Focal Areas

PowerOptInvest Model

PowerOptInvest Utility Investment Decision Model (Beta Version)

Welcome to the beta version of PowerOptInvest and Utility Investment Data Tool. PowerOptInvest is an investment decision model that determines the least cost investment and operating strategies for electric power generation facilities. The Utility Investment Data Tool is software that is used to enter data into PowerOptInvest.

PowerOptInvest and the Utility Investment Data Tool have been made publicly available for non-commercial use by state utility commissions, commission staff, environmental regulators, state and local energy officials, utilities, and non-governmental organizations. The Utility Investment Data Tool program installer is available below. The Utility Investment Data Tool runs on computers with Microsoft XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating systems. The installer will add a folder to your programs folder and should install a short cut on your desktop. The installed file name and folder name is Utility Investment Data Tool. If you do see the shortcut please look in all programs. The installer will also place the PowerOptInvest overview manual and Utility Investment Data Tool manual in the folder. The Utility Investment Data Tool creates input files for PowerOptInvest. Please send these files to power-opt-invest@duke.edu. We will reply to your message with results as soon as possible.

Resources

Note: E-mail power-opt-invest@duke.edu if you have any problems installing the Utility Investment Data Tool or questions about the model.