PhD Position Available: Multi-scaled modelling of Canada’s electricity system decarbonization

One PhD Position is available : Multi-scaled modelling of Canada’s electricity system decarbonization

In this project, two distinct but commonly used models will be applied to gain deeper insights into Canada’s energy system transition. The capacity expansion models, CREST, takes a broad spatial and temporal perspective on the energy system transition, which facilitates a National dialogue on electricity system planning. With such a perspective, decarbonization strategies can be coordinated at a high-level, facilitating conversations about inter-provincial transmission capacity or National carbon policies. However, to maintain computational tractability, this broad spatial inclusion must sacrifice temporal detail. On the other hand, the production cost model, SILVER, represents the electricity system with greater temporal resolution, at the expense of spatial breadth.

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