Canadian complex energy systems can only be properly understood with relevant data and tools to interpret them. Electricity system models are among the most important tools used, around the world, to engage in the energy transition, as they help understand and increase awareness on energy transition issues and opportunities, and inform policy makers on most effectives measures or investments.

As part of the Energy Modelling Initiative, two calls for projects were conducted. From the 60+ submitted proposals, 25 received funding, and 5 projects have been submitted on a voluntary basis.

The main goal of the first call was to illustrate and analyze various scenarios compatible with the orientations and objectives of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The second call focused on the transformation of the electricity sector and its contribution to decarbonization of Canada’s economy.