Clean Air Markets

Analysis of the Clean Power Plan

On August 3, 2015, EPA announced the Clean Power Plan. EPA analyzed the rule using IPM (v.5.15).

Supplemental Documentation for the Clean Power Plan

To learn more about several modeling assumptions used as part of EPA's analysis of the Clean Power Plan (Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Electric Generating Units) using the EPA v.5.15 Base Case using Integrated Planning Model (IPM), see the EPA v.5.15 Supplemental Documentation for the Clean Power Plan.

This supplemental documentation complements more comprehensive modeling documentation available at EPA's Base Case v.5.15 using IPM.

IPM Run Files

Download IPM run files for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) analysis using the links in the table below. Click on the IPM run name in the first column of the table below to download a file. The files are posted in one of two formats, a zipped archive or an excel spreadsheet, and contain the following:

  • More detailed information on the modeling framework, specific scenarios, assumptions, and other important details of the analysis can be found in the Regulatory Impact Analysis that accompanies the CPP.
  • Detailed IPM input and output files (i.e., .DAT, System Summary Report, .RPE, .CAR, and TAC files) for the listed runs. Review the Guide of IPM input and output files.
IPM Run Files
IPM Run Name IPM Run Description
EPA Base Case for the Clean Power Plan (ZIP)(7 pp, 102 MB) Base case model run, including the national Title IV SO2 cap and trade program; NOx State Implementation Plan (SIP) Call regional ozone season cap and trade program; Mercury and Air Toxics Rule (MATS); the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR); and settlements and state rules through 2014 impacting SO2, NOx, directly emitted PM, and CO2. This scenario represents conditions without the CPP.
Rate Based analyses of the CPP(20 pp, 167 MB, 8/2/2015) Rate-Based Illustrative CPP compliance scenario.
Mass Based analyses of the CPP(20 pp, 166 MB, 8/2/2015) Mass-Based Illustrative CPP compliance scenario.

Additional IPM Scenarios

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