TIPS was developed in conjunction between the University of Texas at Austin's Webber Energy Group and Power Across Texas.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Texas Interactive Power Simulator (TIPS) is an online tool that allows the user to compare the environmental and economic tradeoffs of different electricity technologies. The user can change the amount of generation from coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and solar generation technologies and TIPS will calculate the economic costs and environmental impacts of these changes. These values are displayed graphically to allow for easy comparison of what the user chooses and the current generation mix in Texas. TIPS is a good information source and teaching tool for those wishing to explore the tradeoffs of different electricity generation technologies.
Posted by Melissa C. Lott at 6:16 PM