Grid Operations, Decarbonization, Environmental and Energy Equity Platform (GODEEEP)

PNNL’s GODEEEP helps scientists and industry decision-makers understand realistic, resilient, and equitable pathways to decarbonization.

Featured Research


"Workshop on Human Wellbeing" Report

Human well-being is an inherently multidimensional concept that refers to outcomes that constitute a "good life". Decision-makers increasingly have need for analysis of the ways in which human well-being outcomes are impacted by policy measures and changes to the climate, land, energy, water, and socioeconomic systems. This field of study is in its infancy, however, and multiple science gaps exist.

PNNL brought together researchers and decision-makers at an in-person workshop, held in College Park, MD, September 27-28, 2023, to facilitate open communication on the needs of decision-makers and state of the research. This report summarizes the key themes and recommendations that came out of this workshop.


Standardized Benchmark of Historical Compound Wind and Solar Energy Droughts Across the Continental United States


  • Compound wind and solar energy droughts are analyzed at grid relevant scales
  • A metric for comparing the magnitude of compound energy droughts is developed
  • The longest compound droughts can last up to 37 continuous hours or 6 straight days
  • The longest hourly and daily droughts occur in Texas and California, respectively
  • Compound energy droughts are partially connected with peak load events


Energy Justice-Visualization and Impact Analysis (EJ-VIA)

GODEEEP’s Energy Justice-Visualization and Impact Analysis (EJ-VIA) tool is a geospatial model that analyzes EJ impacts both within and outside DAC communities for energy system planning and operations.


GODEEEP Research is Addressing Important Questions

    • What policy and technology scenarios achieve a clean grid and NetZero economy?
    • How to incorporate climate change impacts on building loads and supply resources?
    • How do the IRA incentives affect energy consumption and GHG emissions?
    • How does modeling of consumer income groups affect national and global projections of energy consumption and GHG emissions?
    • How do power plant retirements and additions affect disadvantaged communities?
    • How do changes in reliability and/or wholesale costs affect disadvantaged communities?
    • What is the historical frequency of energy droughts?
    • How to project future EV loads and climate impacts?
    • How resilient is the decarbonized grid to extreme weather events?
    • What is the tradeoff between new storage and new transmission and/or distribution?
    • Which disadvantaged communities benefit the most from decarbonization in terms of jobs and incomes?
    • Which disadvantaged communities are worse off under decarbonization?
    • What would be the impact of including community concerns in regional scale infrastructure expansion studies?

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