Electric utilities face unprecedented uncertainties from new environmental regulations and future energy and climate policies. Outcomes of these regulatory and policy actions will drive decisions about retrofitting plants with additional or new equipment or retiring them. 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. To meet these challenges, the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Energy Systems and Climate Analysis program develops and applies modeling tools to provide public- and private-sector decision makers with fundamental insights regarding the cost and performance of policy alternatives, both for the electric sector and the overall economy.

Net-Zero 2050

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

AR grid selecting CO2

EPRI Submits Public Comments on the Proposed SEC Climate Disclosure Rule 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

CA state electrification project

EPRI leverages social cost of carbon research in new technical brief that responds to the Biden Administration's call to produce updated estimates. More

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