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How renewables are competing in the wholesale market without mandates

amy gahran | greentech media | 24 may 2016 

PA's Barbara Sands, renewable energy expert, is quoted in an article in Greentech Media. The article discusses the growth of solar and wind energy in the U.S. and its impact on the wholesale electricity market.

Barbara explains: This definitely doesn’t put government and policy out of the picture as key drivers of renewable energy growth. Not by a long shot.

Barbara continues: In Georgia, which does not have a state-level renewable energy standard, most projected growth is expected to happen on military bases. These solar facilities are being sited on military bases. While they are not necessarily configured to be isolated and serve the base separately, they could potentially do so in the future.

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Barbara concludes: Government mandates on the local level are also still driving growth. Some cities and municipalities have their own goals and targets for renewables. So some utilities are adding solar to meet an RPS goal, just not one set at the state level.

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