Canadian Energy Systems Simulator (CanESS) is a new breed of energy systems model.
It’s an integrated, multi-fuel, multi-sector model with detailed accounting for the sources and uses of energy and the GHG emissions across Canada. It’s a dynamic tool for scenario analysis with a long-term, strategic perspective. It traces where we’ve been, where we might go and how we might get there.
It’s a platform for exploring energy system transformations: it’s designed to simulate stock/flow consistent technology-rich trajectories for the energy and materials transformation processes of Canada and the provinces. It can chart various complex energy system trajectories and provide a holistic simulation of low-carbon future and energy independence scenarios.
The model can range 1-2 stock turnovers up to a 100 years timeframe.