Paper or plastic? Solar or wind? These are often surprisingly hard questions. Analytica is an ideal tool for clarifying and quantifying environmental as well as economic costs and benefits. Power companies are using Analytica to select the best mix of technologies to meet renewable portfolio standards, and other economic and regulatory needs.
Energy equipment companies use it to analyze global demand and help their customers evaluate the return on investment on their products. The US Department of Energy uses Analytica to evaluate its R&D in energy efficiency and renewables. See selected case studies below.
From Controversy to Consensus: California’s Offshore Oil…
Offshore oil in California is highly controversial. But, Lumina’s decision model on decommissioning oil platforms led to consensus for “rigs to reefs”.
A Campus Microgrid with CHP
Is adding more photovoltaics to UCSD’s microgrid technically feasible and cost-effective? E3 Consulting created a dispatch optimization tool to evaluate this question.
Is Bike Sharing Good for Your Health?
City bike share programs are popular methods of improving health, but with increased injury risks and exposure to pollutants, do they actually have a positive effect on health?