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Power Sector Modeling Platform v.5.16

December 29, 2016 — EPA is making available the latest power sector modeling platform, associated data assumptions, and file documentation.

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Documentation for v.5.16

To learn more about v.5.16 assumptions, updates and enhancements, see the link below.

National Electric Energy Data System (NEEDS) v.5.16

The National Electric Energy Data System or “NEEDS” database contains the generation unit records used to construct the "model" plants that represent existing and planned/committed units in EPA modeling applications of IPM. NEEDS includes basic geographic, operating, air emissions, and other data on these generating units.

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