Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning Process

Nathan Lee

Research output: NRELPresentation


A REZ is a geographical area that enables the development of profitable, cost-effective, grid-connected renewable energy (RE). The REZ Transmission Planning Process is a proactive approach to plan, approve, and build transmission infrastructure connecting REZs to the power system which helps to increase the share of solar, wind and other RE resources in the power system while maintaining reliability and economics, and focuses on large-scale wind and solar resources that can be developed in sufficient quantities to warrant transmission system expansion and upgrades.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePresented at Greening the Grid Webinar, 6 September 2017, Golden, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-70755


  • Greening the Grid
  • Renewable Energy Zones
  • REZ
  • REZ Toolkit
  • REZ Transmission Planning Process


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