Renewable Portfolio Standards: Costs and Benefits

Lori Bird, Jenny Heeter, Francisco Flores-Espino, G. Barbose, S. Weaver, R. Wiser

Research output: NRELPoster


This report summarizes state-level RPS costs to date, and considers how those costs may evolve going forward given scheduled increases in RPS targets and cost containment mechanisms. The report also summarizes RPS benefits estimates, based on published studies for individual states and discusses key methodological considerations.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2014 Solar Power International, 20-23 October 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-6A20-62751


  • photovoltaic
  • policy
  • PV
  • renewable portfolio standard (RPS)
  • solar


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