This project uses a Linear programming model of the North American Northeast electricity sector. The model represents hourly operating decisions, as well as capacity investment decisions in generation, transmission and energy storage. The North American Northeast is represented as a 5-node network, including the main hydropower reservoirs of Quebec. The model has been applied to Northeastern North America: Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces, New England and New York.
Deep Decarbonization in Northeastern North America: The value of electricity market integration and hydropower
analysis of decarbonization policies, analysis of scenarios
regulators, energy policy makers, power companies
decarbonization goals, investment and operation costs, load profiles
Investments in generation, transmission and energy storage, marginal prices of electricity and carbon.