The Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) is NREL's flagship capacity planning model for the power sector.

It simulates the evolution of the bulk power system—generation and transmission—from present day through 2050 or later.

Learn more about the ReEDS model.

Learn more about the ReEDS model in a video training series. Each tutorial focuses on a different aspect of the model and includes a demonstration by a ReEDS developer.

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ReEDS Model Is Now Available

The ReEDS model is now publicly available. To use, you must request access to NREL's GitHub repository.

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Standard Scenarios and Examples

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The ReEDS model informs a wide range of electricity sector research questions. These include clean energy policy, renewable energy integration, technology innovation, and other forward-looking generation and transmission infrastructure issues.

For examples of recent topics and trends observed in the ReEDS model, see the 2020 Standard Scenarios Report: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook.

Also, explore the model results in the Scenario Viewer and Data Downloader.

For a more comprehensive view of questions informed by the model, see our publications.