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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Marilyn A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGumerman, Etanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaek, Youngsunen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Cullenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-08T19:01:11Z
dc.date.available2010-11-08T19:01:11Z
dc.date.issued2010-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/35821
dc.description.abstractThis working paper assesses the economic potential of renewable electricity generation in the South under alternative policy scenarios. Using a customized version of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), we examine the impact of 1) expanded and updated estimates of renewable resources, 2) a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), and 3) a Carbon-Constrained Future (CCF). Under the Expanded Renewables Scenario, renewable electricity generation doubles the output of the Reference forecast for the South. If a Federal RPS is imposed or the policies represented by our CCF scenario are implemented, we estimate that 15% to 30% of the South’s electricity could be generated from renewable sources. Among the renewable resources, wind, biomass, and hydro are anticipated to provide the most generation potential. As the integration of renewable sources expands through the modeled time horizon, wind gradually out-competes biomass in the renewable electricity market. Cost-effective customer-owned renewables could also contribute significantly to electricity generation by 2030 in the South, under supportive policies.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Public Policy Working Papers ; 58en_US
dc.subjectAlternative policy scenariosen_US
dc.subjectElectricity generationen_US
dc.subjectNational energy modeling systemen_US
dc.subjectRenewable resourcesen_US
dc.subjectSouthern statesen_US
dc.titleRenewable energy in the South: a policy briefen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Public Policyen_US


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