EnergyPATHWAYS was built to investigate transitions to low carbon energy systems and calculates emissions, energy flows, costs, and other important factors.
This model has been used by U.S. states, national laboratories, public utilities, NGOs, and private corporations. It was the basis for the U.S. Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project studies, and has been expanded for international use.
The process of creating a new energy scenario is quick and painless, consisting of dropdown boxes representing actions in taken in the energy system.
Once created, the model will take multiple hours to run due to the size and scope of the calculations.
Because of the required computational resources, a log-in is necessary to start creating new energy scenarios and can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.