Policy Profile

Renewable Portfolio Standard

Policy description:


Policy components are under review. Future updates will reflect state regulatory and resource differences.

One of the oldest and most successful advanced energy strategies, renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) specify a percentage of utility sales or a specific megawatt hour (MWh) capacity to be provided by renewable resources by a specific time. For more information, see the full policy brief.

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  1. Does the state have a portfolio standard? yes = 1, no = 0
  2. Is the standard mandatory? Yes = 1, No = 0
  3. If the state has a mandatory RPS, is the target at least 20%? Yes = 1, No = 0
  4. Does the mandatory RPS's primary tier exclude non-renewable or legacy renewable energy facilities? Yes = 1, No = 0
  5. Does the mandatoy RPS apply statewide? Yes = 1, No = 0