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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Renewable Power Pathways: A Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9843.
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Acronyms

APS

Arizona Public Service

CNES

Comprehensive Natural Energy Strategy

CSP

concentrating solar power

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

EERE

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

EGS

enhanced geothermal systems

FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FY

fiscal year

GEF

Global Environment Facility

HDR

hot dry rock HTAP Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel

IEEE

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ISO

Independent System Operator

NADET

Natural Advanced Drilling and Excavation Technology

NSF

National Science Foundation

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Renewable Power Pathways: A Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9843.
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OIT

Office of Industrial Technologies

OPT

Office of Power Technologies

OTT

Office of Transportation Technologies

PCAST

President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

PURPA

Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978

R&D

research and development

SBC

systems benefits changes

SEGS

solar electric generating station

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Renewable Power Pathways: A Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9843.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Renewable Power Pathways: A Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9843.
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Renewable Power Pathways is the result of a study by the National Research Council (NRC) Committee for the Programmatic Review of the Office of Power Technologies (OPT) review of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Power Technologies and its research and development (R&D) programs. The OPT, which is part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, conducts R&D programs for the production of electricity from renewable energy sources. Some of these programs are focused on photovoltaic, wind, solar, thermal, geothermal, biopower, and hydroelectric energy technologies; others are focused on energy storage, electric transmission (including superconductivity), and hydrogen technologies. A recent modest initiative is focused on distributed power-generation technologies. This report reviews the activities of each of OPT's programs and makes recommendations for OPT as a whole and major recommendations for individual OPT programs.

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