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. Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-46
JournalElectricity Journal
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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Citation

Olson, A., Orans, R., Allen, D., Moore, J., & Woo, C. K. (2009). Renewable portfolio standards, greenhouse gas reduction, and long-line transmission investments in the WECC. The Electricity Journal, 22(9), 38-46. doi: 10.1016/j.tej.2009.09.010