This article is the first in a series entitled “Real Talk on Reliability,” which will examine the reliability needs of our grid as we move toward 100% clean electricity and electrify more end-uses on the path to a climate stable…
This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the technical analysis. Users can interact with graphs showing the build rates for clean energy resources under the three 85 percent clean electricity portfolios, an example of how much of each resource is relied on every month of the year, and how the California grid can meet reliability in the most challenging hour of key tested stress conditions.
The United States Energy Policy Simulator 3.3 update builds on the previously released version 3.2.1 by adding demographic breakdowns of premature mortality, improving the user interface, and adding policies to address domestic manufacturing and nitrous oxide emissions, among other improvements.
Modeling using the updated Energy Policy Simulator with added public health capabilities finds a set of clean energy policies that achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 would save more than 45,000 lives while preventing 1.3 million asthma attacks, more than 25,000 hospital admissions, and almost 4.5 million lost workdays every year by 2050.
The United States Energy Policy Simulator 3.0 update includes the ability to model how policies will affect gross domestic product (GDP), jobs, and employee compensation, and also incorporates data on public health impacts per ton of pollutant.
Energy Innovation analysis shows that reaching 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 would avoid 16,000 premature deaths and create massive economic productivity gains – getting to 100 percent in 2035 would avoid losing about 1.7 million workdays to poor health.
This online data explorer allows anyone to view the economic, jobs, generation, and emissions benefits from creating a Southeast RTO in a dynamic format along with specific results for each of the seven states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) included in the regional model.
This online data explorer supports the 90 percent by 2035 research by allowing anyone to see how the U.S. grid’s generation mix, cumulative clean energy additions, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions change over time in each of the country’s regional grid areas.
The United States Energy Policy Simulator 2.0 update includes the ability to model net-zero emissions, new policies, and new fuels like hydrogen.