Integrated Canada-U.S. Power Sector Modeling with the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)

Kelly Eurek

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The electric power system in North America is linked between the United States and Canada. Canada has historically been a net exporter of electricity to the United States. The extent to which this remains true will depend on the future evolution of power markets, technology deployment, and policies. To evaluate these and related questions, we modify the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS)model to include an explicit representation of the grid-connected power system in Canada to the continental United States. ReEDS is unique among long-term capacity expansion models for its high spatial resolution and statistical treatment of the impact of variable renewable generation on capacity planning and dispatch. These unique traits are extended to new Canadian regions. We present examplescenario results using the fully integrated Canada-U.S. version of ReEDS to demonstrate model capabilities. The newly developed, integrated Canada-U.S. ReEDS model can be used to analyze the dynamics of electricity transfers and other grid services between the two countries under different scenarios.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages50
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-56724


  • Canada
  • capacity expansion
  • CED
  • clean energy dialogue
  • electric sector
  • ReEDS
  • regional energy deployment system
  • United States


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