Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool Guidebook

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Power through Policy: 'Best Practices' for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to identify distributed wind technology policy best practices and to help policymakers, utilities, advocates, and consumers examine their effectiveness using a pro forma model. Incorporating a customized feed from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables andEfficiency (DSIRE), the Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool (Policy Tool) is designed to assist state, local, and utility officials in understanding the financial impacts of different policy options to help reduce the cost of distributed wind technologies. The Policy Tool can be used to evaluate the ways that a variety of federal and state policies and incentives impact theeconomics of distributed wind (and subsequently its expected market growth). It also allows policymakers to determine the impact of policy options, addressing market challenges identified in the U.S. DOE's '20% Wind Energy by 2030' report and helping to meet COE targets.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages63
StatePublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Work performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Eformative Options, LLC; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and North Carolina Solar Center under DOE Grant #DE-EE0000503.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BK-5500-53127

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102011-3453


  • energy policy
  • incentives
  • policy tools
  • wind energy
  • wind energy economics
  • wind turbines


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