Making the Best Use of Incentive Dollars for Distributed Wind

Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In this webinar, Trudy Forsyth of NREL and Heather Rhoads-Weaver of eFormative Options provided an interactive demonstration of the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool, designed to identify distributed wind policy best practices as part of a U.S. DOE-funded project that ranked states based on their current incentives and market environments, and calculated impacts on project economics for various levels of rebates, feed-in tariffs (FIT), and other incentives.

“Power Through Policy: ‘Best Practices’ for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind” is intended to help policy makers, utilities, and advocates to better understand what policy improvements are most needed for small wind turbines up to 100 kW, and where. The Policy Tool and accompanying Guidebook, released in September 2011, show which policy combinations have the most (and least) impact on the bottom line. Read more about this tool here.


  • Trudy Forsyth, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Heather Rhoads-Weaver, eFormative Options