29 Aug '13, 8pm

Renewable Energy to Be Price Competitive in Western U.S. by 2025

Renewable Energy to Be Price Competitive in Western U.S. by 2025

Transmission costs are one of the factors affecting the value proposition of some resources. The cost of moving electricity from wind through Montana’s dense forests to the Pacific Northwest makes it less attractive; Colorado faces similar challenges in moving its own wind resources, causing NREL to conclude that they will likely be used in-state. Nevada, on the other hand, has potential solar resources that are fairly close to California, and could easily be annexed into the California Independent System Operator Network.

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