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CESA - RPS Webinar: Briefing on NREL Reports on Solar Policies and Incentives

April 18, 2013

2:00pm — 3:00pm Eastern

CESA hosted a webinar to brief our members on two recent NREL solar reports: (1) the Strategic Sequencing for State Distributed PV Policies and (2) Distributed Solar Incentive Programs: Recent Experience and Best Practices for Design and Implementation.

1. Strategic Sequencing for State Distributed PV Policies

This presentation summarizes a statistical analysis of state policy effectiveness and outlines progress to date toward understanding the relationships between non-policy characteristics of states and the effectiveness of policy initiatives within those states. The goal of the analysis is to identify policy strategies and sequencing of policies that are tailored to maximize the effectiveness of policy for specific state contexts.

Guest Speaker: Darlene Steward, NREL
Link to the report: nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/56428.pdf

2. Distributed Solar Incentive Programs: Recent Experience and Best Practices for Design and Implementation

This presentation explored best practices for designing and implementing incentives for small and mid-sized residential and commercial distributed solar energy projects. Topics covered include: factors to consider in setting and modifying incentive levels over time, responding to market conditions, differentiating incentives to encourage various market segments, and administrative issues such as providing equitable access to incentives and customer protection measures.

Guest Speaker: Lori Bird, NREL
Link to the report: nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/56308.pdf

Please note that due to technical difficulties, the webinar recording commences about 5 minutes into Darlene Steward's presentation.

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf at http://www.cesa.org/assets/Uploads/Combined-Presentation-Files-4.18.13-NREL-Solar-Reports-V2.pdf

Categories: Policy, Finance

Related Project(s): Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative