Strategic planning in electric utilities: Using wind technologies as risk management tools

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This paper highlights research investigating the ownership of renewable energy technologies to mitigate risks faced by the electric utility industry. Renewable energy technology attributes of fuel costs, environmental costs, lead time, modularity, and investment reversibility are discussed. Incorporating some of these attributes into an economic evaluation is illustrated using a municipal utility`s decision to invest in either wind generation or natural gas based generation. The research concludes that wind and other modular renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaics, have the potential to provide decision makers with physical risk-management investments.

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Hoff, T E & Parsons, B June 1, 1996.

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  • Hoff, T E Pacific Energy Group, Stanford, CA (United States)
  • Parsons, B National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

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This paper highlights research investigating the ownership of renewable energy technologies to mitigate risks faced by the electric utility industry. Renewable energy technology attributes of fuel costs, environmental costs, lead time, modularity, and investment reversibility are discussed. Incorporating some of these attributes into an economic evaluation is illustrated using a municipal utility`s decision to invest in either wind generation or natural gas based generation. The research concludes that wind and other modular renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaics, have the potential to provide decision makers with physical risk-management investments.

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OSTI as DE96007935

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  • Windpower `96: American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference, Denver, CO (United States), 23-27 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96007935
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--440-21312
  • Report No.: CONF-960630--4
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266684
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673229

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Hoff, T E & Parsons, B. Strategic planning in electric utilities: Using wind technologies as risk management tools, article, June 1, 1996; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673229/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.