Policy Profile

Renewable Portfolio Standard

Policy description:

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 date. For more information, see the full policy brief.

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  1. Does the state have a portfolio standard?
  2. Is the standard mandatory?
  3. If the state has a mandatory RPS, is the target at least 30%?
  4. Does the mandatory RPS's primary tier exclude non-renewable or legacy renewable energy facilities?
  5. Does the mandatory RPS apply to all electric providers?