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Texas Energy Policy Simulator

The Texas Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) is a free and open-source computer model created by Energy Innovation LLC and The Webber Energy Group at The Univeristy of Texas at Austin. It is adapted from software originally created by Energy Innovation LLC.

Model Download

The Texas 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.

Download the Texas Energy Policy Simulator

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 for Texas. Individuals are listed alphabetically.

  • Isabella Gee, University of Texas at Austin
  • Yael Glazer, University of Texas at Austin
  • Thomas Deetjen, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sarah Dodamead, University of Texas at Austin
  • Carson Reed, University of Texas at Austin
  • Josh Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kelsey Richardson, University of Texas at Austin
  • 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

Version History - June 9, 2023

  • Bug fix
    • Prevent rare Vensim error caused by negative ppriority values in ALLOCATE AVAILABLE function - May 19, 2023

  • Bug fix
    • Allow changes in capacity construction subsidies to affect electricity prices - February 6, 2023

  • Update model to version 3.4.3

3.1.0 - Apr. 12, 2022

  • Official launch of the Texas EPS

Software License

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.

Image Credits

Texas State Capitol - North Side
Kumar Appaiah
License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Changes: Image has been cropped and a fade has been applied to the left side.