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Full Title: 2009 Wind Technologies Market Report Author(s): R. Wiser, M. Bolinger, et al. Publisher(s): USDOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Publication Date: 8/2010 Identifier(s): DOE/GO-102010-3107 Language: English Length: 88 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): This report – the fourth in...
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Full Title: 2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry Report Author(s): Black & Veatch Insights Group Publisher(s): Black & Veatch Insights Group Publication Date: 08/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Disruptive forces predicted by electric industry pundits...
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Full Title: A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future Author(s): A. Chopra (Co-chair), V. Kundra (Co-chair), P. Weiser (Co-chair) Publisher(s): Executive Office of the President, National Science and Technology...
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Full Title: A Solved Problem: Existing measures provide low-cost wind and solar integration Author(s): Patrick Luckow, Tommy Vitolo, PhD, and Joseph Danie Publisher(s): Synapes Energy Economics Inc. Publication Date: 08/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Electric...
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Full Title: ACEEE Policy Brief: Smart Grid Author(s): Marty Kushler & Dan York Publisher(s): American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Publication Date: 05/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Customer awareness of energy use is crucial to...
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Full Title: Addendum to ‘An innovation and policy agenda for commercially competitive plug-in hybrid electric vehicles’ Author(s): D. Lemoine, D. Kammen Publisher(s):  IOP Publishing, Environmental Research Letters Publication Date: 01/2009 Identifier(s): Environ. Res. Lett. 4...
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Full Title: An Act To Secure the Safety of Electrical Power Transmission Lines: Maine LD-131 Author(s): Maine State Rep. Andrea Boland Publisher(s): Maine House of Representatives Publication Date: 1/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description:  This bill requires a...
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Full Title: Are Smart Grids a Smart Investment? Hourly Load Analysis of 800,000 Utility Customers at 200 of the Largest US Utilities Author(s): J. Jackson Publisher(s):  Jackson Associates Publication Date: 6/2009 Identifier(s): n/a Language: English Length:...
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Full Title: Assessment of Historical Transmission Schedules and Flows in the Eastern Interconnection, v1.0 Author(s): Open Access Technology International, Inc. Publisher(s): Open Access Technology International, Inc. Publication Date: 05/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Understanding and analyzing...
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Full Title: Assessment of Historical Transmission Schedules and Flows in the Eastern Interconnection, v1.0 Author(s): Open Access Technology International, Inc. Publisher(s): Open Access Technology International, Inc. Publication Date: 05/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Understanding and...
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Full Title: Capacity Performance:Changing the Game in PJM ISO Author(s): George Katsigiannakis, Shanthi Muthiah, Rachel Green, and Himanshu Pande Publisher(s): ICF International Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The severe winter weather during the...
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Full Title: Catching Up: Greater Focus Needed to Achieve a More Competitive Infrastructure Author(s): Jeffrey Werling and Ronald Horst Publisher(s): National Association of Manufacturers Publication Date: 09/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Modern economic growth and...
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Full Title: Clean Power Plan Transmission Investments: It’s Not How Much, It’s How Soon Author(s): Kiran Kumaraswamy, Ken Collison, Rakesh Maurya, Jamie Cotrone, & Matt Robison Publisher(s): ICF International Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: Climate Change and the Electricity Sector: Guide for Assessing Vulnerabilities and Developing Resilience Solutions to Sea Level Rise Author(s): U.S. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Policy and Systems...
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Full Title: Climatescope 2014: Mapping the Global Frontiers for Clean Energy Investment Author(s): Bloomberg New Energy Finance Publisher(s): Bloomberg New Energy Finance Publication Date: 10/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): For years, it has been widely...
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Full Title: Considerations for State Regulators and Policymakers in a Post-FERC Order 745 World Author(s): Cappers, Peter, and Andrew Satchwell Publisher(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): By vacating the...
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Full Title: Creating a Smarter U.S. Electricity Grid Author(s): Paul L. Joskow Publisher(s): MIT Publication Date: 10/2011 Language: English Length: 50 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description: The U.S. electric power system consists of a well defined set of basic components. Electricity is “manufactured” in...
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Full Title: Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Examine Measures To Mitigate the Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances and Electromagnetic Pulse  on the State's Transmission System Author(s): Maine State Rep. Andrea Boland Publisher(s):...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] One of...
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] The U.S....
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] The U.S....
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[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.] Geothermal has...
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Full Title: DOE study: Markets and infrastructure key to electric reliability and resilience Author(s): Michael Goggin Publisher(s): American Wind Energy Association Publication Date: 08/2017 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) new...
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Full Title: Electrical Transmission: Barriers and Policy Solutions Author: Chi-Jen Yang Publisher(s): Duke University Publication Date: 8/2009 Language: English Length: 31 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Successfully transitioning the United States to low‐carbon electricity will require an improved transmission infrastructure. Renewable...
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Full Title: Electricity Transmission Policy for America: Enabling a Smart Grid, End-to-End Author(s): M. Willrich Publisher(s):  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publication Date: 7/2009 Identifier(s): MIT-IPC-Energy Innovation Working Paper 09-003; [also MIT-IPC-09-002] Language: English Length: 45 pages,...
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Full Title: Energy 2.0: Smart Grid Roadmap, 2012-2020 Author(s): Zpryme and Clasma Publisher(s): Zpryme and Clasma Publication Date: 5/2012 Language: English Length: 51 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description: The 2012 to 2022 Smart Grid Roadmap presented in this report offers a general framework...
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Full Title: Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative Author(s): A. Mills, A. Phadke, R. Wiser Publisher(s): USODE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 2/2010 Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description...
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Full Title: Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of current Investment Trends In Electricity Infrastructure Author(s): American Society of Civil Engineers Publisher(s): American Society of Civil Engineers Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 56 pages,...
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Full Title: From Baseload to Peak: Renewables Provide a Reliable Solution Author(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Publisher(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Publication Date: 06/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Solar and wind power continue...
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Full Title: Geothermal Power and Interconnection: The Economics of Getting to Market Author: David Hurlbut Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 44 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): This report provides a baseline description of the transmission issues...
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Full Title: Greening the Grid: Implementing Climate Change Policy through Energy Efficiency, Renewable Portfolio Standards, and Strategic Transmission System Investments Author(s): T. Duane Publisher(s): Vermont Law Review Publication Date: 6/2010 Identifier(s): Vol. 34:711 Language: English Length: 71 pages, PDF Full...
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Full Title: Grid Edge Intelligence for DER Integration (Executive Summary) Author(s): Lauren Callaway, Alex Eller, and Richelle Elberg Publisher(s): Navigant Consulting Publication Date: 06/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The global utility business faces unprecedented challenges—and...
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Full Title: How to Estimate the Value of Service Reliability Improvements Author(s):  Michael J. Sullivan, Matthew G. Mercurio, Josh A. Schellenberg, and Joseph H. Eto Publisher(s):  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Publication Date: 1/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of the US Electric Grid Author(s):  Debbie Haught and Joseph Paladino Publisher(s): Metering International Publication Date: 07/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Across the US, efforts to accelerate the modernization of the nation’s...
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Full Title: Incorporating Energy Efficiency into Western Interconnection Transmission Planning Author(s): Barbose, Galen L., Alan H. Sanstad, Charles A. Goldman, Stuart McMenamin, and Andy Sukenik Publisher(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 02/2014 Full...
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Note: Synopsis adapted by OurEnergyPolicy.org from APS press materials and report's executive summary. Synopsis intended solely for purposes of generating discussion. Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid By the American Physical Society...
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Full Title: Integrating Variable Renewable Energy in Electric Power Markets: Best Practices from International Experience Author: Jaquelin Cochran, Lori Bird, Jenny Heeter, and Douglas J. Arent Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy Publication Date: 4/2012 Language: English Length: 36 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description...
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A battle is heating up in California regarding the State’s net metering policy as the California Public Utilities Commission is reviewing the policy’s costs and benefits.  Net metering is an...
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Note: Synopsis based on OurEnergyPolicy.org review of Congressional committee and office summaries, third party analyses, and media summaries. Synopsis intended solely for the purposes of generating discussion. Federal Energy Planning Would require...
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Full Title: n/a Author(s): W. Reilly (Co-Chair), J. Rowe(Co-Chair), S. Tierney(Co-Chair) Publisher(s):  National Commission on Energy Policy Publication Date: 7/2009 Identifier(s): n/a Language: English Length: 3 pages, PDF Full Text: -->DOWNLOAD FILE<-- Description (excerpt): The enactment of effective transmission...
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Full Title: National Assessment of Energy Storage for Grid Balancing and Arbitrage: Phase 1, WECC Author:  M Kintner-Meyer, P Balducci, W Colella, M Elizondo, C Jin, T Nguyen, V Viswanathan Y Zhang Publisher(s): US Department of Energy Publication Date: 6/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD...
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Full Title: Production Costs of Alternative Transportation Fuels: Influence of Crude Oil Price and Technology Maturity Author(s): Pierpaolo Cazzola, Geoff Morrison, Hiroyuki Kaneko, François Cuenot, Abbas Ghandi and Lewis Fulton Publisher(s): International...
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Full Title: Program on Technology Innovation: Electricity Use in the Electric Sector Author(s): C. Gellings Publisher(s): Electric Power Research Institute Publication Date: 11/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): While many utilities are encouraged by regulators...
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Industry experts recently testified before Congress that more needs to be done to protect the nation’s electric grid from natural disasters, cyberattacks, physical threats and planned sabotage. Recent news stories...
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Full Title: Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage, and Distribution Infrastructure (QER) Author(s): Department of Energy (DoE) Publisher(s): Department of Energy (DoE) Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The U.S. energy landscape is changing. The...
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Full Title: Remodeling the Grid: Challenges, Solutions, and Costs Associated with Integrating Renewable Resources Author(s): Patrick Luckow, Tommy Vitolo, PhD, Joseph Daniel Publisher(s): Synapse Energy Economics Inc. Publication Date: 08/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Over...
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Full Title: Renewable Electricity Futures Study: Bulk Electric Power Systems: Operations and Transmission Planning Author(s): Michael Milligan, Erik Ela, Jeff Hein, Thomas Schneider, Gregory Brinkman, Paul Denholm Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: 6/2012 Language: English Length: 72 pages, PDF Full...
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Full Title: Summary Quadrennial Energy Review: Transforming U.S. Energy Infrastructures in a Time of Rapid Change: The First Installment of the QER Author(s): Department of Energy Publisher(s): Department of Energy Publication Date: 04/2015 Full...
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Full Title: Survey of Western U.S. Electric Utility Resource Plans Author(s): Wilkerson, Jordan, Peter H. Larsen, and Galen L. Barbose Publisher(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 01/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): We review long-term...
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Full Title: The Economics of Demand Flexibility: How “Flexiwatts” Crete Quantifiable Value for Customers and the Grid Author(s): Peter Bronski, Mark Dyson, Matt Lehrman, James Mandel, Jesse Morris, Titiaan Palazzi, Sam...
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Full Title: The Effect of Large Scale Transmission Limitations on Renewable Energy Load Matching for the Western U.S. Author: V. Diakov, W. Short, and B. Gilchrist Publisher(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: 5/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): The...
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Full Title: The Potential Rate Effects of Wind Energy and Transmission in the Midwest ISO Region Author(s): Bob Fagan, Max Chang, Patrick Knight, Melissa Schultz, Tyler Comings, Ezra Hausman, and Rachel Wilson Publisher(s): Synapse Energy...
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Full Title: The Value of Transmission Author(s): Southwest Power Pool Publisher(s): Southwest Power Pool Publication Date: 01/2016 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has approved the construction of significant transmission expansion since becoming...
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Full Title: Transmission Planning Strategies to Accommodate Renewables Author(s): J. Michael Hagerty, Johannes Pfeifenberger, Judy Chang Publisher(s): The Brattle Group Publication Date: 09/17 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Presented at EUCI Austin – Renewable Energy Grid Operations Prepared...
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Note: Synopsis based U.S. DOE summary provided to OurEnergyPolicy.org. Complete text US DOE Mission and Goals The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing...
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On April 17th, US DOE released a report titled An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States. The report analyzes the hydroelectric power generating capacity at...
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Full Title: Understanding Variability and Uncertainty of Photovoltaics for Integration with the Electric Power System Author(s): A. Mills, M. Ahlstrom, M. Brower, et al. Publisher(s):  USDOE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Publication Date: 12/2009 Identifier(s):  LBNL-2855E; USDOE Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 Language: English Length: 18...
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Full Title: Value of the Grid to DG Customers Author(s): IEE Issue Brief Publisher(s): IEE Issue Brief Publication Date: 9/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: This paper describes how a DG customer (or a micro grid) that is connected to the...
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Full Title: Weathering the Storm: Report of the Grid Resiliency Task Force Author(s): Office of Governor Martin O’Malley Publisher(s): Office of Governor Martin O’Malley Publication Date: 9/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: On July 25, 2012, Governor Martin O’Malley signed...
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On March 13th, C2ES held a panel discussion in Washington, DC titled “Electric Vehicles Plugging into the U.S. Grid.” The panel addressed the opportunities and challenges surrounding broad roll-out of...
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Full Title: Wireless Sensor Network Applications in Smart Grid: Recent Trends and Challenges Author(s): Yide Liu Publisher(s): International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Publication Date: 7/2012 Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Smart grid revolutionizes the current electric power infrastructure by...
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