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Date: May 23, 2023 Version: 2.3.2

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cerf is an open-source geospatial Python package for evaluating and analyzing future electricity technology capacity expansion feasibility. cerf was created to evaluate the on-the-ground siting feasibility of an electricity system expansion plan by:

  1. Translating a capacity expansion plan into individually sited renewable and non-renewable power plants across a region.

  2. Emulating regional practices that address local congestion and interconnection costs as well as the social, land, and policy-based constraints faced by developers.

  3. Providing a flexible and computationally efficient tool to understand the relative importance of different factors affecting the feasibility of siting new infrastructure, such as energy justice, land suitability, water availability, and emissions.


Getting Started

New to cerf? Get familiar with what cerf is all about.


User Guide

The user guide provides in-depth information on the key concepts of cerf.


API Reference

The reference guide contains a detailed description of the cerf API. The reference describes how the methods work and which parameters can be used.


Contributing to CERF

Saw a typo in the documentation? Want to improve existing functionalities? The contributing guidelines will guide you through the process of improving cerf.