Wind Energy Industry in the US and Canada: A Note on the Regulatory Environment


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This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

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Case Code : BENV007 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Themes

Business Environment
Case Length : 08 Pages
Period : 2003-2006
Pub Date : 2006
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Microsoft
Industry : Alternative Energy
Countries : USA, Canada

Abstract:

This case discusses the various policy initiatives undertaken by the US and Canadian governments to promote the wind energy sector. Regulatory environment creates demand for wind energy by making it mandatory for power generators and suppliers to include wind power as a portion of their power supply.

Tax credits incentivize installation of wind energy generation capacity that helps to increase the supply of wind energy. The US and Canada also have significant offshore wind energy generation potential, which can supplement onshore wind power generation. Favorable regulations need to be framed to support offshore wind energy generation.

The case highlights the importance of regulatory environment for the sustainable development of the wind energy industry.

Issues:

Understand the importance of wind energy as an eco-friendly and reusable energy source for power generation

Understand the importance of having a favorable regulatory environment for the development of the wind energy industry

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
Wind Energy Generation in the Us and Canada 2
Regulatory Environment 3
Future Outlook 6
Exhibits 7

Keywords:

Wind Energy Industry, Regulatory Environment, Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), Production Tax Credit, Greenhouse Gas Emission, Fossil Fuel Consumption, Wind Power Production Incentives (WPPI), Feed-in Tariff, Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines, Net Metering Systems, Advanced Energy Initiative, Research and Development, American Wind Energy Association, Alternative Green Power Source

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