3E modelling with NATEM

Building an online Pathways Explorer for a large variety of net-zero scenarios for Canada


Client: Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) and Natural Resources Canada (Canada)

ESMIA and IET have a long collaboration history for the development of energy outlooks and energy transition scenarios, including net-zero scenarios. Using the most technology-rich energy model in Canada (NATEM), these publications provide unique insights and guidelines to decision makers from companies and governmental agencies regarding cost-effective policies and strategies to meet ambitious climate goals. The outcomes of this project will reach another level of sophistication with the development of a very large portfolio of net-zero pathways for all provinces in Canada (between 100 and 150) using different sets of assumptions, and the use of a web platform to facilitating the consultation and communication of results to decision makers. A particular focus is dedicated to mitigation options for the industrial sectors, including electrotechnologies, carbon capture, and hydrogen usage as both fuel and feedstock.

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Modelling hydrogen’s potential across multiple sectors of the Canadian economy and Biennial Hydrogen Strategy Report for Canada

Natural Resources Canada (Canada)


Cost Effective Energy Pathways Study for Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Energy (Canada)


The Future of building heat and the natural gas network in a net zero Canada

Canadian Climate Institute (Canada)