The Current Impact and Future Implications of Renewable Energy on Generation and Distribution in Deregulated and Regulated States

Abstract

At this very moment, the power grid, upon which the citizens of the U.S.A. and the world rely, is in a state of major transition. Energy cost fluctuations and bulk-power market volatility have increased, often the result of the proliferation of renewable energy and the decreased use of fossil fuel-based energy. While renewable energy is a boon to our environment, many contemporary policy-makers identify that fossil fuel-based energy may still need to be employed to keep the power systems functioning because they contend that, “… the sun does not always shine and the winds also become calm.” This researcher investigated and analyzed renewable energy data sets in both regulated and deregulated states and applied a variety of statistical treatments to multiple power industry, government, and other public references. The intent of this research is to explicate the contrasts and use implications between fossil fuel-based traditional energy and renewable energy in regulated and deregulated states. Encompassed within this study is a renewable energy policy analysis and the influence it has on both regulated and deregulated energy markets.

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill, (1952)

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