Overview on Techniques and Models Used in the Energy Field

Charpentier, J.-P. (1975). Overview on Techniques and Models Used in the Energy Field. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-75-008

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The so-called "energy crisis" has caused increasing concern in the energy industry and in governments. The procedures of environmental protection have further complicated the energy supply and price picture.

The question of how serious an energy problem we are facing and of alternative strategies can be studied by means of extensive models. The adequacy of the available models and the possibilities of the different kinds of models under development are being exhaustively reviewed in most countries. The use of models for decision making in industry is quite well developed, while their use by governments, at national or international levels, is in the beginning stages.

The paper begins with a brief review of the main techniques used in energy modeling to illustrate the extent of the term "model" which ranges from classical methods such as linear programming to the building of normative scenarios. A review of the most important models developed and being developed follows. Finally, some questions linked to a specific problem -- energy demand -- are posed.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/508

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