Policy Documents

The Economic Impact of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman, Michael Head –
December 19, 2012

Pennsylvania’s current Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard law will raise the cost of electricity by $2.55 billion for the state’selectricity consumers in 2021, within a range of $1.71 billion and $3.24 billion. Pennsylvania’s electricity prices will rise by 11.9 percent by 2021, due to the current AEPS law.