Model Documentation of Base Case Data
The Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) documentation summarizes the key data inputs to the base case of the model.
The base case was developed simply as a point of departure for other analyses to be conducted with the ReEDS model. It does not represent a forecast of the future, but rather is a consensus scenario whose inputs depend strongly on others' results and forecasts.
For example, the ReEDS Base Case derives many of its inputs from the Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) Annual Energy Outlook (EIA 2009)—in particular its fossil fuel price forecasts and its electric-sector, load-growth rates.