This wiki is directly related to the content of and interacting with the CanESS model.
Here are a couple of good sources of general CanESS Information:
Here is a glossary for short forms and definitions:
For an overview of the technical aspects of interacting with a model through the whatIf? software you can review this website. It was built to help Royal Roads University (RRU) students interact with a whatIf? model and it does a good job of explaining the concepts and technical details of the software. You may review the whole website or go straight to the tutorial. All references to control panels and dashboards are known as create views and display views, respectively, in our more general terminology.
CanESS is a simulation model designed to demonstrate the relationship between an evolving population, the evolving energy systems implemented to meet that population's needs, and the emissions produced as a result. CanESS is a tool for performing 'look-ahead' analysis: through the development and testing of various scenarios CanESS allows for the exploration of the likely long term consequences of collective societal actions such as policy change or adoption of new technologies.