About Energy Pathways

Energy Pathways allows you to create a robust energy model for your area of interest and determine the costs and benefits to moving towards a low-carbon sytem

Energy Pathways allows you to create robust scenarios to explore the costs and benefits of a low-carbon energy transition in any jurisdiction.

EnergyPATHWAYS was created through a collaboration between the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) and the California consulting firms Evolved Energy Research and Energy & Environmental Economics (E3), with support from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

Key features include an hourly electricity system optimization – making it well suited for exploring high penetrations of renewable energy on the grid, or end-use electrification– and infrastructure stock flow models that accurately reflect infrastructure inertia during energy system transitions.

The EnergyPATHWAYS code is open-source and can be found on GitHub along with more detailed model documentation. The database to run the model for the U.S. is maintained by Evolved Energy Research and is available under a free academic or paid license.

We are working to expand the web platform to include additional countries and user inputs, helping to facilitate long term energy planning around the world. The creation of mid-century pathways to inform near-term climate policy for all countries and subnationals will be critical for achieving the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement.