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The policy and institutional challenges of grid integration of renewable energy in the western United States

Angela Cifor, Paul Denholm, Erik Ela, Bri-Mathias Hodge and Adam Reed

Utilities Policy, 2015, vol. 33, issue C, 34-41

Abstract: Are organized markets necessary in the U.S. Western Interconnection for cost-optimal integration of renewable energy resources that, in accordance with state mandates, must be brought online in the coming decades? We examine the technological components of the western power grid as well as its political, institutional, economic, legal, and cultural attributes to assess the potential and feasibility of organized markets.

Keywords: Renewable energy; Electricity markets; Renewable resource integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2014.11.001

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