2016 RPS Report

Across the United States, 29 states and the District of Columbia have mandated renewable portfolio standards (RPS), requiring utilities serving customers in each state to supply a targeted portion of their electricity from renewable resources. 

The AWEA State RPS Market Assessment 2016 presents near-term demand for wind and other renewables from state RPS programs, accounting for compliance to date. The report looks out to the year 2025, when most RPS requirements must be met in full, to determine the amount of incremental renewable energy demand that RPS programs will drive. For states with RPS targets beyond 2025, this edition of the report includes state-specific projections through the final RPS target year.

Wind energy has historically been the renewable technology of choice to meet RPS requirements. Given the success of RPS programs in driving significant wind energy development, this report takes a detailed look at total RPS requirements to assess the incremental RPS demand that wind is eligible to capture as well as the RPS demand that wind is expected to capture.

In the AWEA State RPS Market Assessment 2016, readers will learn more about:

  • Characteristics of RPS programs in each state
  • Recent RPS Expansions
  • Total, wind eligible, and expected wind RPS demand
  • Nationwide RPS demand
  • Regional RPS demand
  • State by state RPS demand

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