Boston University

For The Institute For Sustainable Energy's Role Of The Grid On The Path To 2050 Project

  • Amount
    $30,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/3/2016
  • Term
    14 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.bu.edu 
Address
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Grants to this Grantee
for Institute for Sustainable Energy's decarbonization pathways and utility of the future research  
This grant is for Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, a university-wide research and engagement institute founded in early 2016. The Institute has four main areas of work. First is decarbonization Technologies, Pathways, and Policies, with a strong initial focus on electrification and transportation. The second area is Transformation of the Electric Power Industry, which focuses on the business models, operational practices, and infrastructure necessary to fully decarbonize the power sector. Third, Cities as a Nexus for Decarbonization Action; and finally, Water Sustainability and the Energy-Water Nexus.
for the Institute for Sustainable Energy  
This grant will support the development of models that will allow cities to set 2050 carbon abatement goals by creating a tailored policy menu to achieve their goals. The Boston University model will combine three elements. First, a "carbon calculator" that allows cities to calculate their emissions on a sectoral basis. Second, a model that assesses the efficacy of individual city policies on meeting their goals. Finally, analysis of developments in the utility sector, new regulatory policies and proceedings, and new strategies employed by utilities and competitive energy service companies that support cities in their efforts to meet their carbon mitigation goals. This will be beta tested in Boston, but available to cities around the world.

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