Clean Energy Baselines for Load-Serving Entities Under a Federal Clean Energy Standard

  • Author(s): CRS Staff
  • Date: July 30th, 2021 | Document | 11 Pages

  • Current proposals for the federal Clean Energy Standard (CES) incorporate existing renewable energy resources and may require the establishment of baselines to measure progress made by load serving entities towards compliance targets. This discussion draft, released by CRS’s Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP), evaluates several key issues for establishing baselines including the criteria used to define eligible generation, establishing a baseline year, disposition of owned generation and specified purchases, interaction with existing state renewable portfolio standards and goals, and use of existing accounting tools.

    Note: this discussion draft may be updated with stakeholder input. Please direct any feedback to Peggy Kellen, CRS Policy Director here.

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