This white paper assesses the current barriers in the market and policy matrix that prevent the modernization of the electrical grid in the United States. The barriers are divided into four main categories: regulatory and legislative; culture and communication; industrial; and technical.
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This presentation provides a roadmap for the deployment of smart grid technology in West Virginia (United States). It discusses the various steps on the way to implementation and describes the unique factors that would affect deployment in West Virginia.
This database provides global information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change, including country energy profiles, a list of key global stakeholders, policy and regulatory overviews, an energy and climate change glossary, a clean energy Web search, geobrowsing features, and
This document sets a foundation for a secure, interoperable smart grid in the United States and is the culmination of several years of work by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.
This spreadsheet-based model can be used to estimate the delivered cost of energy for power plants, including the levelised cost of energy as well as transmission and distribution (T&D).
This report includes legislative and regulatory background for states in which an energy efficiency resource standard (EERS) has been in place for over two years and examines the progress that these states have made in achieving their goals.
This website was created as a joint initiative between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland in order to develop new opportunities to train university students in the following interdisciplinary areas: (1) integrated assessment modeling; (2) technology strategi
This report provides an overview of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) policies in the United States. The report includes information about the design, early experience, and project impacts of RPS programs.
Facing a sustained increase in the demand for electricity, many countries are concerned about how to add new capacity that is sufficient, reliable, secure, and least-cost.
This report details early implementation of renewable portfolio standards around the United States and examines lessons learned and policy interactions. The authors detail design elements, solar set-asides and limitations to implementation.