The Evolution of Electricity Demand in Northeastern North America
This paper reports on exploratory scenarios concerning the long-term evolution of electricity demand in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. The factors affecting the evolution of electricity demand are also compared across regions. The analysis is based on the use of MEDEQ, a model developed by INRS-Energie and the Ministry of Energy and Resources of Quebec. The results show that the market for Quebec's electricity production is substantial. This analysis is apart of a larger project intended to provide models that will describe energy demand and supply in Quebec and in the provinces and states bordering it, so that the potential benefits of electricity exports between these regions can be evaluated.
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