energy modeling Articles

  • Nature Energy article: ‘Open discussion of negative emissions is urgently needed’

    At the moment, nearly all model-based scenarios that limit global warming to 2 °C or less use negative CO2 emission technologies (NETs), particularly bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Still, investments in these technologies continue to be relatively small, and concerns are being raised regarding the large-scale application of such technologies. If no explicit policy ...

  • Spatial model for wood energy analysis

    Fuelwood is one of the major fuels for rural households and cottage industries in developing countries. Most of the fuelwood consumed in rural areas come from nearby forests. The estimates on the availability of fuelwood are based on gross national estimates and may not reflect the local conditions. As a result, planning for wood energy supply and consumption becomes an ad hoc process. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The treatment of technology development in energy models

    The paper addresses some key issues in the application of projections for technology development in models used to analyse large-scale energy systems. Examples of technology development in the electricity and transport industry are used to illustrate the difficulties. It is suggested that projections should be obtained from uncommitted sources and standard assessment criteria used. Factors in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrating sustainability in energy policy modelling

    As a major challenge to humanity, sustainable development calls for safe, environmentally sound, and economically viable energy pathways. This is a global challenge, not only to energy policy change and defining operational terms of sustainability, but also to improving analytical tools and modelling frameworks. To this end, fundamental requirements of sustainable development are discussed from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agent-based modelling of energy infrastructure transitions

    Shaping energy transitions not only requires technical system innovation and redesign but also new policies, regulations, Research and Development (R&D) and investment strategies – a transition assemblage. Transition management thus equates to designing and implementing such an assemblage. Agent-Based Models (ABMs) may be used for ex-ante assessment of transition assemblage alternatives. To help ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Visual interactive structured modelling in energy policy and management

    The modelling paradigm of structured modelling is based on a systematic identification of the elements and their relations in a system under investigation. The advent of user-friendly computation and information technologies has promoted the concept of structured modelling. Different modelling paradigms have been developed, including systems thinking, soft systems approach, and influence ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Model-based decision support in energy planning

    Models have become standard tools in energy planning. Fast computers and ever improving optimisation packages now allow us to solve problems within a few minutes that were out of range 20 years ago and that 10 years ago could only be solved in several CPU-hours. Fully interactive data bank systems with standardised user interfaces and on-line data access support easy modifications and adaptations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technology evolution and energy modelling: overview of research and findings

    This paper provides an overview of the research work carried out within the TEEM research project regarding technology progress and the endogenous representation in energy modelling. It also provides an overview of the model applications that aimed at improving policy-oriented understanding of climate change mitigation when endogenous technology progress is considered. The paper introduces the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A GIS-based regional energy-environment policy model

    This paper describes a regional energy-environment modelling approach that explicitly takes into account the spatial distribution of production and demand activities, with their associated emissions. Indeed, some of the information used at a regional level has a spatial representation (e.g. district heating, electricity grid, natural gas network, traffic, public transport, etc.). We have defined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling energy demand of Croatian industry sector

    Industry represents one of the most interesting sectors when analysing Croatian final energy demand. Croatian industry represents 20% of nation’s GDP and employs 25% of total labour force making it a significant subject for the economy. Today, with around 60 PJ of final energy demand it is the third most energy intensive sector in Croatia after transport and households. Implementing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal energy flow modelling in a typical university classroom

    In order to develop solutions for reducing energy consumption, an evaluation was made of the Civil Engineering Department building in the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT). As a part of this analysis, governing equations of mass, momentum and energy transport were used to model the heat flow in a typical classroom. The model was developed using finite element numerical method. The results of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forecasting US renewables in the national energy modelling system

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) forecasts US renewable energy supply and demand in the context of overall energy markets using the National Energy Modelling System (NEMS). Renewables compete with other supply and demand options within the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and electricity sectors of the US economy. NEMS forecasts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of optimum solar irradiation energy model for Iran

    In this article, an optimal model for calculating the total solar irradiation is represented for Iran. Eight irradiation models are analysed based on the meteorology information of 22 synoptic stations. Afterwards, accuracy of these methods is compared using standard error criteria. Hence, Daneshyar and Modified Daneshyar are introduced as the most precise methods. Then, a new coefficient is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An Interactive Environmental Economy Model for Energy Cycle in Iran

    ABSTRACT The growing world economy calls for saving natural resources with sustainable development framework. This paper intends to look at the environment-energy interface (impacts on the environment stemming form the energy sector) and to propose measures for reducing this impact without trying to impede economic development. In addition, this paper estimates the amounts of energy subsidies ...

  • Technology dynamics in energy systems models with perfect foresight

    This article provides a tutorial on how to implement technology dynamics in global optimisation energy models that are widely used for energy systems analysis. The tutorial draws from a series of modelling experiments conducted by several research groups cooperating in the framework of European Union research. The paper expands on issues associating endogenous learning of technologies and model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Progress in energy complex system modelling and analysis

    From the viewpoint of energy system modelling, this paper systematically analyses energy models developed by various international organisations. Their modelling approaches, functions, modelling structures, as well as their typical applications are reviewed. The review will be helpful for further study and development in the area of modelling and analysis of energy complex systems.Keywords: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy Modeling “The Magical Tool”– But Reality is Different

    A lot is talked about energy modeling as a magical tool that helps you cut down the utility bills and build a highly energy efficient building. ‘Sustainability’ is highly fashionable today, and energy modeling is considered to be the Holy Grail. On the other hand there is also a section in the industry who considers energy modeling as highly inaccurate. There are also several examples ...


  • Energy consumption modelling and benchmarking in continuous galvanising lines

    The pot hardware in continuous galvanising lines is prone to failure and needs to be replaced quite frequently which results in considerable loss of production time and high energy consumption. Galvanizing Energy Profiler and Decision Support Systems (GEPDSS) was developed to consider major energy consuming equipment in a typical hot dip continuous line which tracks the current production and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A model for assessment of energy utilisation within an urban centre

    This paper presents development of a model for analysis of energy and exergy utilisation within an urban centre of Calgary, Canada. The analysis began with the detailed assessment of energy resource utilisation patterns and energy flows across six different energy consuming sectors, namely energy generation, residential, commercial, industrial, transportation and agricultural. For each sector, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy Sustainability

    I1.1  | A Fifteen Year Roadmap Toward Complete Energy Sustainability Andrew Frank |  Professor, University of Calif-Davis Transitioning to a Renewable Energy based Society Without Fossil Fuels in 15 years using The Existing Energy Infrastructure Sterling Watson Principal Investigator and Prof Andrew A. Frank Univ. of CA- ...

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