Tools Overview

Synapse develops models and other tools in-house for specific applications. These tools are freely available to the public. Visit the pages listed below to learn more.

Multi-Sector Emissions Model (M-SEM)

Synapse's Multi-Sector Emissions Model (M-SEM) integrates with Synapse's other modeling tools and is used in house to examine cross-sector energy consumption shifts or policies. It synthesizes data by end-use, by sector, by state, and by fuel type.

Coal Asset Valuation Tool (CAVT)

Synapse’s Coal Asset Valuation Tool (CAVT) is a spreadsheet-based database and model that determines the future economic viability of coal units.


Interactive Map of U.S. Power Plants

Synapse has developed a free-to-use interactive map of power plants in the United States using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Avoided Emissions and Generation Tool (AVERT)

AVERT is an open-access tool built for the EPA by Synapse to estimate the hourly emissions and generation benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs.


Clean Power Plan Planning Tool (CP3T)

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 Clean Power Plan.


Synapse Clean Power Plan Toolkit

Synapse has developed a suite of purpose-built in-house tools and commercial models to assist clients in planning for Clean Power Plan compliance.