Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity Metadata

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  • Main Title Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity


  • Author: Swezey, B.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Aabakken, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bird, L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado
    Additional Info: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.


  • Creation: 2007-10-01


  • English


  • Content Description: In recent years, the demand for renewable electricity has accelerated as a consequence of state and federal policies and the growth of voluntary green power purchase markets, along with the generally improving economics of renewable energy development. This paper reports on a preliminary examination of the supply and demand balance for renewable electricity in the United States, with a focus on renewable energy projects that meet the generally accepted definition of "new" for voluntary market purposes, i.e., projects installed on or after January 1, 1997. After estimating current supply and demand, this paper presents projections of the supply and demand balance out to 2010 and describe a number of key market uncertainties.
  • Physical Description: 15 p.


  • Keyword: Nrel
  • Keyword: Renewable Energy Capacity
  • Keyword: Economics
  • Keyword: U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Keyword: Renewable Energy Fuel Types
  • Keyword: Epa Green Power Partnership
  • Keyword: Electricity
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Green Power
  • Keyword: Compliance Markets
  • Keyword: Renewable Energy Sources Nrel
  • Keyword: Recs
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning, Policy And Economy
  • Keyword: Voluntary Markets
  • Keyword: Supply And Demand
  • Keyword: Market


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NREL/TP-640-42266
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/918439
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918439
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc888775