Across the country, 29 states and the District of Columbia have implemented renewable portfolio standards (RPS). These policies require utilities serving customers in a state to supply a minimum percentage of their electricity from renewable resources by a given year. AWEA's State RPS Market Assessments estimate demand for wind and other renewables from these state RPS programs, accounting for compliance to date, to provide readers with a more informed understanding of RPS market opportunities across the country.
Wind energy has historically been the renewable technology of choice to meet RPS requirements, representing 61% of RPS-related capacity additions through 2016, according to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Given the success of RPS programs in driving significant wind energy development, this report takes a detailed look at RPS requirements to assess the incremental RPS need or "demand" that wind is eligible to meet, as well as the RPS demand that wind may capture going forward.
In the 2019 State RPS Market Assessment, readers will learn more about:
- Characteristics of RPS programs in each state
- RPS policy activity in 2018 and early 2019
- Wind-eligible and estimated wind demand
- Nationwide RPS demand
- Regional RPS demand
- State by state RPS demand
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