RPS Goal Technical Services

CLIENT: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

IEC Corporation identified, quantified, and assessed the cost of both potential new local renewable resources and alternative distant renewable resources to meet SMUD’s RPS Goals of 23% by 2011 and 33% by 2020, including the costs of transmission to deliver distant energy to load.  Work included: identification, collection, and review of publicly available data and reports regarding the renewable resources within and near SMUD territory; creation of local proxy renewable resources including solar, biomass/biogas including the estimated cost of building, connecting and commissioning the projects and any potential barriers to the proposed projects; similar creation of distant proxy electricity generation projects utilizing renewable resources that can deliver to SMUD’s transmission/distribution grid; and comparison of the local projects and the distant projects in order to identify which would be more cost effective.