Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS)

SEDS is the Stochastic Energy Deployment System. SEDS is a long-range model of the US energy markets. It is designed to explore how the US energy economy will evolve in response to the development of new energy technologies, including renewable sources of energy and improvements in energy efficiency. It simulates whether and how markets adopt new technologies depending on their costs and performance relative to competing technologies. It uses projections of how R&D may improve the performance of new technologies over time. It enables analysts to explore the effects of policies designed to accelerate development and adoption of energy sources with lower carbon emissions and that reduce dependence on imported oil -- such as cap-and-trade or carbon taxes and other incentives for renewable energies. It also evaluates the effects of R&D. SEDS is being developed by a consortium of national labs under leadership of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with support of DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Berkeley Lab is responsible for the Buildings Module.

Project summary:
Berkeley Lab is responsible for the SEDS Buildings Module.
Please see poster (presented at 5th Annual CA Climate Change Conference, September 8-10, 2008, Sacramento, CA).

Key features of the tool:
Please visit the SEDS website at

SEDS presentation at DOE2.64 MB