Tag Archives: Modeling

Annual Energy Outlook 2016 Now Available

Yesterday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook 2016.  EIA has updated its reference case to include new legislation and regulations enacted since April 2015, as well as model changes and data updates.  In the electric power … Continue reading

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PJM Issues Report on CPP Compliance

Earlier this month, PJM released a report analyzing the Clean Power Plan’s impact on electricity economics and reliability.  The report analyzed seven different compliance pathways and found that PJM would be able to both achieve the CPP’s CO2 emissions reduction … Continue reading

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New NREL Study Examines Renewable Generation Integration in the Eastern Interconnection

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to examine the potential impacts that high penetrations of wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) may have on the Eastern Interconnection by evaluating the conditions system operators would … Continue reading

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New White Paper Examines Cost Impacts of Nuclear Retirements on CPP Compliance

A recent white paper issued by the global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, The Impacts of Nuclear Retirements under the Clean Power Plan, suggests that the recent and potentially continuing uptick in nuclear retirements, currently totaling 8.3 gigawatts or 8% … Continue reading

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Modeling the CPP and Post-2030 Possibilities

Georgia Tech recently released a working paper entitled The Clean Power Plan and Beyond. With a particular eye toward impacts in the South, the study uses Georgia Tech’s version of the National Energy Modeling System to look at four compliance … Continue reading

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