The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released the AWEA RPS Assessment 2015, a review of nationwide renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies with a projection of potential and expected wind energy demand created by the standards.
RPS policies provided much of the original growth for renewable energy in the United States, jump-starting the industry to develop new clean energy projects. Today, these markets are more robust and balanced, with demand coming from new sources such as corporate buyers and regional economic forces. RPS remain a significant source of demand, serve as a building block for renewable energy markets and provide a window into possible compliance options for the upcoming Clean Power Plan issued by the EPA this summer.
AWEA’s RPS report provides several key insights into:
- Outline of each state policy structure
- Noteworthy policy changes over the past two years
- Description of each state’s RPS policies
- Projection of annual demand driven by RPS policies on a state-by-state basis
- Key demand factors in each state
The AWEA RPS Market Assessment 2015 is a product of AWEA Data Services, and is part of a wider collection of industry market reports including AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Quarterly Market Reports and the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report. These data products are free to AWEA Business Members and available for purchase by non-members.