Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models

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The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models ( are publicly available, user-friendly tools designed to estimate the economic impacts of both construction and operation of power generation and biofuel plants at a local (usually state) level. Based on project-specific and default inputs (from techno-economic analysis data and NREL's expertise), these models estimate the number of jobs and economic benefits to a region that could reasonably be supported by a particular project. Underlying these calculations is an input-output framework that models the local economy as a network of sectors buying and selling to one-another, creating a multiplier effect. Over the last decade, JEDI has been widely used by both the academic and private sectors, serving as the foundations for multiple peer-reviewed publications and impact analysis reports.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Webinar, 28 November 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-87769


  • economic impact analysis
  • input-output
  • JEDI
  • job analysis


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