LEAP: Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System

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LEAP is the centerpiece of SEI’s capacity building and energy-environment policy analysis efforts.


LEAP, the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System, is a powerful software tool, developed in SEI’s U.S. Center, that is widely used for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment.

LEAP has been adopted by thousands of organizations in more than 190 countries worldwide, including government agencies, academics, non-governmental organizations, consulting companies and energy utilities. It can be used at a wide range of scales, from cities and states to national, regional and even global applications. LEAP is fast becoming the de facto standard for countries undertaking integrated resource planning and greenhouse gas mitigation assessments, especially in the developing world.

LEAP and its associated training materials and documentation are available free of charge to qualified academic, governmental and not-for-profit organizations based in the developing world and to students worldwide. Consulting companies, utilities and other businesses can also get access to LEAP through affordably priced licensing arrangements.

LEAP is distributed and supported through SEI’s COMMEND program, an online initiative to foster a community among developing country energy analysts.

Download the LEAP brochure (PDF, 302kb)

Visit the COMMEND website (external link)

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