Cambium 2023 Scenario Descriptions and Documentation

Pieter Gagnon, Pedro Andres Sanchez Perez, Kodi Obika, Marty Schwarz, James Morris, Jianli Gu, Jordan Eisenman

Research output: NRELTechnical Report

Abstract

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Cambium data sets are annually released sets of simulated hourly emission, cost, and operational data for a range of modeled futures of the U.S. electric sector with metrics designed to be useful for long-term decision- making. The 2023 Cambium data set is the fourth annual release. The data sets are a companion product to NREL's Standard Scenarios, which are likewise released annually and are a set of projections of how the U.S. electric sector could evolve across a suite of different potential futures, but covering more scenarios with less temporal granularity (Gagnon et al. 2024). Information about Cambium and related publications can be found at https://www.nrel.gov/analysis/cambium.html, and the Cambium data sets can be viewed and downloaded at https://scenarioviewer.nrel.gov/. In this documentation, we describe Cambium 2023's scenarios, define the metrics, and document the Cambium-specific methods for calculating those metrics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages82
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A40-88507

Keywords

  • Cambium
  • documentation
  • electricity
  • generation
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • long run marginal
  • projection
  • ReEDS
  • scenarios

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