About the Model

Energy Strategies and Fovea, LLC, in partnership with the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University, have built and will maintain a Clean Power Plan Evaluation Model for twelve Western States and two tribal jurisdictions. The twelve states and tribal jurisdictions included in the model are: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming and Ute and Navajo tribal jurisdictions.

Due to the scope and complexity of the final rule, state air and energy planners will need analytical tools to evaluate the numerous plan approaches available under the Clean Power Plan’s emissions reduction requirements. The goal of this project is to create a user friendly analytical tool that will enable stakeholders to evaluate the six available compliance pathways using a consistent data set derived from public sources and a uniform Excel-based modeling platform. Functionality of the tool will enable users to estimate the expected business-as-usual CO2 emissions and emissions rate from affected sources from 2013 through 2030; quantify the CO2 reductions required to meet EPA’s interim and final targets (compliance gap); and evaluate combinations of measures, including opportunities to trade compliance instruments between states.

Intended users

The Energy Strategies Model is a screening tool that is intended to meet the needs of state environmental and utility regulators, utility resource planners, NGOs and other stakeholders who want to evaluate potential plan pathways and compliance measures established by the final Clean Power Plan rule.

How to request access to the model

To register for access to the model, please send an email to CNEE at info@westernstatecppmodeling.org with your request. CNEE will respond within two business days.

Questions

Questions about Energy Strategies Model should be directed to:

Don Hendrickson | Energy Strategies LLC | (801) 355-4365 | dhendrickson@energystrat.com

Jeff Burks | Principal | Energy Strategies LLC | (801) 355-4365 | jburks@energystrat.com

Rob McKenna | Principal | Fovea, LLC | (801) 203-0025 | rob.mckenna@foveaservices.com

Additional information on CNEE’s Western States Clean Power Plan convening process can be found at: http://www.westernstate111dplans.org.