Article Highlight | 6-Nov-2023

Media Tip: A call for better energy system models to enable a decarbonized future

DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Leading modeling experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and other institutions are sounding the alarm about the urgent need for improved energy system models in a recent Nature Energy paper. The paper emphasizes how existing models fail to accurately account for energy storage, a crucial component in the transition to decarbonized electric grids. Without updated models that reflect the changing energy landscape, policymakers and utilities risk compromising grid reliability and affordability, potentially hindering the global drive towards decarbonization. 

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