Models

U.S. Regional Economy, Greenhouse Gas, and Energy (US-REGEN)

The US Regional Economy, Greenhouse Gas, and Energy Model (US-REGEN) is a new model developed by the Electric Power Research Institute. It combines a detailed dispatch and capacity expansion model of the United States electric sector with a high-level dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the United States economy, including sectoral detail in electric power production, energy demand, and transportation. The two models are solved iteratively to convergence, allowing analysis of policy impacts on the electric sector taking into account economy level responses. This makes US-REGEN capable of modeling a wide range of environmental and energy policies in both the electric and non-electric sectors.

EPRI Reports

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    Current Documentation

Product ID Name Published Type
3002004748 US-REGEN Unit Commitment Model Documentation 31-Mar-2015 Technical Results
3002004693 Program on Technology Innovation: US-REGEN Model Documentation 2014 15-Dec-2014 Technical Update


    Methodology

Product ID Name Published Type
3002008653 Simulating Annual Variation in Load, Wind, and Solar by Representative Hour Selection 09-Jun-2016 Technical Results
3002000872 PRISM 2.0: Natural Gas Infrastructure Assessment 27-Feb-2014 Technical Update
3002000873 PRISM 2.0: CO2 Pipeline Infrastructure Assessment 27-Feb-2014 Technical Update
3002001675 PRISM 2.0: Regional Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Abatement Potential in the United States for 2010-2030 30-Sep-2013 Technical Update
3002001455 PRISM 2.0: Mixed Logit Consumer Vehicle Choice Modeling Using Revealed Preference Data 30-Sep-2013 Technical Update
1026862 PRISM 2.0: Estimating Energy Substitution Parameters for the U.S. Regional Economy, Greenhouse Gas, and Energy (US-REGEN) Model 30-Sep-2013 Technical Report
3002001462 PRISM 2.0: Personal Transportation Module of the U.S. Regional Economy, Greenhouse Gas, and Energy (US-REGEN) Model: A Guide to Operation and Development 26-Sep-2013 Technical Update
3002001463 PRISM 2.0: Simulated Solar Energy Output Data for the Lower 48 States 20-Sep-2013 Technical Update
3002000871 PRISM 2.0: Modeling Technology Learning for Electricity Supply Technologies 19-Sep-2013 Technical Update
3002000128 PRISM 2.0: Regional Energy and Economic Model Development and Initial Application, US-REGEN Model Documentation 17-Sep-2013 Technical Report


    Analysis

Product ID Name Published Type
3002004659 Applying the Social Cost of Carbon: Technical Considerations 20-Jul-2016 Technical Report
3002008242 Technical and Economic Challenges of Flexible Operations: Case Studies of California and Texas 28-Mar-2016 Technical Results
3002006517 Program on Technology Innovation: Fossil Fleet Transition with Fuel Changes and Large Scale Variable Renewable Integration 02-Oct-2015 Technical Results
3002003946 Decreasing Returns to Renewable Energy 26-Jan-2015 Technical Results
3002006517 Program on Technology Innovation: Fossil Fleet Transition with Fuel Changes and Large Scale Variable Renewable Integration 02-Oct-2015 Technical Results
3002002333 Implications of a New Source Performance Standard for New Fossil Generation: A High-Level Bounding Analysis Based on the US-REGEN Model 27-Nov-2013 Technical Update
1026743 Prism 2.0: The Value of Innovation in Environmental Controls 3-Oct-2012 Technical Report
Peer Reviewed Publications
Name Author Published Size
A Clean Energy Standard Analysis with the US-REGEN Model New window icon Geoff Blanford, James Merrick, David Young June 2014  

Model for Estimating the Regional and Global Effects of Greenhouse Gas Reductions (MERGE)

MERGE is an intertemporal general equilibrium model with a reduced-form representation of the economy, the energy sector, related emissions and concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the climate system. It is designed to be sufficiently transparent to allow exploration of the implications of alternative viewpoints in the greenhouse debate.

EPRI Reports

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Product ID Name Published Type
1020389 The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions: The Full Portfolio 2009 26-Oct-2009 Corporate
1015461 The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions: The Full Portfolio Discussion Paper 5-Sep-2007 Corporate
Articles / Presentations
Name Author Published Size
International Offsets: The potential role of the energy sector PDF icon Geoff Blanford May 2010 809 KB
Stabilization and the Energy Sector PDF icon Geoff Blanford May 2010 410 KB
Feasible climate targets: The roles of economic growth, coalition development and expectations New window icon Geoff Blanford December 2009  
Breaking the climate stalemate? New window icon Geoff Blanford December 2009  
The value of technological advance in decarbonizing the U.S. economy New window icon Rich Richels July 2008  

Forestry and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model with Greenhouse Gases (FASOM-GHG) Description / Results List

The Forestry and Agricultural Sector Optimization Model with Greenhouse Gases (FASOM-GHG) is an intertemporal partial equilibrium model of the U.S. forestry and agricultural economic sectors, including biomass production for bioenergy. It is designed for detailed evaluation of potential changes in future U.S. forestry and agriculture commodity production and consumption, land management, land allocation, and greenhouse gases with respect to alternative economic, technological, biophysical, and policy scenarios.

Articles / Presentations
Name Author Published Size
U.S. Biomass Supply for Power & Environmental Implications (Draft Results) Steven Rose June 2011 684 KB
Net Farm Income and Land Use under a U.S. Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Geoff Blanford April 2011 910 KB

Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System

The Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) is a modular state-of-the-art generation expansion software package. EGEAS is used by utility planners to produce integrated resource plans, evaluate independent power producers, develop avoided costs and environmental compliance plans, and analyze life extension alternatives. EGEAS is a set of computer modules that determine an optimum expansion plan or simulate detailed production costs for a prespecified plan. Expansion plans are defined by the type, size, and installation date for each new generating facility or demand-side management resource. Optimum expansion plans are developed in terms of annual costs, operating expenses, and carrying charges on investment. The objective is to find an integrated resource plan that meets the objective function specified by the user. The two objective functions in EGEAS include: minimizing total present worth costs and minimizing levelized annual customer rates. Click here for more information about EGEAS and how to obtain an EGEAS license from EPRI.

EGEAS Documentation

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Product ID Name Published Type
3002005317 EGEAS v11 Final Production Software 23-Jun-2015 Software
3002006439 EGEAS Capabilities Manual: Version 11.0 19-Jun-2015 Technical Results
3002006440 EGEAS User's Guide: Version 11.0 19-Jun-2015 Technical Results
EGEAS Presentations
Name Author Published Size
The Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) Software - 2016 EPRI Update, EGEAS Users Group Meeting PDF icon Adam Diamant September 28, 2016 339 KB
The Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) Software - 2015 EPRI Update, EGEAS Users Group Meeting PDF icon Adam Diamant September 17, 2015 302 KB
Overview of EPRI’s Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) Version 10 PDF icon Adam Diamant April 16, 2015 427 KB
Electric Power Resource Planning: EGEAS Software Overview PDF icon Wah Sing Ng April 16, 2015 996 KB
Update on EPRI's Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) Software, EGEAS Users Group Meeting, PDF icon Adam Diamant October 15, 2014 255 KB
Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) Software v10.0, EPRI Program 178b Webcast PDF icon Adam Diamant April 2014 294 KB
RP/EGEAS Overview, EPRI Program 178b Webcast New window icon Wah Sing Ng and Bill Fleck April 2014 284 KB
EGEAS Uses at MISO, EPRI Program 178b Webcast New window icon John Lawhorn April 2014 2.25 MB