NREL Energy Analysis Forum, November 9-10, 2004
"Understanding State and Regional Electricity Markets: Analytic Issues for Efficiency and Renewable Energy"
Sheraton Denver West - Lakewood, Colorado
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held its fourth Energy Analysis Forum in Golden, Colorado, on November 9-10, 2004.
The two-day event brought together key decision makers and analysts to look at critical issues relating to the development of markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The forum focused on state and regional electricity markets, with an emphasis on policy issues, financing, and market opportunities and barriers.
The forum sessions are a combination of presentations and group discussions, providing background on these analytic issues. On the second day, smaller "working groups" discussed available tools and studies, and identified analytic needs. The final session included a full group discussion of an analytic framework and recommendations for next steps.
Our speakers and panel participants addressed specific questions (MS Word 32 KB) during their presentations, providing consistent information.
Please check out the presentations that were given at the forum, as well as background information on our impressive group of speakers and panelists. We have produced a summary of the forum (PDF 296 KB) Download Adobe Reader, which includes highlights from the presentations and discussions, as well as our short list of recommendations. We invite comments and continued discussions on how to move forward with these recommendations. Please e-mail the Strategic Energy Analysis Center with your feedback.
NREL also hosted a reception on the evening of November 9, which included a poster session that highlighted key NREL models and tools. Copies of the posters are available on this Web site.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Energy Analysis Forum focuses on analytic issues and their importance to the nation's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. This forum is the fourth in a series of energy analysis forums sponsored by NREL (more information on the first, second, third, and fifth forums can be found on these Web site). These forums are designed to bring together energy analysts with other stakeholders to address analysis related to specific energy technology, policy, or market issues.