Renewable Portfolio Standards, Greenhouse Gas Reduction, and Long-Line Transmission Investments in the WECC

Arne Olson, Ren Orans, Doug Allen, Jack Moore, Chi-Keung WOO

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Abstract

New, long-distance transmission lines to remote areas with concentrations of high-quality renewable resources can help western states meet the challenges of increasing renewable energy procurement and reducing greenhouse gas emissions more cost-effectively than reliance on local resources alone. The approach applied here to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council is useful for an initial determination of the net benefits of long-line transmission between regions with heterogeneous resource quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-46
Number of pages9
JournalElectricity Journal
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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