Business Monitor International


United States Renewables Report

Published 04 July 2014

  • 48 pages
 
$1,295.00
United States Renewables Report

BMI View: The newly announced EPA emissions regulations governing existing US power plants come as a significant boost to the US renewables market. We believe that not only do they have a positive effect on investor sentiment towards the market, but also the potential to further incre ase renewable technology's cost- competitiveness - particularly solar. This, coupled with improving market conditions in the global solar power industry and projected increased demand (for both commercial and ho usehold projects), has lead us to upwardly revise our US solar forecasts this quarter.

The sheer size of the US's renewables industry, in terms of installed capacity and generation, is undeniable. A high level of investment, encouraged by government subsidies and state-level renewable energy targets, has enabled the sector to expand rapidly over the past decade, driving the country to become a global renewables powerhouse.

Developments in the US renewables industry include:

  • The National Climate Assessment report unveiled in early May 2014 provides a detailed account of the impact of climate change on the US. The report is expected to underpin President Barack Obama's green energy agenda over the next two years and will determine the direction of US environmental policy.

  • In May 2014, Obama announced a number of measures that the administration will adopt to boost energy efficiency and promote solar power technology across the US. Commitments have been reportedly made by more than 300 public and private-sector partners to improve energy efficiency and install solar capacity - reportedly equating to 850MW of solar capacity and saving roughly USD26bn in energy costs.

  • A molten salt storage solar power demonstration plant, which is being developed by Areva, came online in New Mexico in early May 2014. The project is funded by the US Department of Energy and uses compact linear fresnel reflector technology, in conjunction with molten salt storage techniques.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
5
SWOT
7
Industry Forecast
9
United States Renewables Forecast Scenario
9
Table: United States Total Electricity Generation, Historical Data & Forecasts, 2012-2017
9
Table: United States Total Electricity Generation, Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
10
Table: United States Electricity Generating Capacity, Historical Data & Forecasts, 2012-2017
12
Table: United States Electricity Generating Capacity, Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
14
United States Renewables Projects Database
24
Table: US Renewables Projects
24
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
33
United States Renewables Risk/Reward Ratings
33
Rewards
33
Risks
34
Market Overview
35
Sustainable Energy Policy And Infrastructure
35
Targets (Renewables & Emissions)
35
Subsidies
36
Table: Renewable Feed-In Tariffs In The US, 2012
37
Infrastructure
39
Competitive Landscape
41
Iberdrola
41
Exelon
41
NextEra/FPL
42
Mid-American/PacifiCorp
42
Siemens AG
43
Glossary
44
Table: Glossary Of Terms
44
Methodology
45
Methodology And Sources
45
Industry Forecast Methodology
45
Sources
47
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
47
Table: Renewables Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
49
Table: Weighting Indicators
51

The United States Renewables Report researched at source contains Business Monitor International (BMI)'s assessment of the current renewables market in United States. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2017 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).

The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in United States, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.

The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in United States, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.

BMI's United States Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the United States renewables industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent renewables industry forecasts for United States to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in the renewables market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the United States renewables sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in the country.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in United States, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2017 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.

These in turn are broken down into:

Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.

Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.

These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Renewables Business Environment Ratings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Ratings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.

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