The Energy Systems and Climate Analysis (ESCA) group conducts research that enables public- and private-sector decision-making on decarbonization, climate resilience, policy, investment strategies, planning methods, emerging technologies, environmental management, goal setting, and risk management. The intersection of policy, technology, economics, and climate impacts is an evolving landscape with many challenges. ESCA produces fundamental insights that inform long term strategy to face these challenges.

The group conducting this research consists of engineers, economists, policy analysts, meteorologists, and modelers who regularly contribute to thought leadership across academic journals, national assessments, and expert forums.

Net-Zero 2050

EPRI leads study in Science evaluating emissions and energy impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act More

CA state electrification project

New Framework Advances Long-term Resource Planning and Modeling for Low-Carbon Power Systems More

AR grid selecting CO2

Analysis of EPA's Proposed New and Existing Source Standards for Power Plants More

Efficient Electrification NY

Climate Informed Planning and Adaptation for Power Sector Resilience More

greenhouse gas economy-wide emissions

Impacts of Inflationary Drivers and Updated Policies on U.S. Decarbonization and Technology Transitions More

Research areas