Renewables

Renewable Energy Development

Era of the Paris Agreement

As renewables have become cheaper, it is now economical for developing nations to opt for clean power over fossil fuel generation.

The Solar Siesta

EPRI Podcast: Impact of the Eclipse

Leading up to the eclipse, utilities and system operators were hard at work, keeping the lights on.

Seeking Answers Down Under

Australian Fact-Finding Trip

For many utilities in Australia, a 25% solar penetration rate is now business as usual. But utilities have also missed opportunities to shape policy on key grid modernization initiatives, such as the rollout of smart or advanced meters.

Envisioning the Energy Future

EPRI Podcast: Key Is Integrated Resource Planning

Flexibility, electrification, distributed solar, and smart inverters are familiar terms in today's utility environment, but they are of particular relevance to integrated resource planners. EPRI's Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Distribution and Energy Utilization, touched on these topics, and a few more, in our latest EPRI Unplugged conversation.

Renewable Portfolio Standards: Changing the Industry

Updates and Forecast for 2017

Since 1983, renewable portfolio standards have been enacted in 29 states, with 8 others setting different benchmarks. In addition to increasing renewable energy generation in states that have adopted these standards, the standards have driven renewable energy development in states without them.