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Market Analysis and Baseline Studies

Renewable Energy

Impact Evaluation of Small-scale Wind, Biopower and Fuel Cells

Description:

Cadmus, in partnership with Rutgers University, has completed an evaluation of the NJCEP wind, biopower and fuel cell programs.  It combined field inspections, engineering analyses, customer interviews and other research to determine the status of projects funded under NJCEP and to estimate, where possible, the energy savings for each technology.  They also assessed system operations and maintenance (O&M) requirements.  The report presents findings and recommendations to support planning of future incentive program and state-level efforts to support wind, biopower and fuel cell technologies.


Prepared for:
NJBPU / CEEEP
Prepared By:
The Cadmus Group
Date:
March 20, 2014

Report

 

Solar Development Volatility in NJ
Goals:

  1. Analyze previous performance of the New Jersey solar market with a specific focus on market development volatility.
  2. Identify potential future drivers and mitigants of solar development volatility in the state.
  3. Suggest potential policy options to encourage stable future market growth based on models used in other states and internationally.


Prepared for:
NJBPU / CEEEP
Prepared By:
Meister Consultants Group
Date:
March 2014

Solar Volatility

 

Solar Long Term Contracting Analysis
Description:

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) requested that the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) review the New Jersey Electric Distribution Company (EDC) Solar Long-term Contracting Programs to determine the net exposure to ratepayers.  The review undertaken by CEEEP is not a review of New Jersey solar programs in general or a review of the New Jersey Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Program in particular, but a review of the EDC Solar Long-term Contracting Program specifically.


Prepared for:
NJBPU
Prepared By:
CEEEP
Date:
Aug 15, 2012

Analysis

 

Market Assessment Services to Characterize the Opportunities for Renewable Energy
Description:

Identify opportunities to accelerate deployment of renewable and clean technologies in New Jersey for the years 2013-2016.



Objectives:

  1. Provide timely and insightful results to assist the BPU in making programmatic decisions for the years 2013-2016.
  2. Provide a foundation for developing next generation policies and regulations.
  3. Evaluate New Jersey's potential for renewable and clean energy technologies, including on-shore wind energy; marine hydrokinetic; small hydropower; energy storage technologies and fuel cells.



Major Findings :

  • Onshore wind resources in NJ are good (Class 3 and 4 winds) in locations near the coast, but generally limited elsewhere.  NJ has about 132 MS of technical potential for onshore wind power.
  • The technical potential for NJ inland hydropower is low compared to other US states - there is about 126 MW of technical potential for inland hydropower and about 975 MW of ocean wave hydropower potential.
  • The technical potential for Renewable Energy (RE) - related storage is 750 MW for shifting and 52.5 MW for frequency regulation.
  • Current technical potential in NJ for renewable fuel cells at wastewater and landfill is 22 MW; potential could be higher if other markets are included


Prepared for:
NJBPU / CEEEP
Prepared By:
Navigant Consulting
Date:
Aug 06, 2012

Market Assessment Report
(2 MB)

 

Assessment of the New Jersey Renewable Energy Market
Description:

This Market Assessment Report is the culmination of a comprehensive renewable energy market assessment conducted for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.


Objective:

The primary objectives of this assessment were to 1) assess the renewable energy markets, building upon recent market potential studies; 2) update baseline studies and estimates used as performance indicators; 3) assess the costs and barriers to the development of renewable energy technologies; and 4) provide recommendations regarding the future direction of the programs.



Major Findings:

The research team identified four key areas of focus for the Board as it conducts program and budget planning for 2008 and the next round of Societal Benefits Charge funding (2009-2012).

  1. Market Stability and Predictability
  2. Financial Certainty for Project Investors and Access to Favorable Financing
  3. Targeted Outreach and Use of Incentives to Trigger Growth in Non-Solar Project Development
  4. Program Enhancements: Performance-Related Features and Improved Program Implementation


Prepared for:
NJBPU
  Prepared By:
Summit Blue Consulting
  Date:
March 24, 2008

 

New Jersey Hydrogen Learning Center Year One Report
Description:

This report examines the activities and outcomes of the Learning Center in its first year and provides findings and recommendations based on the collaboration and discussion of university partners and stakeholder members throughout the first year.  In addition, the report explores potential future activities for the Learning Center in the next few years


Prepared for:
NJBPU
  Prepared By:
CEEEP
  Date:
May 15, 2007

 

New Jersey Renewable Energy Market Transition Report
Description:

This report presents a qualitative and preliminary quantitative review of a variety of potential models for supporting solar market development in New Jersey.



Objective:

Summit Blue Consulting and its partner, the Rocky Mountain Institute, prepared this report to provide OCE with unbiased and timely feedback on the range of options available to transition the New Jersey solar market from one that is heavily dependent on rebates to one that relies more substantially on market-based project finance. The report was intended to provide the information and analysis necessary to refine the scope of options that will undergo more detailed quantitative analysis as part of a separate assignment to model ratepayer impacts of the leading market transition options.



Major Findings:

  1. Rebates reduce project financial risk substantially by enabling investors to recover a substantial portion of project costs up front. If the State moves away from the use of rebates, project financial risk will increase substantially. The State should take steps to mitigate some of this risk, at least until the market matures, and regulatory risk declines.
  2. Six potential solar market transition strategies, as well as the continued rebates/baseline strategy were evaluated using evaluative criteria. Two strategies were recommended for further review. These strategies include a combination of features from the full range of proposals that seem most likely to provide the flexibility to stimulate innovation and to adapt in response to changes in market conditions, while still providing enough stability to appeal to investors and lenders.
  3. By pursuing a gradual reduction in the State's current level of financial incentives, and a sustained, orderly transition to a financing structure in which the only form of ratepayer support would be through SREC revenues, New Jersey will be well-positioned to fulfill its goal of achieving its aggressive RPS targets while minimizing ratepayer impacts.


Prepared for:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Office of Clean Energy
  Prepared By:
Summit Blue Consulting and Rocky Mountain Institute
  Date:
March 15, 2007

Market Transition Report
(953 KB)

 

New Jersey Shore Opinions About Off Shore Wind Turbines
Description:

The State of New Jersey is considering the use of off shore Wind Turbines to provide energy through clean, renewable and locally generated sources.



Objectives:

Given the economic importance of tourism at the New Jersey shore, a research study was conducted to measure the opinions of people who live in shore communities (residents) and those who visit the shore (tourists) concerning the placement of Wind Turbines on the New Jersey coastline.



Major Findings:

  1. New Jersey Shore audiences – both residents and visitors -- are more in favor of the New Jersey Off Shore Wind Turbine project than opposed to it.
  2. Distance from shore is the key variable related to being favorably disposed to the Wind Turbine project.
  3. The large majority of visitors to the New Jersey Shore (72%) would not change their future plans for vacations / day trips if Wind Turbines were located off shore.
  4. Being familiar with Wind Turbines is associated with a greater acceptance of the proposed New Jersey project.


Prepared for:
New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission and Brushfire, Inc.
  Prepared By:
Lieberman Research Group
  Date:
September 14, 2006

Wind Turbines
(1.1 MB)

 

Economic Impact Analysis of New Jersey's Proposed 20% Renewable Portfolio Standard
Description:

This report discusses, and where possible, quantifies the incremental costs and benefits between the proposed 20% RPS and the existing RPS.


Objective:

To assess the costs and benefits of increasing the renewable energy portfolio standard from its current level to 20% by the year 2020 including impacts on the cost of electricity and the environmental and economic development benefits.



Major Findings:

  1. Under the expected case assumptions, the proposed 20% RPS compared to the existing RPS would raise electricity prices approximately 3.7% in the year 2020 and have no measurable impact on the growth of New Jersey’s economy.
  2. If natural gas prices rise to levels assumed in the high energy price scenario, the proposed 20% RPS has a positive impact on the NJ economy because electricity prices would be lower than under the existing RPS scenario.
  3. The economic and electricity price impacts of the proposed 20% RPS depend substantially on whether the expected technological improvements occur that reduce the cost of PV and wind.
  4. Under the proposed 20% RPS, approximately 11,700 jobs would be added and attenuate economic benefits to the NJ economy.


Prepared for:
NJBPU
  Prepared By:
CEEEP
  Date:
December 8, 2004

RPS Report (946 KB)

 

New Jersey Off Shore Wind Energy Feasibility Study
Description:

The New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy Feasibility Study presents the results of a study sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to investigate the feasibility of utility-scale wind energy development in the waters off shore of New Jersey. The information provided by this report is intended to inform potential stakeholders about the status of offshore wind energy technology and the suitability of New Jersey's off shore waters for future development. This study is not intended to substitute for an environmental review for any permit application for any particular project.


Objectives:

The goal of the feasibility study is to characterize the siting considerations, including various geophysical, environmental, regulatory, and commercial parameters that offshore wind energy development will have to address if it is seriously pursued in New Jersey.


Prepared for:
NJBPU
  Prepared By:
Atlantic Renewable Energy Corp. and AWS
  Date:
November 2004

Wind Energy
(13.5 MB)

 

New Jersey and the Hydrogen Economy
Description:

This report describes to policymakers and stakeholders the opportunities and options for state policy to facilitate the commercialization of hydrogen fuel and build out of related infrastructure with a particular focus in New Jersey.


Prepared for:
NJBPU
Prepared By:
CEEEP
Date:
July 2004

Report
 

 

Visions of a Hydrogen Future


Prepared for: Prepared By:
Clinton J. Andrews and Scott A. Weiner
Date:
Mar/April 2004

Report
 

 

Discussion Paper
Description:

This paper discusses the impacts of environmental externalities upon relative costs of renewable technology and the impact of the deployment of renewable generation on the market price of electricity. 


Prepared for:
NJBPU
Prepared By:
CEEEP
Date:
October 7, 2004

 

New Jersey Renewable Energy Market Assessment
Description:

This assessment provides the technical, economic and market potential for renewable energy technologies in New Jersey.



Objectives:

  1. Screen and prioritize among the Class I renewable energy technologies.
  2. For leading options, assess the market potential and estimate market penetration through 2020.
  3. Review progress towards the Clean Energy Program goals (gap analysis).
  4. Review the effectiveness of current programs towards meeting Clean Energy Program goals and suggest modifications to programs and new programs.



Major Findings :

  1. Financial support is necessary to achieve significant PV market penetration, but RECs may be more cost effective per MW than rebates.
  2. New Jersey can likely decrease the amount of the rebate and still meet its 2008 objective of 90 MW of PV.
  3. The Clean Energy Program can ensure that cost-effective RE options are developed by 2008, while also focusing on the larger, longer-term potential of offshore wind power, central station PV and biomass gasification.
  4. Digester gas from wastewater treatment and landfill gas offer the potential for the lowest electricity costs, followed by onshore wind power options.
  5. When the additional revenues from RECs are considered, several resources appear economically viable by 2008, even with modest REC prices.
  6. By 2020, NJ may have significant RE potential that is economic, depending on the REC price and the viability of offshore wind power.
  7. The 90 MW PV goal can be met with adequate funding of existing programs, but other programs may help control costs.
  8. The 300 MW Class I goal appears to be a stretch due to near-term resource constraints, but the Clean Energy Program can do several things to help meet the goal.
  9. Achieving the goal of 1.5X of Class I RPS load served via green power is an aggressive target but the Clean Energy Program is starting to address it.
  10. The ability to enter into long-term contracts for energy and RECs is critical for project financing and development.


Prepared for:
NJBPU / CEEEP
Prepared By:
Navigant Consulting Inc.
Date:
August 2, 2004


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