EPA's Power Sector Modeling Platform v6 using IPM January 2020 Reference Case
February 20, 2020 - EPA is making the latest power sector modeling platform available, including the associated input data and modeling assumptions, outputs, and documentation. For questions or other inquiries regarding EPA’s Platform v6, please contact us using our online form.
This January 2020 reference case includes the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, in addition to other data updates as documented, and uses January 2020 version of NEEDS.
The Integrated Planning Model (IPM) is a multi-regional, dynamic, deterministic linear programming model of the U.S. electric power sector. It provides forecasts of least-cost capacity expansion, electricity dispatch, and emission control strategies for meeting energy demand and environmental, transmission, dispatch, and reliability constraints. IPM can be used to evaluate the cost and emissions impacts of proposed policies to limit emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen chloride (HCl), and mercury (Hg) from the electric power sector.
- NEEDS v6
- Documentation for EPA's Power Sector Modeling Platform v6 - January 2020 Reference Case
- Results using EPA's Power Sector Modeling Platform v6 - January 2020 Reference Case
- IPM Peer Review
- Retail Price Model - Documentation describing how EPA estimates the difference in average retail electricity prices between projection scenarios.
- Power Sector Labor Analysis Methodology - Documentation describing how EPA estimates the difference in power sector labor demand between projection scenarios.
- Previous versions of EPA Platforms
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