3E modelling with NATEM

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

2021-2022

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.

Other projects in this category

2019-2023

Developing global best pratice modelling for an optimal development of the Canadian forest sector for climate change mitigation and economic growth

Client: Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada (Canada)

2020-2021

Low-carbon energy supply and sectoral demand scenarios for British Columbia (Canada)

Client: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia (Canada)

2020-2021

Modelling the impacts of the federal Liberal Party’s climate plan and estimating the gap to achieving Canada’s 2050 net-zero target

Client: Clean Prosperity (Canada)