Electric companies face unprecedented uncertainties from future policies, climate conditions, and technology advancements. Outcomes of regulatory and policy actions will drive investment decisions far into the future. Climate damages require new approaches for system planning and maintaining resiliency. Further uncertainty is added by changing fuel markets; increasing renewable resources; cost, performance, and availability of key generation and emission control technologies; uncertain economic and demand growth; and availability of capital. The intersection of policy, technology, and climate impacts is an evolving landscape that presents numerous challenges for the long-term strategy of utilities and policymakers.

To meet these challenges, the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Energy Systems and Climate Analysis group applies their expertise to provide public- and private-sector decision makers with fundamental insights.

CA state electrification project

EPRI leads model intercomparison of Nuclear Energy's Future Role in Decarbonized Energy Systems More

Net-Zero 2050

EPRI Releases Net-Zero 2050: U.S. Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization Scenario Analysis More | Report PDF

AR grid selecting CO2

EPRI submit public comments on EPA's draft new social cost of greenhouse gases (SC-GHG) methodology More

greenhouse gas economy-wide emissions

EPRI research on actions for reducing US emissions at least 50% by 2030 published in Science. More

Efficient Electrification NY

EPRI investigates Canadian pathways to achieving deep reductions in GHG emissions to accelerate more sustainable energy systems and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. More

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