Dec 11, 2012
Users can define a variety of scenarios with JOBS FC. They can specify cost and operating parameters or use the defaults provided in the tool.
To get started, users must enter a handful of required inputs at the top of the INPUTS spreadsheet which is associated with their desired fuel cell application – forklifts
, backup power or prime power may be modeled in JOBS FC 1 To select a scenario, users must choose:
Gross versus net analysis
- A geography (any one of the 50 states, the nine census regions, or the US as a whole)
- A fuel cell technology (polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells for forklifts or backup power, and either phosphoric acid (PAFC) or molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) for prime power)
- An annual number of fuel cells to be produced, imported and exported for the selected geography in the years 2015-2020.
Users electing to run a national analysis also must choose whether to calculate gross impacts or both gross and net impacts. Gross impacts are the jobs, earnings and economic output attributable to fuel cell production and use. Net impacts are the result of subtracting from the gross totals the jobs, earnings and output that are displaced by fuel cells. Employment results are reported as job years (i.e., one year of work for one person). The difference between gross and net employment results is shown in the following illustration.