The Minnesota Energy Policy Simulator may be used on this website through your web browser, or the full version may be downloaded to your computer by clicking the button below. Note that you will need to go through the steps explained on the EPS download page in order to install the required software and make use of the downloadable version of the model.
Documentation of source data, assumptions, and policy scenarios is available here.
U.S. State EPS Methodology
The U.S. State EPS Methodology page details our basic modeling assumptions, data sources, and methodology by sector. Additionally, we include information on the business-as-usual (BAU) and nationally determined contribution (NDC) scenario assumptions.
Acknowledgement of Contributors and Reviewers
We would like to acknowledge the following people who helped adapt the Energy Policy Simulator. Individuals are listed alphabetically.
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Matthew Anderson, Energy Foundation
- Ben Passer, Allen Gleckner, Margaret Cherne-Hendrick, Fresh Energy
- Audrey Partridge and Mike Bull, MN Center for Energy and Environment
- Ashna Aggarwal, RMI
- Olivia Ashmoore, Energy Innovation LLC
- Kyle Clark-Sutton, RMI
- Nathan Iyer, RMI
- Megan Mahajan, Energy Innovation LLC
- Robbie Orvis, Energy Innovation LLC
188.8.131.52 - June 9, 2023
- Bug fix
- Prevent rare Vensim error caused by negative ppriority values in ALLOCATE AVAILABLE function
184.108.40.206 - May 19, 2023
- Bug fix
- Allow changes in capacity construction subsidies to affect electricity prices
220.127.116.11 - February 6, 2023
- Update model to version 3.4.3
3.1.1 - Dec 18, 2020
- Official launch of the Minnesota EPS
The Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) is released under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) or any later version and is free and open-source software. Refer to the Software License page for full details.