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.
|M 6:00-7:50 PM||TBA|
|W 8:00-9:50 PM||TBA|
Classes start the week of May 24. The last week of classes is the week of July 5 (Monday's class will meet on Tuesday, July 6th). Final exams are July 12-14.
Materials To Be Announced