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2016 Renewable Energy Grid Integration Data Book
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Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making
Increasing penetrations of variable renewable energy (VRE) can affect wholesale electricity price patterns and make them meaningfully different.
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Barriers and Opportunities to Broader Adoption of Integrated Demand-Side Management at Electric Utilities: A Scoping Study
This report explores recent electric utility experience with integrated demand-side management to provide an assessment of barriers and benefits.
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Electrification Futures Study: End-Use Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050
This report provides projected cost and performance assumptions for electric technologies considered in the Electrification Futures Study.
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2016 Renewable Energy Data Book
The 2016 Renewable Energy Data Book is an expansive go-to resource with facts and figures on U.S. renewable energy deployment for the year 2016.
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Variable Renewable Energy in Long-Term Planning Models: A Multi-Model Perspective
This report discusses the various methods for treating variable renewable energy (primarily wind and solar photovoltaics) among four modeling teams.
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Aggregate Economic Return on Investment in the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Since 2010, EERE has commissioned six R&D impact evaluation studies to quantify the economic return on investment resulting from EERE investments.
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Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market
This report documents the status and trends of the market for renewable energy procured voluntarily.
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2017 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook
This report summarizes 26 forward-looking “standard scenarios," which are designed to capture a range of possible U.S. power system futures.
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2017 Annual Technology Baseline
The ATB is a transparent set of current and projected technology cost and performance data for electricity generation technologies.
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Demand Response Advanced Controls Framework and Assessment of Enabling Technology Costs
This research presents a framework for the costs to automate demand response & provides descriptions of various elements that drive enablement costs.
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The Climate and Air-Quality Benefits of Wind and Solar Power in the United States
Wind & solar energy provide air-quality, public health, and emission benefits as they reduce the reliance on combustion-based electricity generation.
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State Level Electric Energy Efficiency Potential Estimates
740,985 GWh of cost-effective, electric energy efficiency potential is available nationwide from 2016 to 2035, with savings available in every state.
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Project Areas

Energy Systems & Market Barriers
What structural factors hinder adoption of EERE technologies? How will increased integration of EERE technologies impact the U.S. energy system?
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Stakeholder Empowerment
What models, tools, and data resources can empower EERE stakeholders to make data-driven energy decisions?
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Program Evaluation
What are the quantitative, measurable impacts of EERE investments?
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Strategic Priorities and Impact Analysis Publications
Go to a searchable and sortable list of all our analyses from the Strategic Priorities and Impact Analysis Team.
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Featured Work

Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning
The Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project delivers standardized, localized energy data and analysis.
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A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards
This is the third in a series of reports exploring the costs, benefits, and other impacts of state renewable portfolio standards (RPS).
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Revolution... Now -- 2016 Update
Decades of investments by the federal government and industry in five key clean energy technologies are making an impact today.
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2016 Renewable Energy Data Book
The 2016 Renewable Energy Data Book is an expansive go-to resource with facts and figures on U.S. renewable energy deployment for the year 2016.
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