Long-run Marginal CO2 Emission Rates Workbooks for 2020 Standard Scenarios Cambium Data

These workbooks contain modeled estimates of long-run marginal CO2 emission rates (LRMER) for the contiguous United States. The LRMER is an estimate of the rate of emissions that would be either induced or avoided by a long-term (i.e., more than several years) change in electrical demand. It incorporates both the projected changes to the electric grid, as well as the potential for an incremental change in electrical demand to influence the structural evolution of the grid (i.e., the building and retiring of capital assets, such as generators and transmission lines). It is therefore distinct from the more-commonly-known short-run marginal, which treats grid assets as fixed.

In addition to year-over-year data, the Levelized LRMER worksheet within each workbook is set up to produce a levelized long-run marginal emission rate based on user-provided inputs. These levelized LRMER values are intended for analysts to use when estimating the emissions induced (or avoided) by a long-term change in end-use electricity demand.

Three future scenarios are provided in separate workbooks: A Mid-case (i.e., business-as-usual), and two scenarios with relatively higher or lower renewable energy costs. For more details on these scenarios, see the Standard Scenarios 2020 Report (https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy21osti/77442.pdf). For more data underlying each scenario, see the Standard Scenarios 2020 project (Cambium data) at https://cambium.nrel.gov/.

This data was produced as part of the Cambium project. For more details about the methodology, see the Cambium Documentation: Version 2020 (https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy21osti/78239.pdf).

This data is planned to be updated annually. Information on the latest versions can be found at https://www.nrel.gov/analysis/cambium.html.
11 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Workbook for the Mid-case 23.65 MB Data This workbook contains modeled estimates of long-run marginal CO2 emission rates, derived from the Mid-case of the 2020 Standard Scenarios.
Workbook for the Low Renewable Energy Cost scenario 23.46 MB Data This workbook contains modeled estimates of long-run marginal CO2 emission rates, derived from the Low Renewable Energy Cost scenario of the 2020 Standard Scenarios.
Workbook for the High Renewable Energy Cost scenario 23.53 MB Data This workbook contains modeled estimates of long-run marginal CO2 emission rates, derived from the High Renewable Energy Cost scenario of the 2020 Standard Scenarios.
County mappings 113.93 KB Data This file contains a mapping of US counties to the GEA regions used for reporting the LRMER in the workbooks.
ZIP code mappings 2.27 MB Data This file contains a mapping of US ZIP codes to the GEA regions that are used for reporting the LRMER values in the workbooks.
Shapefiles 58.18 MB Archive This folder contains shapefiles that describe the ReEDS regions that underlie the GEA regions used for LRMER reporting.
ReEDS region mappings 1.47 KB Data This file contains a mapping between ReEDS regions and the GEA regions used for reporting the LRMER in the workbook.
Standard Scenarios 2020 Report 0 KB Website Standard Scenarios 2020 Report
Standard Scenarios 2020 project (Cambium data) 0 KB Website Standard Scenarios 2020 project (Cambium data)
Cambium Documentation: Version 2020 0 KB Website This data was produced as part of the Cambium project. For more details about the methodology, see the Cambium Documentation: Version 2020
Latest version information 0 KB Website This data is planned to be updated annually. Information on the latest versions can be found at https://www.nrel.gov/analysis/cambium.html.
Author Information
Pieter Gagnon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4006-1719
Will Frazier, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Elaine Hale, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2571-0386
Wesley Cole, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9194-065X
Cite This Dataset
Gagnon, Pieter; Frazier, Will; Hale, Elaine; Cole, Wesley (2021): Long-run Marginal CO2 Emission Rates Workbooks for 2020 Standard Scenarios Cambium Data. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. https://data.nrel.gov/submissions/170
About This Dataset
170
10.7799/1813032
Public
08/17/2021
DOE Project
Cambium
Facilities
High Performance Computing Center (HPC)
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Strategic Priorities and Impact Analysis (EE-61)
Research Areas
Buildings Efficiency
Energy Analysis
Energy Systems Integration
Grid Modernization
Solar Power
Transportation
Wind Energy
License
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Digital Object Identifier
10.7799/1813032