Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS)
Provides a first-order assessment of the external costs of operating fossil fuel-based, nuclear, hydro, or other power plants, taking into account emissions, dispersion, exposure risk and route, physical impact, and overall damages.
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Uniform world model estimate for total exposure, quantification of health impacts, monetization of impacts, estimates adjusted for stack height, Gaussian plume, distribution.
How to Use This Tool
Special configurations require training and additional setup assistance
Level of Expertise
Pollutant emission rates, regional population density, source location, stack characteristics, local metrological data