Publish Date: December 3, 2015
"Modeling Low Cost Approaches to Clean Power Plan Compliance for Virginia" shows that implementing EPA's Clean Power Plan could have minimal impact on electricity costs in Virginia, and even provide savings for ratepayers, compared with projected energy costs in 2030. Those are the findings of multiple scenarios run through STEER, a new analytic tool developed for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute and applied to Virginia-specific data.
The Virginia version of the State Tool for Electricity Emissions Reduction (STEER) is an open-access integrated resource planning tool, developed for analyzing least-cost strategies to implement the Clean Power Plan. It automatically calculates the least-cost plan given policy options, load and price forecasts. All data, inputs, and formulae are visible to and changeable by the user.
The principal purpose of STEER is to facilitate all-stakeholder access to data and integrated resource planning analysis as states plan Clean Power Plan implementation.
Advanced Energy Economy Institute would like to acknowledge the work of the University of Michigan and 5 Lakes Energy and support of the Energy Foundation.
Please complete the form to download the paper, the STEER Virginia model, and user manual.