Renewables Portfolio Standard Overview

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


A Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a requirement on electric utilities and other electric suppliers to supply a minimum percentage or amount of their load with eligible sources of renewable energy. The RPS has become increasingly popular because of its benefits and the public benefits of renewable energy. A well-designed state RPS can effectively deliver a renewable energy supply andassociated benefits, at a low cost or even with consumer savings. This fact sheet provides an overview of an effective RPS design.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2005

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-500-37627

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102005-2073


  • renewable portfolio standard (RPS)
  • RPS


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