New I-JEDI Online Tool Examines Jobs and Economic Impacts of Clean Energy Around the World

April 22, 2019

The USAID-NREL Partnership has launched the new International Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (I-JEDI) website, which houses the I-JEDI tool. I-JEDI can estimate the potential economic impacts of wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy projects. Countries represented in the I-JEDI tool include Colombia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, and Zambia. It can be used by industry, governments, and other stakeholders to assess potential economic impacts of transitioning to clean energy, such as:

  • Employment
  • Earnings
  • Gross domestic product
  • OutputOther economic impacts from the construction and operation of renewable energy projects, including across the domestic supply chain.

 The website also provides expertly curated resources such as an "Ask an Expert" feature, online training videos, a user guide, and resources to help stakeholders understand and interpret how the I‑JEDI tool can be used to support decisions related to the transition to clean energy.

You don't have to be an expert to use the I-JEDI tool. Its interface allows users of varying expertise to work with the model. First-time users can quickly obtain and interpret results, but users with more experience and sophisticated, detailed knowledge about projects will be able to tailor their analyses.

Visit the I-JEDI website to learn more about how I-JEDI resources have been used to inform decisions across the globe.

The I-JEDI website and resources were developed through the USAID-NREL Partnership.