Documentation Of EPA Modeling Applications (V.2.1) Using The Integrated Planning Model.
This document describes the nature, structure, and capabilities of the Integrated Planning Model (IPM) and the assumptions underlying the base case (designated EPA Base Case 2000) that was developed for the EPA by ICF Consulting. IPM is a multi-regional, dynamic, deterministic linear programming model of the US electric power sector. It provides forecasts of least-cost capacity expansion, electricity dispatch, and emission control strategies for meeting energy demand and environmental, transmission, dispatch, and reliability constraints. IPM can be used to evaluate the cost and emissions impacts of proposed policies to limit emissions of SO2, NOx, CO2, and Hg from the electric power sector.
|Office of Air and Radiation|
|Office of Atmospheric Programs|
|Clean Air Markets Division|