About JEDI Coal Model
The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Coal model allows the user to estimate economic development impacts from coal power generation projects. Applying a similar user interface as the JEDI Wind model, JEDI Coal requires a few additional user inputs. JEDI Coal user inputs include:
- Capacity Factor
- Heat Rate
- Fuel Costs
- Fuel Produced Locally (Percent)*
Results are presented in the same manner as those in the JEDI Wind and Natural Gas models. This allows straightforward comparisons of economic development metrics between power generation projects that rely on different primary energy resources. As with all JEDI models, reasonable default values are provided. Individual projects may vary and when possible project specific data should be used to obtain the best estimate of economic development impacts.
This model has been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.
* What percentage of coal that will supply the power plant is procured from mines located in the region being analyzed?