Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Development on DOE Legacy Management Lands

Authors: Dahle, D. Elliott, D. Heimiller, D. Mehos, M. Robichaud, R. Schwartz, M. Stafford, B. Walker, A.
 
Abstract: This report represents an initial activity for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) to identify and evaluate renewable energy resources on LM-managed federal lands. Within DOE LM's long-term surveillance and maintenance role, a key function is the establishment of environmentally sound future land uses by evaluating potential land reuse options. To support consideration of renewable energy power development as a land reuse option task, DOE LM and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established a partnership to conduct an assessment of renewable energy resources on LM lands in the United States. The LM/NREL team used geographic information system (GIS) data to analyze and assess the potential for concentrating solar power (CSP), photovoltaics (PV), and wind power generation on LM lands. GIS screening criteria developed with industry from previous studies for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service were applied to produce tables prioritized by renewable resource potential for all federal lands provided by LM. A principal objective was to gauge the renewable industry's interest in pursuing renewable power development on LM Lands. This assessment report provides DOE LM with information to consider when assessing alternatives of land reuse options for current and future LM lands.
Publication Date: 01 Feb 2008
Report numbers: DOE/GO-102007-2435
DOE Contract number: AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type: Technical Report
Research Organizations: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Organizations: USDOE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
LAND USE
MAINTENANCE
MANAGEMENT
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
WIND POWER

Subjects:
Related subjects:
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER
ENERGY ANALYSIS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
LEGACY MANAGEMENT LANDS
LM
NREL
OFFICE OF LEGACY MANAGEMENT
PHOTOVOLTAICS
SOLAR
WIND