Projected Impact of Federal Policies on U.S. Wind Market Potential: Preprint

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    This report discusses the potential for solar-powered agricultural irrigation pumps in the San Joaquin Valley and how these applications could improve the region's air This paper presents results from the Wind Deployment Systems Model (WinDS) for several potential energy policy cases. WinDS is a multiregional, multitime-period, Geographic Information System (GIS), and linear programming model ofcapacity expansion in the electric sector of the United States. WinDS is designed to address the principal market issues related to the penetration of wind energy technologies into the electric sector. These principal market issues include access to and cost of transmission, and the intermittency of wind power. WinDS has been used to model the impact of various policy initiatives, including awind production tax credit (PTC) and a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages14
    StatePublished - 2004
    Event2004 Global WindPower Conference - Chicago, Illinois
    Duration: 29 Mar 200431 Mar 2004


    Conference2004 Global WindPower Conference
    CityChicago, Illinois

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the 2004 Global WindPower Conference, 29-31 March 2004, Chicago, Illinois

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-620-36052


    • analysis models
    • GIS
    • load constraints
    • null
    • null
    • offshore wind
    • PERI
    • production tax credit
    • PTC
    • renewable portfolio standard
    • RPS
    • Walter Short
    • wind
    • wind classes
    • Wind Deployment Systems Model
    • wind markets
    • wind power
    • wind resources
    • winds


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