On June 1, 2016, M.J. Bradley & Associates published an updated modeling analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan, with insights and constructive feedback from several utilities, trade associations and NGOs, including the Natural Resources Defense Council. The updated study reflects several assumption changes from our January report, including the extension of the renewable energy tax credits for wind and solar. The study includes two Reference Cases (business-as-usual scenarios) and eight alternative Clean Power Plan regulatory scenarios.
M.J. Bradley & Associates developed the assumptions for the study and ICF International conducted the model runs using its Integrated Planning Model (IPM®). IPM® is a detailed model of the electric power system that is used routinely by industry and regulators to assess the effects of environmental regulations and policy. It integrates extensive information on power generation, fuel mix, transmission, energy demand, prices of electricity and fuel, environmental policies, and other factors.
System Costs, Average Bills, and Emissions: Supplemental Data