August 25, 2020: Draft Decarbonization Modeling Results

August 25, 2020

At the August 25, 2020 Washington State Energy Strategy Advisory Committee meeting, the CETI Team presented the preliminary findings of the deep decarbonization pathways modeling and six scenarios, which include: a Reference Case, business as usual through 2050; an Electrification Case which investigates the economics of a rapid shift to electrification of end uses; a Transport Fuels Case which looks at what happens if we can’t electrify transportation as much as decarbonization would suggest we should; a Constrained Resources case that examines what happens if transmission expansion is limited; and a Buildings Case, which shows the economic benefits of reduced energy infrastructure and fuel usage.