It is an article of faith of conservative economists that renewable energy raises electric rates and causes economic distress. To make their case, they produce detailed analyses, such as Ref (1), based on cost assumptions.
The acid test of the effects of renewable energy is its actual effect on actual electric rates. I have previously shown that electric rates, as well as unemployment rates, are independent of the amount of renewable energy produced in a state (2). Those were 2016 data. The 2017 data are now in (3) and are consistent with earlier data. With the exceptionof traditionally expensive states (Alaska, Hawaii, and New England) the data lie in a narrow band, confirming that renewable energy does not raise electric rates.
(1) Orphe Divounguy, et al., Economic Research Center Analysis: The Impact of Renewables Portfolio Standards on the Ohio Economy, The Buckeye Institute, March 3, 2017 https://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/library/doclib/The-Impact-of-Renewables-Portfolio-Standards-on-the-Ohio-Economy.pdf
(2) Alan R. Rosenfield, LWVO Testimony on HB114 -RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARDS, House Public Utilities Committee, March 21, 2017, https://drive.google.com/file/d/15GaqwwQqr692-UStmRxnYFF3hyt8Cbd-/view\
(3) Energy Information Administration, Electrc Power Monthly, Feb. 2018, https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/archive/february2018.pdf