Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity

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    In recent years, the demand for renewable electricity has accelerated as a consequence of state and federal policies and the growth of voluntary green power purchase markets, along with the generally improving economics of renewable energy development. This paper reports on a preliminary examination of the supply and demand balance for renewable electricity in the United States, with a focus onrenewable energy projects that meet the generally accepted definition of 'new' for voluntary market purposes, i.e., projects installed on or after January 1, 1997. After estimating current supply and demand, this paper presents projections of the supply and demand balance out to 2010 and describe a number of key market uncertainties.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages15
    StatePublished - 2007

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-640-42266


    • compliance markets
    • EPA Green Power Partnership
    • green power
    • NREL
    • RECS
    • renewable energy capacity
    • renewable energy fuel types
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration
    • voluntary markets


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