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United States Renewables Report Q3 2016

  • May 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 52 pages

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Latest Updates and Structural Trends

- We expect wind and solar capacity to grow by 13.5% and 38.5% in 2016 respectively, with overall nonhydopowerrenewables generating a 8.24% share of total electricity generation.

- MidAmerican Energy Company filed a proposal with the Iowa Utilities Board in April 2016 to build anup to 2GW Wind XI power complex in the US state. The company is yet to identify a location for theUSD3.6bn scheme.

- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received a lease request from Trident Winds inMarch 2016 to develop an up to 800MW floating wind power project off the California coast, US. Theproposed project will be built offshore Morro Bay and will be installed with 100 units of up to 8MWfloating turbines. BOEM will now issue a Federal Register Notice to find out if any other firms areinterested in developing projects in the same area. The agency will then launch a competitive or a noncompetitiveleasing process for the project, depending on whether any interest is expressed by otherfirms.

- In February 2016 the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) voted 5 to 4 to halt the Clean Power Plan'simplementation until a pending lawsuit against the plan's legality - presented by more than two dozenstates, coal miners and utilities arguing that the EPA overstepped its authority - is set by the Court ofAppeals for the DC Circuit. Oral arguments for the lawsuit are scheduled to be heard on June 2016. Theplan was unveiled in August 2015 and aims to reduce emissions from power plants by 32% (based on2005 levels) by 2030.

- The multi-year extension of the US government's tax credits in December 2015 for solar and wind powerhave increased long-term predictability for investors and developers in the sector, rendering the US oneof the world's most attractive solar markets in the world and led to a strong ten-year forecast also for thewind sector.

- In December 2015, Google announced in December 2015 that it signed power purchase agreements(PPAs) for 842MW of renewable capacity to power its datacentres.

Table Of Contents

United States Renewables Report Q3 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Table: Renewables Headline Forecasts (United States 2015-2021) 7
SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
United States Renewables Forecast Scenario 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 12
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (United States 2014-2019) 24
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (United States 2020-2025) 25
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (United States 2014-2019) 26
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (United States 2020-2025) 27
United States Renewables Projects Database 29
Table: United States Top Ten Renewable Projects By Capacity (MW) 29
Industry Risk/Reward Index 30
United States Renewables Risk/Reward Index 30
Rewards 30
Risks 31
Market Overview 32
Sustainable Energy Policy And Infrastructure 32
Targets 32
Subsidies 34
Infrastructure 36
Competitive Landscape 42
Avangrid/Iberdrola 43
Exelon 43
NextEra/FPL 44
Mid-American/PacifiCorp 44
Siemens AG 45
Glossary 46
Table: Glossary Of Terms 46
Methodology 47
Methodology And Sources 47
Industry Forecast Methodology 47
Sources 49
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 49
Table: Renewables Risk/Reward Index Indicators 51
Table: Weighting Indicators 52

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