EIM-ES (Economic Impact Model for Electricity Supply)
The EIM-ES is a transparent, Excel-based tool that estimates the domestic employment impacts of investments in the electricity supply sector within a country to aid policy decision makers. The model covers all relevant electricity generation technologies – both low carbon and fossil fuel-based plants – in order to provide an assessment of employment creation under different future pathways for the development of the electricity sector. It also provides information on wider economic indicators such as investment requirements, economic value added and trade.
The tool has been used both by NewClimate Institute as well as other organisations and individuals to compare the magnitude of employment and other economic impacts under a range of scenarios in several countries, including: Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, Australia, Mexico and Rwanda, with analysis ongoing in a number of additional countries.