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

Publication

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

Highlights

  • 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

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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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