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Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI)

Developed by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation plants at the local and state levels. Using JEDI, you can analyze the energy impacts of wind, biofuels, concentrating solar power, geothermal, conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic power, coal, and natural gas power plants.

The JEDI Conventional Hydropower Model allows users to estimate economic development impacts from conventional hydropower projects and includes default information that can be utilized to run a generic impact analysis assuming industry averages. Download the model and access a user reference guide .

Researchers are updating the conventional hydropower JEDI model. To ask a question, report an issue, make a suggestion, or stay up to date on the model’s development, .

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