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Power Technologies Energy Data Book - Fourth Edition

Description: This report, prepared by NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center, includes up-to-date information on power technologies, including complete technology profiles. The data book also contains charts on electricity restructuring, power technology forecasts, electricity supply, electricity capability, electricity generation, electricity demand, prices, economic indicators, environmental indicators, and conversion factors.
Date: August 1, 2006
Creator: Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Power Technologies Data Book 2003 Edition

Description: The 2003 edition of this report, prepared by NREL's Energy Analysis Office, includes up-to-date information on power technologies, including complete technology profiles. The data book also contains charts on electricity restructuring, power technology forecasts and comparisons, electricity supply, electricity capability, electricity generation, electricity demand, prices, economic indicators, environmental indicators, conversion factors, and selected congressional questions and answers.
Date: June 1, 2004
Creator: Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Power Technologies Energy Data Book - Third Edition

Description: This report, prepared by NREL's Energy Analysis Office, includes up-to-date information on power technologies, including complete technology profiles. The data book also contains charts on electricity restructuring, power technology forecasts, electricity supply, electricity capability, electricity generation, electricity demand, prices, economic indicators, environmental indicators, and conversion factors.
Date: April 1, 2005
Creator: Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Examination of the Supply and Demand Balance for Renewable Electricity

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.
Date: October 1, 2007
Creator: Swezey, B.; Aabakken, J. & Bird, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burbank Transportation Management Organization: Impact Analysis

Description: The Burbank Transportation Management Organization (BTMO), a private, membership-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to traffic reduction and air quality improvement, contracted with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a U.S. Department of Energy-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory, to analyze its member programs and their benefits and effects. This report uses trip data collected by the BTMO, and defines and implements a methodology for quantifying non-traffic benefits such as gasoline savings, productivity, and pollution reduction.
Date: November 1, 2006
Creator: Brown, E. & Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation, and Consumer Response

Description: The term green pricing refers to programs offered by utilities in traditionally regulated electricity markets, which allow customers to support the development of renewable energy sources by paying a small premium on their electric bills. Since the introduction of the concept in the United States, the number of unique utility green pricing programs has expanded from just a few programs in 1993 to more than 90 in 2002. About 10% of U.S. utilities offered a green pricing option to about 26 million consumers by the end of 2002. This report provides: (1) aggregate industry data on consumer response to utility programs, which indicate the collective impact of green pricing on renewable energy development nationally; and (2) market data that can be used by utilities as a benchmark for gauging the relative success of their green pricing programs. Specifically, the paper presents current data and trends in consumer response to green pricing, as measured by renewable energy sales, participants, participation rates, and new renewable energy capacity supported. It presents data on various aspects of program design and implementation, such as product pricing, ownership of supplies, retention rates, marketing costs, the effectiveness of marketing techniques, and methods of enrolling and providing value to customers.
Date: February 1, 2004
Creator: Bird, L.; Swezey, B. & Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Domestic Energy Scenarios

Description: This report attempts to organize and evaluate scenarios of markets and technologies that could impact renewable and distributed electricity-generating technologies during the next 20-100 years in the United States. For the purposes of this report, scenarios are defined broadly as any projection or forecast that helps illuminate the potential of Renewable Electric Technologies (RETs) in the United States. Scenarios vary widely in terms of their scope-some focus on supply of fuels or narrow segments of markets with limited timeframes, while others are broader in scope and time span. There are several factors that influence the market penetration of renewable energy and distributed generation technologies. Most notable among these are natural gas prices, technology improvements, and policy measures. Natural gas prices are important because most new generating capacity, as well as marginal generation units, generally are natural-gas fired. Assumptions about the rate of improvement in renewable and distributed generation technologies can also have a significant impact on market penetration. Finally, policy measures that support these technologies, such as tax credits or interconnection standards, can contribute to their accelerated adoption.
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: Aabakken, J. & Short, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Green Power Marketing Abroad: Recent Experience and Trends

Description: Green power marketing--the act of differentially selling electricity generated wholly or in part from renewable sources--has emerged in more than a dozen countries around the world. This report reviews green power marketing activity abroad to gain additional perspective on consumer demand and to discern key factors or policies that affect the development of green power markets. The objective is to draw lessons from experience in other countries that could be applicable to the U.S. market.
Date: April 1, 2002
Creator: Bird, L.; Wustenhagen, R. & Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Utility-Interconnected Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluating the Rationale for the Utility-Accessible External Disconnect Switch

Description: The utility-accessible alternating current (AC) external disconnect switch (EDS) for distributed generators, including photovoltaic (PV) systems, is a hardware feature that allows a utility?s employees to manually disconnect a customer-owned generator from the electricity grid. This paper examines the utility-accessible EDS debate in the context of utility-interactive PV systems for residential and small commercial installations. It also evaluates the rationale for EDS requirements.
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Coddington, M.; Margolis, R.M. & Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Issues Associated with the Use of Higher Ethanol Blends (E17-E24)

Description: This report reviews the issues associated wit utilizing higher ethanol blends (E17-E24) and is intended to advise the Department of Energy on factors that might encourage or constrain the integration of such blends into the marketplace.
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Hammel-Smith, C.; Fang, J.; Powders, M. & Aabakken, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Sector Market Analysis

Description: This paper presents the results of energy market analysis sponsored by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization and International Program (WIP) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The analysis was conducted by a team of DOE laboratory experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), with additional input from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The analysis was structured to identify those markets and niches where government can create the biggest impact by informing management decisions in the private and public sectors. The analysis identifies those markets and niches where opportunities exist for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy use.
Date: October 1, 2006
Creator: Arent, D.; Benioff, R.; Mosey, G.; Bird, L.; Brown, J.; Brown, E. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department