Avoided Health Damages from EE and RE in PJM


This project sought to determine the health damages from air emissions that could be avoided by implementing energy efficiency (EE) or renewable energy (RE) at specific areas in the PJM Interconnect. Synapse modeled displaced generation and emissions from EE/RE using the PROSYM model, and a Boston University team determined the discrete health impacts imparted by the largest generators in PJM. Using this information, the project team created a tool to determine the health impacts that are avoidable by implementing EE/RE throughout various locations in the Interconnect.

Project completed August 2013.