Decision support tools demonstration
The decision support tools demonstration presentation is a short demonstration of three decision support tools: The geospatial toolkit (GsT), HOMER, and JEDI, developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). These tools can be used to make informed decisions regarding the application of renewable energy technologies.
The GsT combines resource data with other relevant spatial data sets in GIS format for policy analysis, decision making, and planning for renewable energy projects. The GsT is a data viewer and data analysis tool.
HOMER is a computer model that simplifies the task of evaluating design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems for remote, stand-alone, and distributed generation (DG) applications. HOMER models both conventional and renewable energy technologies.
The Jobs and Economic Development Impact Model (JEDI) is a spreadsheet based, input-output model that estimates the economic impact at the state level using IMPLAN multipliers from constructing and operating renewable energy technology facilities.
This presentation contains a demonstration of JEDI-Wind. Other JEDI modules nearing release are: CSP, PV, Corn Ethanol, Sugar Cane to Ethanol, Lignocellulosic Ethanol, Natural Gas and Coal.