Regional Response to a Statewide Renewable Energy Standard: Status and Trends of Wind Energy Development in West Michigan(2009)
AbstractThis project used integrated assessment to explore and analyze regional response to Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The RPS required electric providers to generate ten-percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Wind was identified as a primary source of renewable energy, and much of the state’s wind resources are concentrated in the West Michigan coastal zone. About 28 percent of the state’s planned wind generation capacity is located in the four-county study area. Local governments vary in their current regulations for siting utility-scale wind farms, as well as in their attitudes toward them. The region has significant offshore wind energy potential, but no commercial scale projects have been proposed yet.
- renewable energy,
- integrated assessment,
Publication DateNovember 9, 2009
Citation InformationErik Edward Nordman. "Regional Response to a Statewide Renewable Energy Standard: Status and Trends of Wind Energy Development in West Michigan" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erik_nordman/2/