QER First Installment Document Library

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The Presidential Memorandum establishing the QER directed the QER Task Force to conduct analysis and modeling to support QER recommendations and actions. As part of this effort, the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) commissioned an extensive suite of analyses, focusing on energy TS&D infrastructures. Linked below are the major commissioned analyses used to support the findings and recommendations within the first installment of the QER, including those associated with QER Technical Workshops.


Title Organization Focus Area
United States Fuel Resiliency: US Fuels Supply Infrastructure (Vol 1-3) Intek, Inc. Resilience
Simulating Impacts of Disruptions to Liquid Fuels Infrastructure Sandia National Laboratories Resilience
Climate Change and Energy Infrastructure Exposure to Storm Surge and Sea-Level Rise U.S. Department of Energy Resilience
Measuring the Resilience of Energy Distribution Systems RAND Corporation Resilience
Natural Gas Infrastructure Implications of Increased Demand from the Electric Sector U.S. Department of Energy Electric Grid
Impacts of Demand-Side Resources on Electric Transmission Planning Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electric Grid
Opportunities for Energy Efficiency Improvements in the U.S. Electricity Transmission and Distribution System Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electric Grid
Grid Integration and the Carrying Capacity of the U.S. Grid to Incorporate Variable Renewable Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Electric Grid
LNG Analysis Summary: A Different Way of Looking at the Future of World LNG Trade Jensen Associates Energy Security
The Future of U.S. Natural Gas: Supply, Demand & Infrastructure Developments Bentek Energy Energy Security
A Review of the CO2 Pipeline Infrastructure in the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory Energy Security
Coal-by-Rail Business-as-Usual Reference Case Argonne National Laboratory Shared Transport
Opportunities for Efficiency Improvements in the U.S. Natural Gas Transmission, Storage and Distribution System Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Multiple
Controlling Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Sector: A Review of Federal & State Regulatory Frameworks Governing Production, Processing, Transmission, and Distribution Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis Multiple
Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Natural Gas System; Sankey Diagram Methodology U.S. Department of Energy Multiple
Scenario Development for the 2015 Quadrennial Energy Review: Assessing Stresses, Opportunities, and Resilience in the Transmission, Storage, and Distribution Systems for Oil, and Refined-Oil Products, Electricity, and Natural Gas. Rand Corporation Multiple
Electricity Baseline Report for the US Power System Pacific Northwest National Lab and The Brattle Group Multiple
Simulation and Analysis of North American Natural Gas Supply and Delivery during a Winter High-Demand Event with Loss of Marcellus Production Sandia National Laboratory Multiple
Quantification of the Potential Gross Economic Impacts of Five Methane Reduction Scenarios Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis Employment and Workforce

Technical Workshop Reports

Report title Report Author Technical workshop title and date
Conceptual Framework for Developing Resilience Metrics for the Electricity, Oil, and Gas Sectors in the United States Sandia National Laboratories Resilience Metrics for Energy Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure
April 29, 2014 – Washington, D.C.
and June 10, 2014 – Upton, N.Y.
Alternative Transportation Refueling Infrastructure in the U.S. 2014: Status and Challenges The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Lessons Learned on Alternative Transportation Refueling Infrastructure: Implications for the QER
June 20, 2014 – Washington, D.C.
Grid Architecture Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Grid Architecture
August 26 and September 23, 2014 – Washington, D.C.

QER Related Documents and Sites

In addition to analysis completed specifically in support of the QER, EPSA leveraged the significant body of energy analysis already available across the federal government and national laboratories. Click on the link above to access the list.

First Installment

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Second Installment

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