Large-Scale Power Production Potential on U.S. Department of Energy Lands

Alicen Kandt, Emma Elgqvist, Douglas Gagne, H. Walker, Jeff King, Jeremy Boak, Jeremy Washington, Cory Sharp, Michael Hillesheim

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report summarizes the potential for independent power producers to generate large-scale power on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) lands and export that power into a larger power market, rather than serving on-site DOE loads. The report focuses primarily on the analysis of renewable energy (RE) technologies that are commercially viable at utility scale, including photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), wind, biomass, landfill gas (LFG), waste to energy (WTE), and geothermal technologies. The report also summarizes the availability of fossil fuel, uranium, or thorium resources at 55 DOE sites.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages226
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-70526


  • biomass
  • concentrated solar power
  • CSP
  • DOE land
  • exporting power
  • geothermal
  • large-scale power generation
  • photovoltaics resources on DOE land
  • REopt
  • solar
  • utility scale renewable energy
  • waste to energy
  • wind


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