Clean Power Plan Planning Tool (CP3T)


CP3T has been updated to reflect the specifications of the final Clean Power Plan. Watch a webinar on changes to the tool here.


Synapse’s Clean Power Plan Planning Tool ("CP3T") is an Excel-based spreadsheet tool for performing first-pass planning of statewide compliance with EPA's final Clean Power Plan. It is based on the unit-specific data assembled by EPA to create its “building blocks” for target-setting and compliance. CP3T users can adjust fossil unit capacity factors, renewable energy and energy efficiency projections, unit retirements, and 111(b) unit additions for each state. Users can then compare differences in generation, capacity, emissions, emission rates, and costs across created scenarios and EPA’s base case.

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CP3T is free and entirely open source. To learn more about CP3T’s Creative Commons license agreement, consult the user manual below. For an abridged tutorial on how to get started with CP3T, download the quickstart guide.  

User Guides

CAVT Costs for CP3T

Synapse’s Coal Asset Valuation Tool (CAVT) is a spreadsheet-based database and model that estimates costs of environmental retrofits at coal units. Below we provide premade CAVT cost data to download and use in CP3T. Alternatively, you can download CAVT here and create your own costs for coal unit environmental retrofits.

To download the zipped CP3T tool and user guides, please fill out the form below. Please be assured that by entering your email address to request this free tool that your email is not being shared, sold, or added to any mailing lists, including Synapse’s newsletter (click here to subscribe). We will ONLY use your email to send you updates when new versions of CP3T are released. 

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