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JEDI Natural Gas Model

The Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) Natural Gas model allows users to estimate economic development impacts from natural gas power generation projects.

The basic user interface for the natural gas model is the same as the wind and coal models. Results are provided in the same format as the coal and wind models allowing for straightforward comparison with other generation types.

JEDI's Natural Gas model relies on a similar set of standard user inputs that are common to the wind and coal models. Supplemental inputs specific to JEDI Natural Gas include:

  • Capacity Factor
  • Heat Rate
  • Fuel Costs
  • Fuel Produced Locally (Percentage of natural gas supplied by the power plant that is procured from wells located in the region being analyzed)

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.

Using MS Excel 2007

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  • If you have questions, please contact JEDISupport@nrel.gov.

User Agreement

Your User Agreement can be found in the Excel spreadsheet in a separate tab. We do not share or make available any user information.