Friday, October 15, 2004

New Case Study on the Impact of State Clean Energy Funds

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) , has just completed a case study on the impact of state clean energy funds on utility-scale renewable energy projects. The case study comprehensively summarizes the support that state clean energy funds have provided to utility-scale renewable energy projects, detailing – among other things – the amount of funds obligated and the number, capacity, and resource type of projects supported. The findings of the case study show that the 14 states with clean energy funds have provided $345 million in support to 163 new renewable energy projects, totaling more than 2,288 MW of new energy capacity, with 707 MW already on-line as of September 2004.

CESA as also made the database supporting the case study available (in excel). The database is a great resource and contains exhaustive details on each of the 163 projects supported by clean energy funds including: the project type (wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro etc.), MW size, location, project participants, type of incentive, and the total value of the incentive. Very valuable information for those in the renewable energy field.

Other CESA case studies are also avaliable on the website.

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