USAID Haiti Training Session #2: Introduction to Engage

Cameron Weiner

Research output: NRELPresentation


Welcome to Engage! Engage is a capacity expansion modeling tool supported by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and based on the Calliope open-source capacity expansion model developed by the ETH Zurich University, maintained at the TU Delft University. Engage is an accessible (free, open-access, web-hosted) and flexible web-based energy system planning application for rapid multiple-energy-form energy system scenario exploration. Its cloud-based, collaborator-sharable data model, intuitive interface and visualization capabilities facilitate collaboration and communication among teams, with experts, and among diverse stakeholder groups exploring energy system implications from district to national-scale models. This training series was developed under USAID to empower Haitian stakeholders to explore modeling scenarios in Engage to develop a Haiti Energy Master Plan. This training series includes a general overview of how Engage works along with tailored exercises that target Haiti's specific energy needs, such as modeling the capacity expansion of the bulk power system, fuel scarcity challenges, the development of microgrids, and the economic viability of transmission strategies. See NREL/PR-7A40-89369 for the French translation of this document.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages111
StatePublished - 2024

Bibliographical note

See NREL/PR-7A40-89369 for the French translation of this document

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-88836


  • capacity expansion
  • energy planning
  • grid power systems
  • Haiti
  • resilience
  • training
  • transmission


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