The South Dakota Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) is a free and open-source computer model created by Energy Innovation LLC and RMI. It is adapted from software originally created by Energy Innovation LLC.
The South Dakota 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.
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 made the U.S. State Energy Policy Simulators possible.
- 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
184.108.40.206 - June 9, 2023
- Bug fix
- Prevent rare Vensim error caused by negative ppriority values in ALLOCATE AVAILABLE function
220.127.116.11 - May 19, 2023
- Bug fix
- Allow changes in capacity construction subsidies to affect electricity prices
18.104.22.168 - February 6, 2023
- Official launch of the U.S. State Energy Policy Simulators
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.
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