climate Change Scoping Plan. The information would be used to support development of an analytic plan to augment the cost analysis of this RPS (which recently was completed). NREL has responded to this request by developing a high-level survey of renewable electricity effects, quantification alternatives, and considerations for selection of analytic methods. This report addresses economic effects and health and environmental effects, and provides an overview of related analytic tools. Economic effects include jobs, earnings, gross state product, and electricity rate and fuel price hedging. Health and environmental effects include air quality and related public-health effects, solid and hazardous wastes, and effects on water resources.
Accession Number: 45639
Library Notes: NPL-0907 REV
Report Numbers: TP-6A2-45639
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