Energy Modeling for Decarbonization Planning: Advice and Resources for States

Monday, April 10, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Energy modeling can be a powerful tool for state decarbonization planning, but it can also be costly and the results can be prone to misinterpretation. This CESA webinar will provide advice on energy modeling and introduce resources useful to states embarking on decarbonization planning. The webinar should be of special interest to states considering what to propose to the US EPA for Climate Pollution Reduction Program Planning Grants.

Charles Hua of CESA presented highlights from a new report on How Energy Modeling Works: The Uses and Limitations of Energy Modeling for Decarbonization Planning. Elaine Hale of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discussed the lab’s energy modeling resources and capabilities that are relevant to state decarbonization planning. Nikit Abhyankar of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) discussed that lab’s energy modeling resources and capabilities.

• Charles Hua, Research Fellow, CESA
• Elaine Hale, Senior Research Engineer, Grid Planning and Analysis Center, NREL
• Nikit Abhyankar, Scientist, Electricity Markets and Policy Department, LBL

Moderator: Bentham Paulos, Senior Research Associate, CESA

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance for the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative.