Solar Portfolio Standard Analysis

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    In 1996, Arizona developed a Solar Portfolio Standard (SPS) as part of the Corporation Commission's Rules on Retail Electric Competition. Once the SPS was established, it became obvious that there was a wide divergence of opinion on what the SPS would cost, how the SPS should be structured, and what the impacts of the SPS would be in terms of electric rate charges. A Solar Portfolio StandardEvaluation Tool was developed to analyze costs, MW deployment schedules, and rate impacts of five different variations of the Arizona SPS. This tool, with minor modifications, can be used to evaluate other solar (or renewable) portfolio standards in other states or at the national level.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1998
    Event1998 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference - Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Duration: 14 Jun 199817 Jun 1998


    Conference1998 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference
    CityAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizon and Pacific Energy Group, Walnut Creek, California

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-520-25586


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