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Canada’s ZEV Policy Handbook

The government of Canada, along with 9 other countries, has committed to a target of 30% of new vehicle sales being electric by 2030 as part of the Clean Energy Ministerial 30@30. Across the country, interest in electric vehicles is growing, and some provinces have put in measures to increase electric vehicle sales. But how can Canada ensure long-term sales goals are achieved?



Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets: Current Status 2017

This report, published annually, summarizes the progress of fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) development in the United States and discusses the achievements and challenges of introducing fuel cell propulsion in transit. The report provides a summary of results from evaluations performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This annual status report combines results from all FCEB demonstrations, tracks the progress of the FCEB industry toward meeting technical targets, documents the lessons learned, and discusses the path forward for commercial viability of fuel cell technology for transit buses. These data and analyses help provide needed information to guide future early-stage research and development. The 2017 summary results primarily focus on the most recent year for each demonstration, from August 2016 through July 2017.



Emerging Storage Technologies for Solar Mini Grids

One major challenge facing solar mini-grids serving low-income rural communities in countries like India, is the absence of durable, cost-effective, high-performance storage solutions. Conventional lead-acid batteries, which are the current default, struggle on multiple fronts. As a step towards addressing this problem, ITT identified a number of high-potential battery technologies currently not on the Indian market, and̶in partnership with Tata PowerDDL̶conducted a series of rigorous tests to determine the technical appropriateness of these batteries for the rural Indian mini-grid context. Three battery types were tested: Advanced lead-acid (ALA), Aqueous hybrid ion (AHI), and Lithium-ion (with lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt chemistry), along with conventional lead-acid (Absorbent Glass Mat, or AGM) as a benchmark.


Providing Energy Access Through Off-Grid Solar: Guidance for Governments

The guide outlines the core elements of supportive policy frameworks that have been shown to work in accelerating electricity access in key markets. It also provides best practice examples and resource references, with input from companies, development finance players and other stakeholders operating in Africa, South Asia and other key regions, that governments can learn from. By raising awareness and highlighting successful policies that can be replicated, the report’s authors hope to catalyze improved policy decision-making in other countries that will further advance energy access goals.



Regional Transmission Planning: A Review of Practices Following FERC Order Nos. 890 and 1000

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order Nos. 890 and 10001 established requirements that transmission planning regions must follow in regional transmission planning and allocating the costs of new transmission facilities. Order No. 890, issued in 2007, outlined general requirements for local as well as regional transmission planning practices and procedures. Order No. 1000, issued in 2011, laid out specific requirements for: (1) regional transmission planning; (2) consideration of transmission needs driven by public policy requirements; (3) non-incumbent transmission development; (4) interregional transmission coordination; and (5) cost allocation for transmission facilities that have been selected in a regional transmission plan for purposes of cost allocation. This report reviews how these FERC orders are being implemented by the 12 transmission planning regions recognized by FERC.