Using the IEA ETSAP modelling tools for Denmark

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    Abstract

    An important part of the cooperation within the IEA (International Energy Agency) is organised through national contributions to ”Implementation Agreements” on energy technology and energy analyses. One of them is ETSAP (Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme), started in 1976. Denmark has signed the agreement and contributed to some early annexes. This project is motivated by an invitation to participate in ETSAP Annex X, "Global Energy Systems and Common Analyses: Climate friendly, Secure and Productive Energy Systems" for the period 2005 to 2007. The main activity is semi-annual workshops focusing on presentations of model analyses and use of the ETSAP' tools (the MARKAL/TIMES family of models). The project was also planned to benefit from the EU project ”NEEDS - New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability. ETSAP is contributing to a part of NEEDS that develops the TIMES model for 29 European countries with assessment of future technologies. An additional project “Monitoring and Evaluation of the RES directives: implementation in EU27 and policy recommendations for 2020” (RES2020) under Intelligent Energy Europe was added, as well as the Danish “Centre for Energy, Environment and Health (CEEH), starting from January 2007. This report summarises the activities under ETSAP Annex X and related project, emphasising the development of modelling tools that will be useful for modelling the Danish energy system. It is also a status report for the development of a model for Denmark, focusing on the tools and features that allow comparison with other countries and, particularly, to evaluate assumptions and results in international models covering Denmark.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Risø Nationallaboratoriet for Bæredygtig Energi
    Number of pages76
    ISBN (Print)87-550-03700-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number1656(EN)
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-1656
    • Risø-R-1656(EN)

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