RPS Collaborative Webinar: Renewable Thermal in RPS
March 10, 2014
1:00pm — 2:00pm EST
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) hosted a webinar on renewable thermal in RPS for CESA's State-Federal RPS Collaborative.
With the hope of giving a boost to some worthy technologies, various states have explored making renewable thermal technologies eligible for their RPSs. But it can be challenging for an RPS to include projects whose output is measured in heat produced rather than electricity generated. This webinar will examine some of the issues related to renewable thermal in RPSs and will consider how two states are addressing them.
Elizabeth Nixon, Energy Analyst with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, explained New Hampshire’s RPS special class for thermal renewables, which was created by the state legislature in 2012, and will discuss the early experience with administering it, including the PUC’s draft rule.
Kyle Haas, Energy Policy Manager for Clean Energy Policy at the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), discussed a report MEA published earlier this year, at the request of the state legislature, examining the implications of adding renewable thermal to the state RPS.
The State-Federal RPS Collaborative is supported by the US Department of Energy and the Energy Foundation.
This webinar was co-sponsored by the Renewable Energy Markets Association.
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.