North American Electricity and Environment Model (“NEEM”)

North American Electricity and Environment Model (“NEEM”)

North American Electricity and Environment Model (“NEEM”) is a flexible, bottom-up partial equilibrium model of the North American electricity market that can simultaneously model both system expansion and environmental compliance over a 50-year time frame. The model employs detailed unit-level information on all of the generating units in the United States and large portions of Canada. NEEM models the evolution of the North American power system, taking account of demand growth, available generation, environmental technologies, and environmental regulations both present and future. The North American interconnected power system is modeled as a set of regions that are connected by a network of transmission paths.