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Energy-Innovation/eps-us: eps-3.2.0-us

Jeff Rissman; mkmahajan; oashmoore; Robbie Orvis; Todd Fincannon; Energy Innovation

eps-3.2.0-us - Apr. 19, 2021
  • New Features
    • Added more detail to the Industry Category subscript, increasing the number of separately broken out industries from 8 to 25
    • Added new policy lever to enable mandated power plant retirement schedule
    • Improved methodology for calculating the maximum amounts of power plant capacity and vehicles that can be deployed in a given year by implementing logit functions
    • Simplified input data requirements by removing energy suppliers from input variables and using internal calculations instead
    • Enabled new web app graph for carbon emissions by power plant type
    • Included new documentation, including guidance on all output graphs
  • Data Updates
    • UPDATE WITH NEW SCENARIO DETAILS
    • Switched to using the AEO High Oil and Gas Supply scenario, which has historically tracked natural gas prices more closely
    • Data in input variables based on EIA Annual Energy Outlook updated to use AEO 2021 values, which includes estimated impacts from COVID-19
    • Updated the first simulated year to 2020
    • Recategorized the freight vehicle categories to group light-duty and medium-duty vehicles together and separately report heavy-duty vehicles
    • Updated BAU LULUCF emissions and N2O process emissions to match the latest EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory
    • Updated to latest version of PRIMAP database (v2.1), used for process CO2 emissions in indst/BPE
    • Removed BAU Low Carbon Fuel Standard values
    • Updated vehicle prices based on more current sources
    • Updated international fuel prices
    • Other minor input data updates
  • Bug fixes
    • Fix equation for calculating aircraft fuel switching under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard policy
    • Fix small bug in cash flow calculations for electricity sector variable and fixed O&M costs
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