Implementation Guide for Utilities: Designing Renewable Energy Products to Meet Large Energy Customer Needsby Priya Barua - June 2017
Large-scale corporate energy buyers are seeking renewable energy as a central element of their overall energy strategy. In a few states, these commercial and industrial (C&I) customers have collaborated with their utilities to create new opportunities to buy renewable energy in ways that...
by Letha Tawney, Priya Barua, Celina Bonugli and Bryn Baker - May 2017
The following table is a compilation of several green tariff proposals and offerings for commercial and industrial customers in regulated markets in the United States.
This list is regularly updated, but for complete and up-to-date details of each green tariff, see the appropriate docket...
Key Questions and Considerations for Developing Countriesby Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin, Joshua Ryor, Shantanu Dixit, Ashwin Gambhir, Aditya Chunekar, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Gilberto Jannuzzi, Samat Sukenaliev and Tao Wang - May 2016
Renewable energy (RE) is growing worldwide, with a six-fold increase in non-hydro renewables over the last decade from 85 to 657 gigawatts (GW). This report reviews the key trends that explain growth in RE, and highlights how they are challenging decision making in countries such as Brazil,...
Assessing the Impact of Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Open Access Order for Solar Power Generators in Karnatakaby Deepak Sriram Krishnan and Ashok Kumar Thanikonda - January 2016
On 18 August 2014, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) passed order number S/03/01 called ‘Wheeling Charges, Banking Charges & Cross Subsidy Surcharge for Solar Power Generators’, whereby all solar power generators in the state who achieved Commercial Operation Date (COD)...
Aggregating Demand for Corporate Rooftop Solar Installations: Lessons from the Collaborative Solar PV Procurement Projectby Ashok Kumar Thanikonda, Deepak Sriram Krishnan and Shreyas Srivatsa - January 2016
WRI India and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) through the Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) initiative attempted to aggregate energy demand from six corporate buyers in Bengaluru—Coca Cola, Infosys, IBM, Cognizant, Philips and Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC)....
Understanding Cost Parityby Joshua Ryor and Letha Tawney - February 2015
This factsheet is simple, go-to resource outlining how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional), specifically utility-scale renewable energy systems, can be appropriately compared.
This publication is the final factsheet in a...
Understanding Cost Parityby Joshua Ryor and Letha Tawney - December 2014
This factsheet is simple, go-to resource outlining how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional), specifically behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, can be appropriately compared.
This publication is the second in a...
Increasing Access to Renewable Energyby Letha Tawney, Bryn Baker, Manager, Climate Change and Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund and Martin A. Spitzer, Director, U.S. Climate and Renewable Energy Policy - July 2014
The Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles frame the challenges and common needs faced by large renewable energy buyers.
As of January 2017, 65 companies have signed on, representing over 48 million MWh of annual demand by 2020, equivalent to powering 4.4 million American...
Green Tariff Design for Traditional Utilitiesby Letha Tawney - January 2014
This paper describes what draws U.S. commercial and industrial customers to renewable energy, and explores how traditional utilities could build on their strengths to deliver affordable renewable energy to customers.