Energy Examples

Forecasting the Rate of Technical Breakthroughs

For a major energy company, Ventana consultants built a dynamic simulation model to forecast the rate of technical progress for a $100+ million/year development program and support proactive program management. The model supplemented traditional program management tools and forecasting methods, which were funded at much higher levels. The goal of the development program was to

California GHG Reduction Policy Collaboratives

Ventana facilitates the California GHG reduction (AB32) Policy Collaboratives, sponsored by industry and supported by the Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and otheragencies, with active environmental NGO participation. These analytically-driven workshops have to date produced key policy insights on AB32 policy, Crude Flows under the Low Carbon Fuels Standard, Combined Heat and Power,

Quantifying the Impact of Science on the Economy and Environment

Ventana is applying its models to help the US Department of Energy understand and increase the impact of its investments in basic science and science infrastructure. Both the outcome of scientific research and its future value are highly uncertain. On the one hand, the discovery process and the context that lends value to its outputs

Electricity Production in Rapidly Growing Economies

For the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Ventana created a National Strategic Electric Power Sector model. This model enables the evaluation of economic policies and portfolios of energy source technologies to evaluate pollution output, production cost, and electrical availability of electric power on a national scale.The model includes not only an