Special Issue "Model Coupling and Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: energy systems modelling; energy scenarios; greenhouse gas reduction strategies; technology assessment
Interests: energy systems analysis and assessment; sector coupling; greenhouse gas reduction strategies
Interests: energy system; energy market modelling; energy market design; long-range developments of energy markets; renewable energies and system integration
The degree of complexity of energy systems has significantly increased in the context of high shares of renewables, decarbonisation goals, environmental aspects, economic interactions, etc. Therefore, the development of energy scenarios or greenhouse gas reduction strategies requires the use of model approaches to understand the interdependencies of different technologies and policy measures at the different levels (from regional via national to European level) of the energy sector.
However, different methodologies, model types (technical, economic, etc.), and model coupling approaches are used for energy systems assessment, which themselves significantly impact the scenario results. The methodology can range from pure optimisation models that specifically analyse the development from a cost optimal perspective via models that take into account strategic behaviour, e.g., using mixed complementarity formulations for modelling market equilibriums, as well as taking into account other concepts, like agent-based simulation or system dynamics. In general, the research should demonstrate an additional value for a relevant research question in the energy sector.
Therefore, this Special Issue welcomes research focusing on models, model coupling concepts, and methodological approaches.
Your contribution may describe models, model coupling concepts suitable for generating energy scenarios, and greenhouse gas reduction scenarios on different system levels (international, national, sectoral, urban, infrastructures, etc.).
Dr. Peter Markewitz
Dr. Martin Robinius
Prof. Dr. Dominik Möst
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- modeling of energy systems or energy markets
- model coupling
- energy supply
- greenhouse gas reduction strategies
- energy infrastructures
- energy sector
- end use sectors