Navius Research


Integrated Electricity System Dispatch (IESD) model simulates capacity investment and hourly dispatch decisions in the electricity sector as well as the decisions by end-users that affect electricity demand. The IESD model can encompass the entire North American electricity grid and report results in five year increments from 2010 to 2050.


balancing supply and demand


Navius Research uses it for all of its clients including all levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal, indigenous), non-profit organizations, industry associations, utilities, and private sector.

Key Inputs

provincial electricity demand from gTech, hourly historical loads from utilities from all Canadian utilities and us regional grids, pan-Canadian wind integration study for hourly wind resource availability, weather-data from Environment Canada for hourly solar resource availability, energy generation parameters from multiple sources (irps, utility reports, eia nems documentation), declining capital costs from multiple sources (lazard, NREL, EIA etc.), NRCan ceud for historical end-use electricity demand

Key Outputs

Wholesale electricity price by region, Total capacity by energy source by region, New capacity additions by energy source by region, Total generation by energy source, GHG emissions by energy source, expenditures breakdown by province, investments by energy source by region, electricity trade by region, electricity demand by end-use by sector by region, electricity GDP by energy source

Registered developers

Noel MeltonNavius Research

Registered model users

UserOrganization typeOutputs used
Alison Bailie

GHG emissions,prices,generation mix