Models and Data


The Power Lab specializes in model-based collaboration with a range of scholars and partners in order to capture requisite technical detail and an understanding of the political economy of energy systems. We aim to provide open and broadly accessible data, models and insights, which offer several advantages:

  1. Facilitating replicability and transparency with respect to assumptions that affect model results
  2. Taking the power of scenario creation out of the hands of entrenched incumbents
  3. Encouraging more creative uses of modeling tools to explore non-technical elements of system transitions

The Electricity Market Tracker (EMT) 中国新型电力市场研究库 is a project of the Power Lab. EMT is a bilingual open data and model platform that supports in-depth research on China’s electricity market and policies. EMT tracks and analyzes the rapidly evolving power sector of China, offering perspectives and insights into the reform of power trading mechanisms.

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