Research Guide

The Energy Systems and Climate Analysis (ESCA) group provides technical data and information, analytic tools, and energy system modelling to inform utilities’ decarbonization transition strategies, and help utilities assess the power system’s resilience to climate change impacts, including more frequent and/or more intense weather. This team also produces critical information, analysis, and tools to improve long-range resource planning and corporate risk management, including objective cost and performance data for emerging and existing technologies, as well as new resource planning methods to address decarbonization, technology integration, and resilience planning.

This work enables utilities and other energy stakeholders to plan for and adapt to changes in operation, investment strategies, planning methods, environmental management, policy, and business driven by decarbonization and climate impacts.

The group conducting this research consists of engineers, economists, policy analysts, and modelers who regularly contribute to thought leadership in academic journals, national assessments, and inter-governmental reports.