The study investigates other important subjects as well, such as: perceptions of and possible stress reactions to wind turbine sounds, shadow flicker, lighting and landscape changes.
Final report on 11 Smart Grid Grants studying consumer behavior of time-based rates
Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy and the electric power industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Grants projects.
NREL, Berkeley Lab unveil study: Prospective analysis of RE costs, benefits
Relying on well-vetted methods, the study evaluates the RE costs, benefits, and other impacts of renewable energy used to meet future RPS demand growth from 2015 to 2050.
Cost Reductions for Offshore Wind: Signs of Progress, Expectations for More
Under the ‘best-guess’ (median) scenario, experts anticipate an average 30% reduction in the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for fixed-bottom offshore wind by 2030 (relative to a median-expert baseline value of $169/MWh for projects installed in 2014), with costs falling by 41% by 2050.
Report: Smart metering makes variable wind power more useful
A recent Berkeley Lab report: “Mass Market Demand Response and Variable Generation Integration Issues: A Scoping Study.” The penetration of renewable generation technology is expected to increase in the U.S. during the next decade as many states implement policies to expand this sector (e.g., RPS). However, large-scale deployment of certain renewable energy sources (i.e., wind,…