Federal incentive payment of 1.8 cents/kWh for the generation of renewable energy—part of The Energy Policy Act of 2005—increases the economic attractiveness of many potential hydro sites,...
Mandatory portfolio standards have different implications for different technologies.
may be offset by storage investment.
The expansion of electric generation from volatile source-of-opportunity generators, such as current solar and wind generators, will further complicate the redesign of the transmission grid to increase its flexibility to deal with rapid changes in the magnitude and location of power inputs to the transmission system. This issue will become more complex as the percentage of volatile source-of-opportunity generation increases, until the transition of these sources to reliable sources occurs.