The course will cover solar and wind generation technologies and the issues involved in developing, siting, and integrating them into the U.S. electricity grid. The course will review the major renewable energy laws and regulations designed to promote renewable generation resources, including federal tax subsidies, state renewable portfolio standards, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and net metering. The class will consider the intermittent character of wind and solar resources, and the policy and legal aspects of possible ways to overcome this phenomenon. In light of the location constraints of wind resources, key regulatory issues affecting transmission access will also be addressed. Turning to the transportation sector, the course will consider vehicle electrification (widespread market integration of electric vehicles) as a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
|T/Th 6:00-7:50 PM||Online Meeting|
Classes start the week of May 23. No classes held on Monday May 31.The last week of classes is the week of July 4. Monday's class will meet on Tuesday, July 5. Final exams are July 11-13.