Are you ready for your next wind deal?

Are you ready for your next wind deal?

In this white paper, ICF International experts provide an assessment of challenges and opportunities for wind projects. ICF believes that despite challenges such as scheduled expiration of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), limited transmission capability in premium resource areas and increasing competition from solar generation, wind generation will continue to grow its market share in the next decade due to regulatory dynamics incenting renewables (CPP and expanded RPS) and technological improvements. 

ICF believes a combination of policy and technology related factors likely will encourage further new development. Forthcoming contract and hedge expirations for existing facilities will drive increasing merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Wind could have a substantial new opportunity under the recently finalized Clean Power Plan (CPP) emission rate implementation option whereby renewable energy need not be delivered locally to be credited as reduction in a state’s average CO2 emission rate. Among the rush of projects timed to take advantage of the recent federal production tax credit (PTC) extensions, those that can access premium pricing areas (via smart transmission due diligence) are clearly more likely to succeed than others. 

Download your copy of this white paper to learn more.

Meet the authors
  1. Himali Parmar, Vice President, Energy Advisory Services, Interconnection and Transmission

    Himali joined ICF in 2002 and is an expert in renewable integration, interconnection assessments, production cost modeling, forecasting transmission congestion and losses, and their effect on locational power prices and asset valuation. View bio

  2. Shanthi Muthiah, Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Energy Advisory

    Shanthi leads our energy advisory practice which has helped clients deploy billions of dollars in investments in the energy sector. View bio

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