Survey of energy system modelling tools - Results

Published: 31 March 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6s59gbxh6p.1


This repository hosts the results of the survey of energy system modelling tools conducted by the Sustainable Energy group at Aalborg University. The results of this survey are further analysed and referenced in the following publication: Chang, M; Thellufsen, J.Z.; Zakeri, B.; Pickering, B.; Pfenninger, S.; Lund, H.; Østergaard, P.A. (2021) "Trends in tools and approaches for modelling the energy transition", Applied Energy 290, 116731, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116731 Highlights • Survey of current trends and challenges in energy system modelling tools (N = 54). • Tool features, linkages, user accessibility and policy application were reviewed. • Growing coverage of cross-sectoral synergies, open access, and improved temporal detail. • Challenges in representing high-resolution energy demand in all sectors. • Key issues remain in understanding tool coupling, accessibility & perceived policy-relevance.


Steps to reproduce

- Review of literature - Survey questionnaires


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Survey, Energy System Models