Mapping Energy Futures: The SuperOPF Planning Tool

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This project is using the SuperOPF Planning Tool (now called E4ST) to study the future evolution of the US electric power system under different scenarios involving load growth, fuel prices, and regulations that direct generation technology choices. The SuperOPF planning tool is a detailed model of the North American electric power system that includes a sufficiently detailed specification of the electricity network, power generation, and air transport and environmental quality modules, to allow optimal investment and retirement in response to incentives or regulations while maintaining reliability.  

To view the Engineering, Economic, and Environmental Electricity Simulation Tool (E4ST), click here.

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