NREL: First Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) is in Texas


The Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) concept has emerged as a transmission- 
planning tool to help scale up the penetration of solar, wind, and other
resources on the power system. 

A REZ is a geographic area characterized by several features that support cost-effective renewable energy (RE) development, including high-quality RE resources, suitable  topography, and strong developer interest. 

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