We operate in the following three areas:

 

Policy and Research

We use advanced mathematical techniques and tools, mathematical economic models such as TIMES, MARKAL and others, to facilitate the quantitative evaluation of complex energy/environment scenarios and policies such as:

Our clients include the federal and provincial governments of Canada, US DOE (Energy Information Administration), US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), IEA (International Energy Agency), European Commission, IFP (French Institute of Petroleum) and IGES (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan).

Methodology and Tools

We develop energy and environment models based on state-of-the-art economic and mathematical paradigms, involving optimization, equilibrium computation, and probability theory. Our team has developed the TIMES model generator and implemented a number of applications at the global, regional, and country levels. We believe that collaboration with a diverse set of region and sector experts is essential to unlock the full potential of detailed models. We have several web-based tools to make this happen.

Capacity Building

We help clients set-up their own energy-environment models. This usually involves building some customized software as well. Clients include the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (ETSAP), US DOE (Energy Information Administration), EDF (Electricity de France), US EPA, and Fujitsu.