- A Cost Effective and Reliable Zero Carbon Replacement Strategy for Diablo Canyon Power Plant
- The Value of Regional Wind Energy in California’s Carbon Constrained Future
- The Value of Salton Sea Geothermal Development in California’s Carbon Constrained Future
- Low Carbon Grid Study: SWIP North Economic Benefits
- GE LCGS Reliability white paper: Discussion of Dynamic Performance Limitations in WECC
- Guidance on interpreting the forecast and production cost model for energy efficiency: by Tierra Resource Consultants, LLC
Phase II Results
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- Low Carbon Grid Study: Phase II Results Updated February 2016
- Low Carbon Grid Study: Analysis of a 50% Emission Reduction in California by Gregory Brinkman and Jennie Jorgenson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) & Ali Ehlen and James H. Caldwell (CEERT)
- Low Carbon Grid Study: Comparison of 2030 Fixed Costs of Renewables, Efficiency, and Integration with Production Cost Savings: prepared by JBS Energy, Inc.
- LCGS Info Sheet: High-level handout about the inception of the project, its participants, tools, methodology, and outcomes.
- LCGS Factsheet: Two-page technical handout detailing Phase I modeling assumptions, methodology, and results.
- Media Advisory: Brief description of the main purpose of the study for media sources.
Phase I Results Summary Slides
- LCGS Phase I Results Summary Slides: Summary of NREL Phase I results and utility revenue requirement estimate, for a high level analysis of the findings.
Phase I Results Webinar
- Phase I Webinar: Click to view a recorded webinar given to SEIA members by project manager Jim Caldwell. This webinar is one hour long and free to all viewers.
Full Phase I Results
- Phase I Production Cost Modeling Results: Complete results slides by NREL, detailing production cost modeling assumptions and results.
- Phase I Revenue Requirement Analysis Results: More detailed information about the process and assumptions used to determine the impact on utility revenue requirement associated with the Target Case examined in Phase I.
Phase I Work Papers
These documents list technical assumptions used in the California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study, as well as relevant calculations and sources of these assumptions.
- Workpapers: Contains most of the assumptions and sources behind the portfolios used in Phase I of the Low Carbon Grid study.
- Workpapers, Supplement 1: Detailed load forecast projections, supplementing Appendix A of the Workpapers.
- Workpapers, Supplement 2: Spreadsheet developed by E3, used to calculate the fixed charge rate for each technology for the utility revenue requirement impact analysis.
- Workpapers, Supplement 3: Capital cost assumptions and calculations for the utility revenue requirement impact analysis.
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