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Renewables and Coal: Results of EIA Annual Energy 
Outlook 2018 Alternate Policy Cases

Manussawee Sukunta – Renewable Energy Economist 
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 ~ 2-3 pm Eastern


Since original enactment in 1992, federal tax credits for renewables have been modified and extended several times. Most recently, in December 2015 Congress extended the qualifying deadlines and phaseout schedules for the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and they are scheduled to expire or diminish by 2022.

EIA recently modeled alternate cases in relation to its Annual Energy Outlook 2018 to analyze varying policies for renewables generation. This included two scenarios for renewable tax credits and a scenario for the impact of tariffs on imported solar PV cells and modules:


       PTC and/or ITC Extension – extends the PTC and ITC through 2050 at full value (no phaseout)

       Early PTC/ITC Sunset – eliminates the PTC and ITC in 2019

       Solar PV Tariff – imposes a declining 4-year tariff on PV imports for PV systems installed 2019-22

Also, a Clean Power Plan (CPP) case summarizing the potential effects of hypothetical CPP implementation of U.S. electricity markets was developed.

Join us as Manussawee Sukunta discusses these cases and the resulting impacts to the generation mix, energy prices, tax credit payments, and other market impacts.


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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.


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